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Half race over PANTHERS COACH IVAN CLEARY SAYS THE CLUB IS NO LONGER CHASING A NEW HALFBACK FOR THE 2014 NRL SEASON...

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ANTHERS COACH IVAN CLEARY has declared the race for a halfback is over – opting for the pairing of Jamie Soward and Isaac John in season 2014. It comes as St George-Illawarra released Soward to play the rest of the season in England before he joins Penrith next year. Speaking with Extra Time, Cleary answered “pretty much” when asked if Penrith had finished their much-publicised hunt for a new half to lead them into the future. “We’ve got some good depth in the halves at our club… certainly there’s still a competitive environment there which is good,” he said. “We’re starting to get closer to the end in terms of our recruitment.” Penrith were the NRL’s most active club searching for a new halves pairing after experiencing a number of disappointing seasons with various combinations. Earlier this year the Panthers missed out on two of the best in the business, Johnathan Thurston and Todd Carney, and also failed in luring Broncos star Peter Wallace back to the club. But it seems the missing link to join Jamie Soward in the halves next season was under Penrith’s nose all along – Isaac John. Last week the 24-year-old re-signed with the Panthers for a further two seasons after showing some great signs in the halves since joining from the English Super League in February this year. “I’m happy for him, happy for us,” Cleary said. “I guess he needed us and we probably needed him, and it’s become a good little marriage. “I think Isaac’s got a lot more in him. I think he can improve. He’s at the right age, played the right amount of games, and I’m looking forward to his future at the Panthers.” John is Penrith’s fifth re-signing over the past month with Matt Moylan, David Simmons, Nigel Plum and Adam Docker all inking new deals for season 2014 and beyond. “We think all those players can help us in the future,” Cleary said. “They’ve all earned their contracts without a doubt. They’ve all played well in slightly different circumstances some of them, but we feel they’re going to help us in the future and that’s what it’s really about.” There’s obviously plenty of nerves in the

Penrith camp over Soward, who has been on the outer at the Dragons and was dropped to reserve grade earlier this month. He will play out the rest of the year with the London Broncos, replacing former Penrith skipper Craig Gower who is now back in the NRL, playing for Newcastle. Meanwhile, Cleary believes injured prop Tim Grant (hand) should be free to return for the Panthers against the Dragons next weekend, but will be without Sika Manu, who will miss the next eight weeks. Cleary has a weekend off to think about where the Panthers are headed for the rest of the season after losses to the Tigers and Raiders in recent weeks. There’s no doubt that the loss against Wests at Penrith Stadium a fortnight ago could prove to be “the one that got away” at the end of the season. Last weekend, the Raiders were just too good for a slow-starting Panthers, winning 24-12 at Canberra Stadium. “The start wasn’t particularly good and it makes it hard,” Cleary said after the match. “We were just a bit off the pace at the start of the game.” Cleary was pleased with the team’s effort in the second 40 minutes, but it wasn’t enough to stop the Raiders, who set up the win with a solid first half. “Our second half was much better but the ball just wasn’t bouncing our way,” he said. Raiders coach David Furner was happy with his side’s strong defence. “I thought our defence was good... I praise our big boys in the middle,” he said. “They’re a team with Kingston and Segeyaro there that can challenge a bit.” Skipper Terry Campese agreed, saying Penrith fought hard, but his side defended well. “I thought our scramble defence was outstanding tonight,” he said. “Our defence is something we need to keep working on if we want to challenge these top four sides.” With a bye this weekend, the Panthers face St George-Illawarra at home next week in what is shaping up as the most crucial game of the season so far. If Penrith loses the match, they start to lose touch with the top eight and the season may slip away. But a victory would put them back in contention and with matches against the Titans, Eels and Knights ahead, there’s the potential for another winning run. EXTRATIME | 3


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Rising from the scrap heap MOST DIDN’T EXPECT PENRITH TO USE ISAAC JOHN IN FIRST GRADE THIS YEAR. NOW, JOHN IS SET TO BE IN THE HALVES PERMANENTLY AFTER HE WAS REWARDED FOR HIS GREAT FORM WITH A NEW DEAL... promises” deal. He was regarded as Penrith’s fourth option in the halves, and many didn’t expect him to play first grade this year. But as Penrith’s halves options dwindled through injury it was John’s turn to finally step up and so far, he hasn’t let anyone down. “It’s definitely been an exciting few months and I’m very grateful for the opportunity Penrith have given me, and staying for two

