PLAYERS | Jed Cartwright


Panther 588

1 matches [2019]

0 points


A part of the third generation of the Cartwright family at Penrith, the son of former club captain John and grandson of Merv.

He was a Warragamba junior who played Under 20s with the Gold Coast Titans and was signed by the Panthers for the 2017 season. He was a part of the NSW Cup premiership winning team that season, playing mostly in the centres before having an injury interrupted 2018 season.

In 2019, he was named in the 30 man NRL squad and in Round 17 made his NRL debut against the Titans, coming off the bench. It would be his solitary appearance, returning to the NSW Cup the following week and soon after suffering a season ending shoulder injury.

PLAYERS | Brent Naden


Panther 587

12 matches [2019]

32 points [8 tries]


Wellington (western NSW) junior who was signed by the Panthers as a teenager and was the captain of the premiership winning Under 20s team in 2015.

He later went to Newcastle and then Canberra, where he played NSW Cup before returning to Penrith in 2019.

Although not starting the season as part of the 30 man NRL squad, he received a call up in May to make his NRL debut versus Manly when the NRL granted an injury related exemption. Weeks later he was upgraded to the NRL squad.

In 12 appearances he crossed for eight tries, including an individual 80 metre effort against the Warriors in Auckland.

PLAYERS | Mitch Kenny


Panther 586

12 matches [2019]

0 points 


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.

PLAYERS | Brian To’o


Panther 585

15 matches [2019]

36 points [9 tries] 


St. Mary’s junior who started with the SG Ball team and moved up through the grades with the Under 20s in 2017 and NSW Cup in 2018 before being named as a development player in the 30 man NRL squad in 2019.

He made his NRL debut against the Warriors in Round 9 starting on the wing. His hard running and acrobatic finishes saw him fast become a fan favourite at Penrith, scoring nine tries. He capped off his first NRL season by winning the Ben Alexander award for rookie of the year and was selected for Samoa in the inaugural World Nines tournament in October.

PLAYERS | Liam Martin


Panther 584

16 matches [2019]

8 points [2 tries] 


Temora junior who started at the Panthers with the Under 18s SG Ball team in 2015 before progressing through the grades, being part of the premiership winning NSW Cup team in 2017.

In 2018 he elevated to the NRL squad, being named in a number of extended squads throughout the season but missing the cut before match day.

He made his NRL debut versus the Storm at Bathurst in Round 3, 2019, coming off the bench. In only his sixth match he turned in a man of the match performance in their win against Manly. By the end of the 2019 season he had established himself as a hard running, no nonsense second rower and a key member of the Panthers forward pack, finishing his debut season with 16 appearances.

PLAYERS | Frank Winterstein


Panther 583

12 matches [2019]

4 points [1 try] 


Canterbury junior who debuted with the Bulldogs in 2008. After a stint in England with a number of clubs and representing Australia in Rugby Union Sevens, he returned to the NRL with Manly in 2016. After three seasons with the Sea Eagles, he was released and signed with the Panthers.

Starting the season in the NSW Cup, he earned a call up to the NRL making his club debut in the second round versus the Knights in Newcastle, coming off the bench and scoring a try in their two-point win.

Winterstein would start as a second rower in eleven more matches before being dropped to the NSW Cup in August. He was not been able to make a return to the top 17 in the closing rounds and was released at the end of the season.

PLAYERS | Tyrell Fuimaono


Panther 582

7 matches [2019]

0 points 


St. Mary’s junior who played lower grades at Parramatta before making his NRL debut with South Sydney in 2017. After 20 appearances across two seasons with the Rabbitohs, he was released and signed with the Panthers for the 2019 season.

He made his club debut for the Panthers in the opening round of the 2019 season, coming off the bench. A centre / second rower, he made seven appearances across the opening three months, mostly as a bench player before being dropped back to the NSW Cup team. He was not been able to make a return to the top 17 and was released at the end of the season.

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