Michael Chammas

Michael Chammas

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

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 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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Newcastle Knights v Penrith Panthers

Michael Chammas NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS v PENRITH PANTHERS at Hunter Stadium, 2.00pm.

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Penrith Panthers v Parramatta Eels

Parramatta halfback Chris Sandow sidesteps as he takes on the Panthers defensive line.

Michael Chammas PENRITH PANTHERS v PARRAMATTA EELS at Sportingbet Stadium, Friday 7.45pm.

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Ivan Cleary refuses to get carried away with rising Panthers

Three wins on the trot have the Panthers climbing up the ladder.

Michael Chammas The Panthers have moved into equal second position on the ladder after racking up their third straight win, however coach Ivan Cleary insists the competition table means very little at this stage of...

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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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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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Penrith Panthers v South Sydney Rabbitohs

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Michael Chammas Sportingbet Stadium, Penrith, Friday 7.40pm (AEST)

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Julie Burgess accuses Penrith Panthers fan of hitting son Sam Burgess with stick

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 07:  Sam Burgess of Rabbitohs waits for kick-off during the NRL trial match between South Sydney Rabbitohs and Manly Sea Eagles at Redfern Oval on February 7, 2010 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Michael Chammas Michael Maguire described it as the best defensive effort he's seen in his three seasons at the club, but it could do little to take away from Nathan Merritt's attacking feats, finally becoming the...

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South Sydney Rabbitohs mark Nathan Merritt milestone with victory over Penrith Panthers

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Michael Chammas As it did last week, the rain tumbled on to Sportingbet Stadium before kick-off, turning an already heavy track into a slippery slide in front of a crowd of 11,674.

Storm v Panthers

Michael Chammas The Panthers are going to be a much improved team this year, but getting the job done in Melbourne in Cooper Cronk's first game of the season is too big of an ask so early in the year.

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Tim Grant holds no grudges after release from Panthers

Off to Souths ... Penrith's Tim Grant

Michael Chammas South Sydney-bound Panthers prop Tim Grant insists he would be a "hypocrite" to criticise the Panthers for releasing him given he embraced the change at the club over the past two years.

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Penrith Panthers edge Gold Coast Titans in gripping contest

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Michael Chammas Penrith's gutsy 14-12 victory over the table-topping Titans could be overshadowed by accusations that Titans co-captain Greg Bird performed a "squirrel grip" on Penrith's Sika Manu on Monday night.

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James Roberts released by Penrith Panthers over off-field incidents

Released: Penrith have freed youngster James Roberts over a string of alcohol-related incidents.

Michael Chammas The Penrith Panthers have released promising speedster James Roberts after a string of alcohol-related off-field misdemeanours. The NRL's Integrity Unit is investigating.

Peter Wallace blames referees after Panthers' narrow loss to Storm

Michael Chammas The Panthers went down 18-17 to Melbourne at AAMI Park on Saturday night, with several contentious refereeing decisions going against them.

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Close losses not good enough for Panthers any more, says Kevin Kingston

Billy Slater of the Storm is tackled by Elijah Taylor of the Panthers during Penrith's controversial loss to Melbourne.

Michael Chammas It wasn't long ago Penrith would have considered a one-point loss to Melbourne in the Storm's own backyard as a moral victory, but not not any more.