Penrith Panthers to scrap potential JJ Giltinan Protect celebration at dwelling last with extra followers tipped for last common season match at ANZ Stadium in opposition to Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs


The Panthers will foyer for the JJ Giltinan Protect to be offered after their final-round match ought to they declare the minor premiership underneath a state of affairs the place extra followers will be capable of fete Ivan Cleary’s report breakers.

Just some days after Panthers chief government Brian Fletcher had floated the prospect of receiving the trophy through the first week of the finals, coach Cleary and the soccer workers will argue for it to be carried out at ANZ Stadium after their match in opposition to the Bulldogs subsequent Saturday.

The Panthers solely must win one among their remaining two video games – in opposition to the struggling Cowboys in Townsville on Friday night time or wood spoon favourites Canterbury – to obtain their first minor premiership since 2003. They may even be declared the most effective staff on the finish of the common season if the second-placed Storm lose to both the Tigers or Dragons.

Penrith powerbrokers had earlier this week indicated a choice for it to occur at a house last, which can be performed at Panthers Stadium. It is going to be the primary finals match on the foot of the mountains in a decade.