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footy you tend to play well.” With halfback Luke Walsh moving on at season’s end, 24-year-old John has now been earmarked by coach Ivan Cleary as the man to partner incoming five-eighth Jamie Soward next year. “Hopefully I can fill the role at ‘7’ for Penrith,” John said. “It was a position I played a lot growing up and I’m probably more a natural ‘7’ than ‘6’, although I enjoy playing both. “In terms of next year I haven’t really thought that far ahead, I’m still trying to get better week by week at the moment and that’s my sole focus.”

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NWANTED, NOT HAPPY AND out of form at his English club Wakefield Trinity, Isaac John’s career was seemingly going down the wrong path. Fast forward just a few months, and the in-form Kiwi-born star has just signed a new two-year contract extension to remain at the Panthers until the end of 2015. John only arrived at Penrith from the UK in February and was signed to one-year “no

more years is just the cherry on the top,” John said this week. “It was not something I was thinking about (getting re-signed), I was just trying to play good footy and try and earn the boys’ respect.” With John in the side the Panthers have won three from their last five, and look to be a lot more stable in the halves than they were in the opening few rounds. “I think I’m a lot happier off the field and that’s transferring onto the field,” John revealed. “I’m just really enjoying my footy at the moment and when you’re enjoying your

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PRIDDO’S POINT WITH LUKE PRIDDIS

Taming the bad boys of league 2003 Clive Churchill Medal winner Luke Priddis played more than 300 National Rugby League matches, including 162 for the Penrith Panthers

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LAYER BEHAVIOUR HAS BEEN a massive topic in the past and while we seem to be the code of second chances, something surely needs to be done to curb this behaviour, which is almost always alcohol related. I have heard individuals say that the extra $25,000 fine that Dave Smith imposed on James Tamou was over the top and unfair given he is missing an Origin. Well get those people as well as James to sit in a room with families that have lost a loved one through the actions of an unlicensed drunk driver and explain to them why it is unfair. The Rabbits and Titans did a great job promoting the game in the town of Cairns

and the crowd figures show that but then George Burgess undoes all that for both sides. It didn’t take long for Blake Ferguson and Josh Dugan (pictured) to get together to make another negative rugby league headline. What is alleged is serious so no further comment on the specific incident that Ferguson has been charged over, but the simple fact is that NSW are heading to QLD one-up in the series, trying to win their first series in eight years. It is arguably the biggest game of both their careers, yet they thought it appropriate to be hitting the drink on a Sunday night before heading to NSW camp on Monday.

It just wouldn’t sit right with me if I was Laurie Daley. Onto another issue and plenty of debate has occurred after the golden point last week in the Bulldogs/Manly game. It was only ever brought in for the fans so they went home with a definite result, as not too many players ever complained with one point from a draw. However, the rule needs to change. Make it golden try and straight away drop the number of players down to 12 each from the kick off for the first two sets of six then remove another player each second set of six after that. I guarantee that it would be exciting to watch and we would get a result by the way of a try very quickly.

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Simply Simmo PENRITH’S LEADING TRY-SCORER THIS SEASON SAYS THE SIDE IS FINALLY STARTING TO ADAPT TO COACH IVAN CLEARY’S STYLE...

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EWLY RE-SIGNED PANTHERS WINGER David Simmons has revealed he would’ve been content if this was his last season in the NRL. Speaking with Extra Time after inking a new two-year deal with the club, Simmons said his great form this season wasn’t because he was fighting for a new contract. “If it turned out that this was the end of my career then I was okay with that, so a new deal was never something that spurred me on to play better,” he said. After 11 seasons in the NRL, the 28-yearold former Shark is in career best form, scoring 11 tries from 13 games already this season. His try-scoring tally this year is more than double any other player in the Panthers’ first grade side. Simmons believes he hasn’t done anything “too different” this season as opposed to others but instead credits his teammates for making him a better player. “It’s probably one of my more consistent seasons,” he said. “I’d put that down to the way the team is coming together and the way the coaches have prepared us. It makes it easy when you’re playing on the wing for a team that’s working well. “Walshy’s playing really well as is Isaac John, Matt Moylan and Dean Whare. Our forwards are doing a really good job also, so I think all that put together is making the wingers look better than they are.” Simmons joined the Panthers in 2010 when former coach Matt Elliott was in control of the side. Back then the side boasted the likes of Michael Jennings, Luke Lewis, Michael

