2015 Penrith Panthers season

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2015 Penrith Panthers season
NRL Rank11th
2015 recordWins: 9; Losses: 15
Points scoredFor: 399; Against: 477
Team information
CoachIvan Cleary
Captain
StadiumPepper Stadium - 22,500
Avg. Attend.11,544
High. Attend.18,817 vs. Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, 8 March
Top scorers
TriesDavid Simmons (9)
GoalsJamie Soward (22)
PointsMatt Moylan (50)
Away colours
Away colours
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The 2015 Penrith Panthers season was the 49th in the club's history. Coached by Ivan Cleary and captained by Peter Wallace, the team competed in the National Rugby League's 2015 Telstra Premiership. They also competed in the 2015 NRL Auckland Nines pre-season tournament.

The Panthers were riddled by injury throughout 2015, and as a result, used a total of 32 players over the course of the season - the most of any club for that year.[1] The club finished the season in 11th place, managing to avoid the wooden spoon by defeating the last-placed Newcastle Knights in their final game.[2] Despite this, the Panthers under 20's team won the 2015 National Youth Competition premiership.[3]

Squad[edit]

Penrith Panthers
NRL Squad 2015 Coaching staff

Head coach

Assistant coach


Legend:
  • (c) Captain(s)
  • (vc) Vice captain(s)


Player transfers[edit]

Fixtures[edit]

NRL Auckland Nines[edit]

The NRL Auckland Nines is a pre-season rugby league nines competition featuring all 16 NRL clubs. The 2015 competition was played over two days on 31 January and 1 February at Eden Park. The Panthers featured in the Waiheke pool and played the Rabbitohs, Cowboys and Storm, losing all three of their games.

Date Round Opponent Venue Score Tries Goals
Saturday, 31 January Game 4 South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs Eden Park 4-11 Sopoaga John (0/1)
Saturday, 31 January Game 11 Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm Eden Park 20-4 Jay Koroisau (0/1)
Sunday, 1 February Game 20 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys Eden Park 14-8 Jay, C Smith Davis (0/2)
Legend:   Win   Loss   Draw   Bye

Regular season[edit]

Date Round Opponent Venue Score Tries Goals Attendance
Sunday, 8 March Round 1 Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs Pepper Stadium 24-18 G Jennings, Segeyaro, Watene-Zelezniak Soward (4/5) 18,814
Saturday, 14 March Round 2 Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans Carrington Park 40-0 Cartwright, Idris (3), G Jennings, Manu, Whare (2) Moylan (4/6), Soward (0/2) 6,240
Monday, 23 March Round 3 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters Allianz Stadium 20-12 Idris, Segeyaro Moylan (2/2) 10,735
Saturday, 28 March Round 4 Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights Hunter Stadium 26-14 Mansour, Moylan, Whare Moylan (1/3) 20,114
Monday, 6 April Round 5 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys Pepper Stadium 10-30 Segeyaro, Whare Moylan (1/2) 8,409
Saturday, 11 April Round 6 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly Warringah Sea Eagles Pepper Stadium 22-12 Blake, Koroisau, Mansour (2) Moylan (3/4) 11,170
Saturday, 18 April Round 7 Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans Cbus Super Stadium 32-6 Blake Moylan (1/1) 9,244
Sunday, 26 April Round 8 Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks Pepper Stadium 26-18 Moylan, Peachey, Simmons, Watene-Zelezniak Moylan (5/5) 12,798
Friday, 8 May Round 9 Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos Suncorp Stadium 8-5 Moylan (2/2, 1 FG) 24,566
Monday, 18 May Round 10 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly Warringah Sea Eagles Brookvale Oval 10-11 Simmons, Watene-Zelezniak Moylan (1/3, 1 FG) 8,025
Round 11 Bye
Friday, 29 May Round 12 Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels Pepper Stadium 20-26 Cartwright, Simmons, Watene-Zelezniak, Yeo Cartwright (0/1), Wallace (2/3) 17,821
Saturday, 6 June Round 13 Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm Pepper Stadium 0-20 11,849
Round 14 Bye
Saturday, 20 June Round 15 Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs ANZ Stadium 24-12 Cartwright (2) Soward (2/2) 12,476
Sunday, 28 June Round 16 Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers Leichhardt Oval 12-35 Mansour, Simmons (4), Wallace, Watene-Zelezniak Koroisau (0/1), Simmons (1/1), Soward (2/5), Wallace (1 FG) 14,234
Friday, 3 July Round 17 South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs Pepper Stadium 20-6 Blake, Wallce, Watene-Zelezniak, Whare Koroisau (2/3), Soward (0/1), Wallace (0/1) 14,068
Saturday, 11 July Round 18 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters Pepper Stadium 4-24 Brown Koroisau (0/1) 13,654
Friday, 17 July Round 19 Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm AAMI Park 52-10 Blake, Peachey Soward (1/2) 11,956
Sunday, 26 July Round 20 Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders Pepper Stadium 24-34 R Jennings, Segeyaro, Taylor, Yeo Soward (4/4) 8,048
Sunday, 2 August Round 21 South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs ANZ Stadium 20-16 Brown, Cartwright, Segeyaro Soward (2/3) 13,391
Saturday, 8 August Round 22 Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels TIO Stadium 10-4 Blake Soward (0/1) 8,340
Saturday, 15 August Round 23 New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors Pepper Stadium 24-10 Brown, Campbell-Gillard, Peachey, Simmons Soward (4/5) 6,774
Thursday, 20 August Round 24 St. George colours.svg St. George Illawarra Dragons WIN Stadium 19-12 Mansour, Simmons Soward (2/3) 9,145
Monday, 31 August Round 25 Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders GIO Stadium 34-18 Brown, Segeyaro, W Smith Koroisau (2/2), Soward (1/1) 6,717
Saturday, 5 September Round 26 Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights Pepper Stadium 30-12 Mansour, Peachey (2), W Smith, Whare Simmons (1/1), W Smith (4/5) 8,936
Legend:   Win   Loss   Draw   Bye

