PLAYERS | Mitch Kenny


Panther 586

60 matches [2019-2022]

4 points [1 try] 


Windsor junior who was the 2018 Jersey Flegg captain before moving up to the Canterbury Cup in 2019.

In May 2019 he made his NRL debut against the Eels at Bankwest Stadium after the Panthers were granted as an injury related exemption by the NRL as he was outside the 30 man NRL squad.

After debuting off the bench, he was later elevated to starting side and soon after became the first choice hooker for the Panthers. However, injury would cut his season short in August.

With the signing of Apisai Koroisau for 2020, Kenny would be the second choice hooker. His appearances would be limited to just six, however, a number of these were to cover for Koroisau whilst injured. Despite being in the 17 for the preliminary final, he would not be in the final 17 for the grand final versus Melbourne.

2022 saw him as a regular part of the first choice 17, making 24 appearances, mostly off the bench. In the final premiership round, he was appointed captain as he led a vastly inexperienced Panthers team versus the Cowboys. He played off the bench in all three finals matches, including the victorious grand final versus Parramatta.

With the departure of Apisai Koroisau, he is seen as perhaps the next in line for the starting hooker, but will likely be in a battle with team mate Soni Luke.

Last updated 17 November 2022

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