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Penrith Panthers: 2021 round 1 predicted team

Veteran winger Josh Mansour has reportedly been told he will start the season behind Charlie Staines and Brian To'o. Brent Naden's immediate future is under a cloud following a positive drugs test after the 2020 grand final meaning either Tyrone May continues in the role or Dean Whare returns as a specialist centre, which could bump May to the bench and Belmore-bound half Matt Burton to the reserves.

Any of Zane Tetevano, Moses Leota or Matt Eisenhuth could replace James Tamou at prop but Tetevano is the most experienced while Leota has been functioning well as a bench weapon.

1. Dylan Edwards
2. Charlie Staines
3. Stephen Crichton
4. Tyrone May
5. Brian To'o
6. Jarome Luai
7. Nathan Cleary
8. James Fisher-Harris
9. Api Koroisau
10. Zane Tetevano
11. Viliame Kikau
12. Liam Martin
13. Isaah Yeo

14. Kurt Capewell
15. Moses Leota
16. Matt Burton
17. Spencer Leniu

Others: Billy Burns, Matt Eisenhuth, Robert Jennings, Mitch Kenny, Josh Mansour, Brent Naden, Lindsay Smith, Dean Whare

Read more: https://www.nrl.com/news/2020/12/20/pen ... cted-team/
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That looks like a squad that could lead the comp all year and choke on GF day..
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I’m sure this year they’ll be able to remember their lines on grand final day better.
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Penrith Panthers release forward Zane Tetevano to join Super League

The Penrith Panthers have released forward Zane Tetevano from the final year of his contract to join the Super League. Tetevano is expected to take up a three-year deal with Leeds Rhinos in the English competition in the coming days.

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Clearys feel the pressure as minor premiers try to replace two club stalwarts: Panthers best 17

The Panthers are coming off their best season in 17 years, but after letting go of two of their most experienced stars picking up where they left off will be no guarantee in 2021.

PANTHERS BEST 17

1 Dylan Edwards
2 Charlie Staines
3 Stephen Crichton
4 Brent Naden
5 Brian To’o
6 Jarome Luai
7 Nathan Cleary
8 James Fisher-Harris
9 Apisai Koroisau
10 Moses Leota
11 Viliame Kikau
12 Liam Martin
13 Isaah Yeo

14 Tyrone May
15 Kurt Capewell
16 Matt Eisenhuth
17 Spencer Leniu

Read more: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nrl-pr ... d99bcdf2ad
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Penrith Panthers Brent Naden issued $5000 breach notice for biosecurity breach

The National Rugby League (NRL) has today issued Penrith Panthers player Brent Naden with a breach notice for failing to comply with the game’s 2020 biosecurity protocols.

The breach notice proposes Naden be fined $5,000 after he associated with people outside the Panthers’ bubble, on the evening prior to the 2020 NRL Telstra Premiership Grand Final.

The fine is consistent with sanctions handed down to players who committed similar breaches during the 2020 season, which took into account the income of the Player.

Separately, the NRL has completed a thorough investigation into whether the Panthers had any knowledge of Naden using illicit substances on the evening prior to the Grand Final.

The NRL has found no evidence the club was aware of the breach prior to Naden playing in the Grand Final.

Naden has already served a one-month suspension in compliance with the World Anti-Doping Code for returning a positive sample to Benzoylecgonine and Methylecgonine (metabolites of Cocaine).

Today’s sanction deals only with the biosecurity breach.

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Naden issued $5000 breach notice for biosecurity breach: https://www.nrl.com/news/2021/02/05/nad ... ty-breach/
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Big test for the Ivan Cleary this season. He has a quality spine that will hold them in good stead, but such a young team can either be motivated by last year's disappointment, or it could really knock them around. Like us, they have seemed to struggle to put two good seasons together in the past.
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Gee Naden got off lightly.

I think the Panthers will go ok this year. Top 8.

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Naden seems to have won lotto. I’d be less concerned if it was well after the match.
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BJ wrote: February 5, 2021, 2:46 pm Naden seems to have won lotto. I’d be less concerned if it was well after the match.
Remember Wendell Sailor getting 2 years for a positive to cocaine. Naden gets 1 month in the off season and misses 0 games.
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Northern Raider wrote:
BJ wrote: February 5, 2021, 2:46 pm Naden seems to have won lotto. I’d be less concerned if it was well after the match.
Remember Wendell Sailor getting 2 years for a positive to cocaine. Naden gets 1 month in the off season and misses 0 games.
Ridiculous penalty.

I actually think they'll struggle this year. Losing Tamou and Tetevano will bite them in the butt.

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Panthers confirm departure of ex-Kiwi Test star

Penrith have confirmed the departure of former Kiwi Test centre Dean Whare. The 31-year-old has been granted a release from the final year of his contract to take up a multi-year deal with Super League club, Catalans Dragons.

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Issah Yeo and Nathan Cleary to co-captain Penrith Panthers as 700 games' experience moves on

NSW Origin stars Nathan Cleary and Issah Yeo have been named co-captains of a youthful Penrith outfit that has farewelled more than 700 games of experience over the summer.

