PLAYERS | Tyrone Peachey

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Panther 536

106 matches [2014-2018]

160 points [40 tries]

Stats: themightypanthers.com/players_peachey-tyrone.htm

Wellington born utility who played lower grades at Cronulla, and was signed by the Panthers shortly after his first grade debut for the Sharks in 2013.

Making his debut for the Panthers in the opening round of the 2014 season, he would be used mostly as an impact player off the bench, but on occasion was able to secure a starting spot, usually in the second row or at lock, and occasionally at five-eighth. Injury would unfortunately cut short his season in July.

Peachey returned in 2015, firstly in the Indigenous All Stars side and later earning another representative debut for City – he would make appearances in both fixtures for the next three seasons. Once again, his utility value meant he played the majority of his 22 matches in 2015 off the bench. At season’s end, he was awarded with the Merv Cartwright Medal for the club’s player of the year.

In 2017 and 2018, he became a more regular starter, mostly in the centres but also on occasion filling in at five-eighth.

2018 would be his final season at the Panthers, being granted a release one year early to shift to the Gold Coast Titans. However, his final year saw him in arguably career best form, which was rewarded with selection for New South Wales as a bench utility, playing all three matches in their series victory. He also became the 50th Panthers player to play 100 or more first grade matches for the club.

At the end of the regular season, he was selected in the Australian squad for the Test matches against New Zealand and Tonga but unfortunately would miss out on selection for both matches. There was also rumours about him reneging on his deal with the Titans to stay at Penrith, however, he honoured the deal and headed north in 2019. Despite speculation he would make an early return back to Penrith, he saw out his contract and has signed with Wests Tigers for 2022.

Last updated 27 November 2021

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