Michael Chammas

Michael Chammas

Ivan Cleary unfazed by Penrith Panthers' wobble

Michael Chammas Penrith have built their success on building pressure this season but they failed to deliver against the masters of building pressure on Monday night.

Melbourne Storm show premiership credentials with impressive victory over Penrith Panthers

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Michael Chammas On a weekend when the premiership heavyweights faltered, the Melbourne Storm have announced themselves as genuine contenders with a 24-10 win against the in-form Panthers on Monday night.

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Panthers coach Ivan Cleary wants 40-20 rule changed now

Opportunity lost: Eels halfback Chris Sandow finds a gap against the Bulldogs.

Michael Chammas Panthers coach Ivan Cleary has urged the NRL to scrap the rules relating to the 40-20 before the start of the next round.

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Panthers hooker James Segeyaro may miss only one match with ankle injury

James Segeyaro of the Panthers.

Michael Chammas The Panthers are hopeful hooker James Segeyaro will only miss one week after suffering an ankle injury in Monday night's one-point win over his former club North Queensland.

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Penrith Panthers score thrilling win over North Queensland Cowboys with Jamie Soward starring

Starring role: Jamie Soward was the most valuable player for Penrith in their win over North Queensland.

Michael Chammas The Panthers might have went after Johnathan Thurston as their priority recruit, but on Monday night Jamie Soward proved that he was more than just a second prize, leading the Panthers to a...

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Panthers v Storm

Michael Chammas PENRITH PANTHERS v MELBOURNE STORM at Sportingbet Stadium, Monday 7.00pm

Dragons v Panthers

Michael Chammas St George Illawarra v Penrith at WIN Stadium, Sunday 3pm

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Penrith Panthers rookies echo club’s trio of greats

Young guns: Matt Moylan, Isaah Yeo and Bryce Cartwright are bringing back memories of 2003.

Michael Chammas Is history repeating itself at the foot of the mountains?

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Penrith Panthers coach Ivan Cleary rues missed opportunity in loss to Cronulla Sharks

Fend-off: Cronulla's Andrew Fifita palms away Panthers forward Lewis Brown.

Michael Chammas Penrith's quest for their first minor premiership since 2003 has been dealt a big blow after a shock loss against bottom-placed Cronulla in Bathurst on Saturday afternoon.

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Penrith Panthers confound critics again with victory over Canterbury Bulldogs

Moment of truth: James Segayaro watches on as the video ref rules on his second try.

Michael Chammas Having already lost Peter Wallace for the rest of the season with a knee injury suffered in last week's loss to Cronulla, the news got even worse for Ivan Cleary when he lost another one of his new...

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Penrith Panthers push on with plan for new stadium in western Sydney

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Michael Chammas Penrith Panthers general manager Phil Gould has welcomed the state government's decision to scrap further funding for suburban grounds in favour of a new stadium in western Sydney.

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No player in Origin – but now minor premiership is in Penrith Panthers' reach

On the prowl: the Panthers are well placed to end their 23-year wait for the minor premiership.

Michael Chammas The Panthers will take another step towards ending an 11-year drought in Sydney's west if they put Brisbane away at Penrith on Monday night.

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Matt Moylan ensures Penrith Panthers finish on a high in see-saw battle

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Michael Chammas It was only fitting that Matt Moylan would have the final say in what was a see-sawing contest at Sportingbet Stadium on Monday night.

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Elijah Taylor has no regrets leaving Warriors family for Panthers brotherhood

Michael Chammas He would not divulge the details of his conversation with Simon Mannering, but Elijah Taylor said a heart-to-heart chat with his former skipper helped reassure him he was making the right decision...

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James Roberts says sacking from Penrith Panthers a 'blessing in disguise' after fresh NRL start with Gold Coast Titans

Return bout: James Roberts is set to play his first game for the Titans against Penrith – the team that cut him loose in March.

Michael Chammas James Roberts was a shattered man at the time of his sacking from Penrith, and while he holds no grudges against his former club, he has labelled his move to the Gold Coast as a blessing in disguise.

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Previews

Gold Coast Titans v Penrith Panthers

Michael Chammas Cbus Super Stadium, Robina, Saturday 5.30pm (AEST)

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Leap of faith puts rebuilt Penrith Panthers on terra firma

Headliner: Big-name recruit Jamie Soward.

Michael Chammas When Warren Wilson took over as CEO of the Panthers, the club was on the brink of insolvency – days away from liquidation.

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Elijah Taylor's move to Penrith Panthers was a year in the making

Inspirational: Elijah Taylor has already made his mark at the foot of the mountains.

Michael Chammas When Ivan Cleary signed with the Panthers, he had an agreement with his former club, the Warriors, that he would not sign any of their players for a year.

Panthers v Raiders

Michael Chammas Michael Chammas writes: These two teams will be in the hunt come finals time. The Raiders showed their potential in the win against South Sydney, while the Panthers are one of the competition's big...

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Penrith prop Tim Grant see out contract at Panthers

Staying put: Penrith's Tim Grant.

Michael Chammas Penrith prop Tim Grant insists he will see out his contract at the Panthers, but said he understood that rugby league is now a business.