Gordon, Petero Civoniceva and Frank Pritchard. Three years later a new coach and a new crop of players have entered the arena, and according to Simmons, the club is in a better place. “Since Ivan’s come in he had to fight with a lot of change in the club and I think now we’re just starting to see the results of the hard work he’s put in since he got here,” he said. “The team is starting to take on board his strategies and the way he likes to play games. I think it takes a while for that stuff to sink in with footy players and for them to start to believe it.”

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HETHER IT BE IN the centres or in the forwards, Lewis Brown always makes a big impact on matches. Joining Penrith from the Warriors, Brown is a quiet achiever but is strong in defence,

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L O W E R G R A D E S F E AT U R E S T O R Y

Wolves in decline WINDSOR WILL HAVE TO TOPPLE THE HIGH FLYING NORTH SYDNEY BEARS IF THEY ARE TO AVOID A THIRD STRAIGHT LOSS IN THE NSW CUP...

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TARING DOWN THE BARREL of three straight losses, the Windsor Wolves will need to be at their absolute best if they are to overcome the North Sydney Bears this Sunday. Last Saturday night the Wolves went down to the Auckland Vulcans for the second time this season 20-14. To make matters worse the Wolves lost a number of players during the game through injury which didn’t help their cause during the tight and physical encounter. Lock Nathan Smith and prop Kyle O’Donnell left the field early in the clash with leg injuries, leaving the Wolves bench fairly tested. Centre Tom Eisenhuth also limped off early in the second half with a high ankle sprain which will leave him sidelined for a number of weeks. Panthers Under 20’s halfback Toby Evans, who made his NSW Cup debut in the game, also picked up a serious elbow injury which

will see him miss five weeks. Despite the loss and the hefty injury toll, Windsor coach Garth Brennan said there were a number of pleasing aspects to come out of the game. “Although disappointed by not getting the two points, I could not be disappointed by the commitment and determination shown in defence given the circumstances,” Brennan said after the game. “It was a gutsy effort all considering as many teams would have lost this game by 20 to 30 points.” This Sunday at North Sydney Oval against the third-placed Bears the Wolves will welcome back experienced hooker Ryan Simpkins as well as explosive winger George Jennings after a couple of weeks sidelined with a hamstring injury. It will also be the second game back for prop Jeremy Latimore and backrower Anthony Cherrington who showed positive signs in their return from injury.

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T WAS A SPECIAL day for the Robinson family last Saturday night with twin brothers Travis and Reece facing off against each other for the first time in the NRL. Pictured here with their mum via the Raiders’ Twitter account, the below picture shows the great family spirit on display at Canberra Stadium. Unfortunately, it wasn’t the best of nights for Travis, but no matter what happened, there was always going to be one unhappy brother after the game! The Panthers this week announced that young Tyrone Peachey will be joining the club from Cronulla on a two-year deal. The 21-year-old made his NRL debut for the Sharks this year after coming up through the junior ranks, and will join the Panthers from next year until the end of the 2015 season. “I’m really excited to be coming to Penrith, and I appreciate the club taking an interest in me and my playing future,” Peachey said. “They believe I have a promising future in first grade, and that’s a good feeling. The squad has a good mix of experienced players and fresh faces, and I’m keen to meet the boys and play some good football.” The Masked Panther was left red-faced last week with my piece on Nigel Plum, but I assure you that in the week leading up to the big fella re-signing, word was that he was

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headed elsewhere. Either way, it’s great to have Plum on deck for the next two years. Well done to Tim Grant and Sam Anderson who both took the time out to attend the Music for Life fundraiser at Panthers last Friday night. It seems changing that tyre probably cost Tim Grant an Origin spot. Blues coach Laurie Daley hinted on Sunday that Grant probably would have been the man to replace the suspended James Tamou for Origin II if he wasn’t injured. Grant should be back for Penrith’s clash with St George-Illawarra at Penrith Stadium next week. There’s no doubt the side missed him against both the Tigers and the Raiders. The injury problems at Penrith only got worse this week with Sika Manu fracturing his hand and his eye socket. He’ll be out for eight weeks. It’s a massive blow for the Panthers, as the mobile Manu has been in great form this season. There is much, much more to the story but Luke Lewis went a little way to mending his relationship with the Panthers’ fan base this week. In an interview with the Telegraph, he explained just what an awful headspace he was in during the time he was weighing up leaving the Panthers.