Cleary, 23, is the youngest captain of those confirmed by NRL clubs for 2021, sharing the role with Yeo, 26, after James Tamou's move to Wests Tigers.

Read more: https://www.nrl.com/news/2021/02/09/you ... -captains/

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Yeo re-signs with Panthers until end of 2024

Penrith have received a massive boost leading into the season with co-captain Isaah Yeo signing a three-year contract extension.

The 26-year-old forward, who was recently appointed co-captain alongside Nathan Cleary, has committed to the Panthers until at least the end of the 2024 season.

Read more: https://www.nrl.com/news/2021/02/12/yeo ... d-of-2023/
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Stephen Crichton to stay with Penrith Panthers until end 2023

Penrith has received a boost on the eve of the 2021 Telstra Premiership season with representative centre Stephen Crichton agreeing to a new two-year contract on Wednesday. Crichton's extension will mean the 20-year-old remains at the Panthers until at least the end of the 2023 season.

Read more: https://www.nrl.com/news/2021/02/24/cri ... ntil-2023/

Crichton commits to Panthers

Penrith Panthers is delighted to announce Stephen Crichton has agreed to a two-year contract extension with the club.

The new deal means the 20-year-old centre is committed to Panthers until at least the end of the 2023 season.

"It’s really exciting to know I’m going to be at Panthers for the next three years," Crichton said.

"This is my home. I’ve grown up in this club and built strong relationships with everyone here. I’ve never wanted to play anywhere else.

"To get the deal done before the season starts is massive and now I can focus on playing my best footy."

A local junior with St Marys and St Clair Comets, Crichton first donned Panthers colours as a member of the club’s SG Ball side in 2018.

"I’m very happy that ‘Critta’ will continue to grow and develop in the Panthers system alongside his good mates," Panthers coach Ivan Cleary said.

"I look forward to working with him over the next three years and I know he’ll contribute strongly to our club, on and off the field, in that time."

Crichton began 2019 in the Panthers Jersey Flegg squad before making his senior debut in the Canterbury Cup, his representative debut for the NSW U20s Origin side and his NRL debut in Round 21.

Last season he established himself as a starting centre in the Panthers NRL side, scoring 17 tries in 22 appearances, and was named in the Dally M Team of the Year and the extended NSW Origin squad.

"We’re thrilled to have Stephen commit to Panthers until the end of 2023," Panthers General Manager Rugby League Matt Cameron said.

"He’s another example of a local junior we’ve developed into an NRL player, on the cusp of higher representative honours.

"We take great pride in Stephen’s journey so far and consider it further validation of our club’s significant investment in junior development.

"We know his success in Panthers colours can serve as powerful inspiration for the next generation of youngsters playing Rugby League across the Penrith district."

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Jarome Luai locks in new Penrith Panthers deal until end of 2024

Star five-eighth Jarome Luai has settled his future long term at Penrith after signing a three-year contract extension just a day after securing Stephen Crichton in similar fashion.

Read more: https://www.nrl.com/news/2021/02/26/lua ... d-of-2024/

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Penrith Panthers is delighted to announce Jarome Luai has signed a three-year contract extension with the club.

The new deal means the 24-year-old playmaker has committed to Panthers until at least the end of the 2024 season.

“I feel blessed to know I’ll be at Panthers for the next four years,” Luai said.

“This is my home. This is where I grew up. This is my family. Every time I pull on that jersey, I’m playing for all those things and more.

“I think it’s going to be a great season and I’m just really excited to get out there and play some footy.”

A local junior with St Marys, Luai progressed through the Panthers development system to achieve his NRL debut in 2018.

The Samoan international had to bide his time behind James Maloney before stepping into the five-eighth role last season.

“I first watched Jarome playing alongside Nathan (Cleary) as a 15-year-old,” Panthers coach Ivan Cleary said.

“He had to wait a little bit longer to cement his spot in the NRL but the natural combination those two have will be vital for our club over the coming years.

“Jarome’s value to our team is more than just his individual skills. He has an ability to connect the players around him, which is crucial to our success.

“I look forward to working with him and watching his game continue to grow in the seasons ahead.”

Luai played a key role in the team’s record-breaking 2020 campaign, scoring seven tries and notching up 23 try assists.

His outstanding form was rewarded with selection in the extended NSW Origin squad and the Maori All Stars side.

“Panthers has taken a very deliberate approach to recruitment and retention over the summer months to ensure we put the club in the best possible position moving forward,” Panthers General Manager Rugby League Matt Cameron said.

“Securing Jarome’s services through to the end of 2024 is a key piece of that puzzle.

“At the start of every year, when we speak to the families involved in our junior development system, we make a promise to the parents that we will shape their kids into better players, and more importantly, better people.

“We believe Jarome is a reflection of that heartfelt commitment and we look forward to the next steps in his journey.”

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If injuries are kind to them again they will be hard to beat. The 2020 grand final performance was pretty ordinary, but they seem to be a pretty happy group.
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