2011 Penrith Panthers season

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2011 Penrith Panthers
League 12th NRL
2011 record 8-16-0
Home record 4-8-0
Away record 4-8-0
Points for 430
Points against 517
Team information
CEO Australia Michael Leary
Coach Australia Matthew Elliot -> Australia Steve Georgallis
Captain Australia Petero Civoniceva
Ground Centrebet Stadium
Average attendance 12,299
Sponsor(s)
  • Main: Sanyo
  • Sleeve: Onsite Cleaning
  • Others: Host Plus, Tony Ferguson, ABCOE
Top scorers
Tries Lachlan Coote - 12
David Simmons - 12
Goals Michael Gordon - 25
Points Michael Gordon - 66
 < 2010 2012

The 2011 Penrith Panthers season is the 45th in the club's history. They are competing in the NRL's 2011 Telstra Premiership. This year saw Phil Gould appointed as the Penrith Panthers' new football operations manager.

2011 Players and Coaching Staff[edit]

Captain sports.svg = Captain
Injury icon 2.svg = Injured[1]
Injury icon 2.svg (SE) - Season Ending Injury[2]

No. Position Player
416 Australia LK Luke Lewis
431 Australia SR Trent Waterhouse
456 Australia WG Michael Gordon (GK) Injury icon 2.svg (SE)
457 Australia PR Matthew Bell
461 Australia LK Nathan Smith
463 Australia CE Michael Jennings
464 Australia PR Tim Grant
472 Australia PR Petero Civoniceva Captain sports.svg
473 Australia CE Brad Tighe
476 Samoa LK Joseph Paulo
477 New Zealand PR Sam McKendry
480 Samoa HK Masada Iosefa Injury icon 2.svg
481 Australia FB Lachlan Coote (GK) Injury icon 2.svg
506 Australia HB Luke Walsh (GK)
513 Australia WG Adrian Purtell
No. Position Player
514 Australia FE Travis Burns (GK)Injury icon 2.svg
515 Australia HK Kevin Kingston
518 New Zealand WG Sandor Earl Injury icon 2.svg (SE)
Australia WG David Simmons
New Zealand FE Arana Taumata
Tonga HK Nafe Seluini
Australia CE Yileen Gordon
England SR Michael Worrincy
New Zealand CE Timana Tahu Injury icon 2.svg(SE)
New Zealand CE Sarafu Fatiaki
Australia SR Nigel Plum
Australia SR Brendon Gibb Injury icon 2.svg
New Zealand CE Tim Winitana
Australia PR Dayne Weston

Source:[3][4]

  • Panthers Group CEO: Glenn Matthews
  • Rugby League CEO: Unknown
  • Head Coach: Steve Georgallis
  • Rugby League Marketing Manager: Shannon Donato
  • Media Manager: Andrew Farrell
  • Coaching, Development and Recruitment Manager: Jim Jones
  • Stadium Operations Manager: Tamara Van Antwerpen

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Transfers[edit]

Jersey and Sponsors[edit]

2011 Heritage Jersey

In 2011 the Panthers jerseys were again made by ISC. They retained their predominantly black home jerseys from 2010, but instead only was near fully black (Faint claw marks on either sides) with only teal on the collar and sleeves. The teal jersey of last year was to be used as the away jersey again, but was dumped in Round 4, for a white jersey with teal and black stripes and the same claw marks from the home jersey. The heritage jersey used was from their 1991 jersey. The "Pink Panthers" jersey used was based on the new away jersey, except absolutely everything on the jersey was made of different shades of pink.

Sanyo were again the major sponsor of the Panthers in 2011. Titan Warehousing Solutions were dropped as the sleeve sponsor with the club opting to go with no sponsor at all, until 17 April, when the club announced that Onsite Cleaning would be the 2011 sleeve sponsor.

Fixtures[edit]

The Panthers again used Centrebet Stadium as their home ground in 2011, their home ground since they entered the competition in 1967.