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RECEIVED AN EMAIL last weekend from a member of our Crowd and Ground Control committee which I shared on Facebook (facebook.com/ penrithjuniors) and I would also like to share this with you all. ‘The sportsmanship of the Riverstone U6 coach was outstanding, he encouraged the kids from both teams, applauded them for all their tackles, tries, etc. This bloke is what junior sport is about. He is a credit to his club and a great role model for the parents and kids.” This one story which I shared received a number of comments through Facebook, not only congratulating this coach but also highlighting a number of other people within our game who deserve the same acknowledgement. In our game, as with many other sports, there are so many positive stories out there which go unnoticed whilst anything negative is reported or highlighted. Negatives need to be reported and actioned on to ensure our game continues to be one which

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A NIP OF BRANDY WITH GREG ALEXANDER

Scandal has a silver lining PANTHERS legend Greg Alexander helped the club to its first ever premiership in 1991. He now works for 2UE, Fox Sports and Betfair.

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ERE WE ARE ON the verge of the most important Origin match in a decade, and yet another scandal has dominated the headlines. The Blake Ferguson incident is unacceptable and a huge distraction as the Blues come together to prepare for a trip north; one that could see them end Queensland’s dominance. I am confident the issue won’t have too big an impact upon the Blues’ preparation and, in a strange way, the selection of Nathan Merritt means the saga comes with an unlikely positive ending. At 30, Merritt finally gets the Blues jumper he’s long deserved. He’s a terrific winger and a super consistent player. His record at Suncorp, where he rarely fails to score a try, shows that he thrives on the big stage. His selection is a welcome one for the Blues. While I feel for the Panthers’ Tim Grant, the selection of Aaron Woods was an

obvious one to me. Woods looks made for Origin. Strong, tough and with a big motor, I am confident the Tigers prop will love his opportunity to mix it with Matt Scott and Nate Myles. Conversely, I really like Queensland’s team changes and their bench looks decidedly stronger than in game one. The inclusion of the dynamic Josh Papalli and the in-form Daly Cherry-Evans means the Maroons possess more strike power across the park. The prospect of a raging Papalli entering the game late in the first half will have the Blues’ edge defenders concerned, while Cherry-Evans is good enough to slot in in a number of positions and give Mal Meninga’s men another attacking ball-playing option. Ashley Harrison has been a standout for Queensland right throughout their dynasty but, as the coach himself put it, he is probably past his best.

Corey Parker offers the same work rate but provides more variety with the ball. By no means am I a shrinking violet but the NRL had no option but to crack down on the ‘biff ’ for game two following Queensland’s very public declaration of a ‘square up’. The issue had to be taken out the hands of the on-field referees who wouldn’t have stood a chance of calming the situation had a Maroon put one on the chin of Paul Gallen! Yes I am loyal and I don’t like tipping against my Panthers or Blues, but I do believe New South Wales has the side to get the job done and end the pain and suffering south of the border. Queensland will be much better this time around, and will be even harder to beat coming off a loss, but the Blues finally have belief. This could be the game where the Origin drought ends.

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THE FOOTY SHOW INSIDER

Your must-have guide to Origin watching EXCLUSIVE to Extra Time, our secret insider drops all the goss and information from behind the scenes of one of the most popular rugby league shows on television, Channel Nine’s ‘The Footy Show’

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ITH ORIGIN II JUST around the corner and the Blues on the verge of breaking Queensland’s seven year stranglehold, The Footy Show Insider has your ultimate guide to watching State of Origin on Nine’s Wide World of Sports. These Do’s and Don’ts are a surefire way to enhance your viewing experience.

be readily accessible and perfectly chilled at all times during the game. • Wear your team colours. Always show pride in that Blue jersey, regardless of the result. Note: If you’re a Queenslander neutral clothing is required – Nobody wants to see any more Maroon – It’s been seven years, give us Blues a break! • Complain about every dubious refereeing decision. However it is a requirement to applaud all decisions made in favour of New South Wales regardless of how controversial they may be.