Pre-season[edit]

Date Round Opponent Venue Score Tries Goals Attendance Report
19 February Trial 1 Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights Port Macquarie Regional Stadium, Port Macquarie 28–22 Kingston (2), Earl, Purtell, Jesse Sene-Lefao Gordon (2/3), Harry Seijka (2/2) ??? [2]
26 February Trial 2 Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels Centrebet Stadium, Penrith 0-30 13,228 [3]
Legend:       Win       Loss       Draw

Regular Season[edit]

Date Round Opponent Venue Score Tries Goals Attendance Report
13 March Round 1 Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights Centrebet Stadium, Penrith 8–42 Coote Gordon (2/2) 12,431 [4]
18 March Round 2 Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels Parramatta Stadium, Parramatta 20–6 Coote, Gordon, Simmons Gordon (4/5) 15,974 [5]
26 March Round 3 Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks Centrebet Stadium, Penrith 12–44 Simmons, Coote Gordon (2/2) 9,275 [6]
1 April Round 4 Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane 18-10 Gordon, Kevin Kingston Gordon (1/2) 25,263 [7]
9 April Round 5 Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders Centrebet Stadium, Penrith 36-10 Simmons (3), Burns, Gordon, Civoniceva Gordon (6/7) 10,229 [8]
17 April Round 6 Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm Centrebet Stadium, Penrith 10-25 Earl, Tahu Gordon (1/2) 11,137 [9]
22 April Round 7 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles Brookvale Oval, Brookvale 22-16 Simmons, Tahu, Plum Gordon (2/3) 14,623 [10]
1 May Round 8 New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland 26-18 Grant, Waterhouse, Seluini Gordon (3/3) 11,412 [11]
Round 9 Bye
13 May Round 10 Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos Centrebet Stadium, Penrith 33-10 Tighe (2), Kingston, Lewis, Tahu, Gordon Gordon (4/5), Walsh (0/1), FG (1) 11,336 [12]
21 May Round 11 Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers Campbelltown Stadium, Campbelltown 20-18 Iosefa, Simmons, Coote Walsh (3/3) 16,172 [13]
30 May Round 12 South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs Centrebet Stadium, Penrith 22-10 Lewis, Waterhouse, Purtell, Coote Walsh (3/4) 5,703 [14]
4 June Round 13 Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans Skilled Park, Robina 23-10 Jennings, Kingston, Purtell, Burns Burns (3/3), Walsh (0/1), FG (1) 12,262 [15]
Round 14 Bye
18 June Round 15 Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights EnergyAustralia Stadium, Newcastle 16-12 Iosefa (2) Burns (2/2) 16,652 [16]
26 June Round 16 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys Centrebet Stadium, Penrith 30-20 Civoniceva, Coote, Lewis, McKendry Burns (7/7) 14,090 [17]
2 July Round 17 Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs Centrebet Stadium, Penrith 20-6 Burns (2), Purtell Burns (4/4) 15,383 [18]
10 July Round 18 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney 34-26 Coote (2), Lewis, Kingston Burns (5/5) 9,713 [19]
16 July Round 19 Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels Centrebet Stadium, Penrith 23-22 Coote (2), Simmons (2) Burns (3/4), Walsh FG (1) 17,323 [20]
24 July Round 20 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles Centrebet Stadium, Penrith 8-12 Simmons, Coote Burns (0/1) [Note 1] 13,832 [21]
30 July Round 21 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys Dairy Farmers Stadium, Townsville 18-30 Walsh, Purtell, Tighe Walsh (2/2), Seijka (1/1) 12,349
6 August Round 22 Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm AAMI Park, Melbourne 26-6 Purtell Walsh (1/1) 12,162
12 August Round 23 Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers Centrebet Stadium, Penrith 18-32 Purtell, Walker, Waterhouse Walsh (3/3) 15,192
20 August Round 24 New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors Centrebet Stadium, Penrith 12-26 Simmons, Tighe Walsh (2/3) 11,644
27 August Round 25 Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders Canberra Stadium, Canberra 18-19 Simmons, Tighe, Walsh Walsh (3/3), FG (1) 10,085
2 September Round 26 St. George colours.svg St George Illawarra Dragons WIN Stadium, Wollongong 32-12 Austin, Coote Walsh (2/2) 13,621
Legend:       Win       Loss       Draw       Bye
Notes
  1. ^ Travis Burns would forgo the shot at goal after the second try in a bid to save time with the possible chance of scoring another try with 31 seconds left [1]

Milestones and Achievements[edit]