DO • Turn up that volume, it’ll drain out the rambling commentary from your mates. Let the experts do the calling. • Invite mates around for a BBQ – nobody should BBQ alone. • Have the fridge stocked full of cold ones – this will help ease the pain if NSW happen to stumble. • Provide an ESKY. Beverages must

DON’T • Ask about the rules during the game – just cheer on the Blues regardless of what’s happening on

your TV set. • Support QLD if you were born in NSW. This Origin faux pas is unforgivable. The Maroons already have NSW born players; they don’t need any turncoat supporters. • Go to the toilet during game play. If you must, leave that door wide open so that you can be serenaded by ‘Rabs’ as you let off some steam. • Have too many cold ones. Nobody likes ‘that guy’ on Origin night. • Leave the sauce out of the fridge after use. Please see label for directions of use. • Cook after kick-off. To maximise viewing indulgence turn off that grill before the players run-out. Don’t miss ‘The Footy Show’ this Thursday at 8.30pm on Nine.

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RUGBY LEAGUE

YOU R WEEKLY GUID E

NRL LADDER POS

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Pts

W

D

L

B

F

A

PD

1

Rabbitohs

24

11

0

2

1

332

205

+ 127

2

Storm

23

10

1

2

1

307

188

+ 119

3

Roosters

20

9

0

4

1

304

167

+ 137

4

Sea Eagles

17

7

1

5

1

251

178

+ 73

5

Titans

16

7

0

6

1

278

237

+ 41

6

Sharks

16

7

0

6

1

229

224

+4

7

Bulldogs

16

8

0

6

0

272

293

- 21

8

Raiders

16

7

0

6

1

260

291

- 31

9

Knights

12

6

0

8

0

288

247

+ 41

10

Panthers

12

5

0

8

1

271

250

+ 21

11

Broncos

12

6

0

8

0

270

273

-3

12

Warriors

12

6

0

8

0

276

342

- 66

13

Cowboys

10

5

0

9

0

240

277

- 37

14

Dragons

10

5

0

9

0

208

272

- 64

15

Tigers

10

4

0

9

1

177

357

- 180

16

Eels

08

3

0

10

1

204

365

- 161

LEGEND Pts Ladder points B Byes

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D Draws A Points against

L Losses PD Points differential

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Blues call-up for kids TWO RISING STARS OF PENRITH’S JUNIOR RANKS WILL REPRESENT NEW SOUTH WALES IN THE UNDER 18’S STATE OF ORIGIN NEXT WEDNESDAY NIGHT, AND IT WON’T BE LONG BEFORE THEY’RE PLAYING FIRST GRADE FOR THE PANTHERS...

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DALLIN WATENE-ZELEZNIAK IN ACTION AGAINST THE WESTS TIGERS

WO OF PENRITH’S BRIGHTEST young stars have been selected in the Under 18’s New South Wales side to take on Queensland next week. Dallin Watene-Zelezniak, a freakish teenager making a big name for himself in the Holden Cup competition, and Oliver Clark were selected in the Blues side earlier this week. Coached by former Wests Tigers legend Todd Payten, the Blues will take on the Maroons as a curtain raiser to Origin II at Suncorp Stadium on Wednesday night. It’s a huge opportunity for the youngsters to play in front of a massive crowd and at the spiritual home of Origin. A try-scoring machine, Watene-Zelezniak is considered one of the brightest prospects

to come through the Panthers’ ranks in recent years. He is already being earmarked as a player with enormous first grade potential, and his height combined with his incredible skill and speed will certainly have him making his debut over the next few seasons. “It’s one of my goals to play first grade and to play with the boys I have grown up playing with is something I want to do,” he said when re-signing with the club earlier this year. He credits is family for helping him get to where he is today. “Definitely my parents, because they’ve been there from the start. Without them I probably wouldn’t be playing football today,” he said.


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