  • Round 2 - (18 March): the Panthers notched up their first win of the season
  • Round 5 - (7 April): against the Canberra Raiders, Winger David Simmons would bag the first hat trick of the season for the Panthers. In the same round, Sarafu Fatiaki made his debut for the club.
  • Round 6 - (17 April): Timana Tahu would score his first try for the club since signing with the Panthers in Round 6
  • Round 7 - (22 April): the board decided that they club would part ways with coach Matthew Elliott at the end of the season after a poor start to the season which sees them in 14th
  • Round 8 - (1 May): Nafe Seluini scored his first try for the Panthers against his former team, the New Zealand Warriors. In the same match, new recruit Yileen Gordon would make his debut for the club as well as Trent Waterhouse scoring 150 career points. The match also saw Michael Gordon and Travis Burns notch up 100 career matches, all of Michael Gordon's coming with the Panthers
  • Round 10 - (12–17 May) Phil Gould signed on as Coaching Manager for next season. Dayne Weston made his debut for the club off the bench. The match was also the first Drop Goal scored by the club this season. It was confirmed on the 14th, the day after the match, that fullback Michael Gordon had ruptured his Anterior Cruciate Ligament and will miss the rest of the season. It was announced by FoxSports that new recruit Timana Tahu had ruptured his Pectoral Muscle and would be out for the rest of the season
  • Round 11 - (19–22 May) It was announced by both the NRL and Newcastle Knights that injured player Timana Tahu will link up next season with the Knights for 2 seasons.[6] Lachlan Coote made his return from Osteitis pubis, marking the return with a try. Prior to the match during warm up, Travis Burns would have to withdraw after the team doctor gave him a pain injection, accidentally hitting the nerve causing Burn's leg to go numb.
  • Round 12 - (23–30 May) Round 12 couldn't have got off to a worse start with CEO Mick Leary would resign from his position effective immediately.[7]
  • Round 13 - (4 June) Michael Jennings would play his 100th game in a bitter sweet win against Gold Coast Titans. Although it was a milestone in games, he would hobble off in the 60th minute after getting his leg stuck under a Titans player. He was ruled out for 4 weeks and missed Origin II and Origin III
  • Round 15 - (20 June) Matthew Elliott stepped down as Coach for the rest of the season, Steve Georgallis was named caretaker coach for the rest of the season. Daine Laurie was also released midweek due to behaviour. New signing Arana Taumata was also investigated by police after using a script pad he stole from the club doctor. Star centre Michael Jennings was also fined $10,000 for drinking whilst being injured
  • Round 15 - (20 June) Steve Georgallis would coach his first match as head coach in NRL by beating the North Queensland Cowboys 30-20 on a day that would see a new maximum crowd for the season of 14,090. The game would also mark the 100th game for Adrian Purtell.
  • Round 16 - (2 July) Steve Georgallis would notch up his second win in as many games as the Panthers beat the Bulldogs 20-6. It was announced earlier in the week that Trent Waterhouse would leave the club for a 3 year deal at Warrington Wolves in the European Super League.[8] It was also announced during the week that Ivan Cleary would take the head coach role with the club from next season.[9]
  • Round 21 - (26 July) Petero Civoniceva would announce his return to the Brisbane Broncos in 2012, citing it was for his family. The Panthers would grant him a release with 1 year left on his contract.[10]

2010 Player Statistics[edit]

Ladder[edit]

Team Pld W D L B PF PA PD Pts
1 Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm 24 19 - 5 2 521 308 213 42
2 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly Warringah Sea Eagles 24 18 - 6 2 539 331 208 40
3 Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos 24 18 - 6 2 511 372 139 40
4 Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers 24 15 - 9 2 519 430 89 34
5 St. George colours.svg St George Illawarra Dragons 24 14 1 9 2 483 341 142 33
6 New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors 24 14 - 10 2 504 393 111 32
7 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys 24 14 - 10 2 532 480 52 32
8 Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights 24 12 - 12 2 478 443 35 28
9 Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 24 12 - 12 2 449 489 -40 28
10 South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs 24 11 - 13 2 531 562 -31 26
11 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters 24 10 - 14 2 417 500 -83 24
12 Panthers colours.svg Penrith Panthers 24 9 - 15 2 430 517 -87 22
13 Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 24 7 - 17 2 428 557 -129 18
14 Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels 24 6 1 17 2 385 538 -153 17
15 Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders 24 6 - 18 2 423 623 -200 16
16 Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans 24 6 - 18 2 363 629 -266 16

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