Ladder[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L B PF PA PD Pts
1 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters 24 18 0 6 2 591 300 +291 40
2 Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos 24 17 0 7 2 574 379 +195 38
3 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys (P) 24 17 0 7 2 587 454 +133 38
4 Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm 24 14 0 10 2 467 348 +119 32
5 Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 24 14 0 10 2 522 480 +42 32
6 Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 24 14 0 10 2 469 476 −7 32
7 South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs 24 13 0 11 2 465 467 −2 30
8 St. George colours.svg St. George Illawarra Dragons 24 12 0 12 2 435 408 +27 28
9 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 24 11 0 13 2 458 492 −34 26
10 Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders 24 10 0 14 2 577 569 +8 24
11 Penrith Panthers square flag icon with 2017 colours.svg Penrith Panthers 24 9 0 15 2 399 477 −78 22
12 Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels 24 9 0 15 2 448 573 −125 22
13 New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors 24 9 0 15 2 445 588 −143 22
14 Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans 24 9 0 15 2 439 636 −197 22
15 Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers 24 8 0 16 2 487 562 −75 20
16 Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights 24 8 0 16 2 458 612 −154 20

Statistics[edit]

Name App T G FG Pts
Sam Anderson 1 0 0 0 0
Waqa Blake 18 5 0 0 20
Lewis Brown 21 4 0 0 16
Reagan Campbell-Gillard 24 1 0 0 4
Bryce Cartwright 21 5 0 0 20
Adam Docker 1 0 0 0 0
Jamal Idris 6 4 0 0 16
George Jennings 5 2 0 0 8
Robert Jennings 5 1 0 0 4
Isaac John 7 0 0 0 0
Sione Katoa 1 0 0 0 0
Brent Kite 6 0 0 0 0
Apisai Koroisau 16 1 4 0 12
Jeremy Latimore 24 0 0 0 0
Leilani Latu 6 0 0 0 0
Sam McKendry 24 0 0 0 0
Josh Mansour 12 6 0 0 24
Sika Manu 18 1 0 0 4
Matt Moylan 11 2 20 2 50
Tyrone Peachey 22 5 0 0 20
Nigel Plum 14 0 0 0 0
James Segeyaro 18 6 0 0 24
David Simmons 13 9 2 0 40
Chris Smith 1 0 0 0 0
Will Smith 9 2 4 0 16
Tupou Sopoaga 5 0 0 0 0
Jamie Soward 16 0 22 0 44
Elijah Taylor 20 1 0 0 4
Peter Wallace 13 2 2 1 13
Dallin Watene-Zelezniak 16 7 0 0 28
Dean Whare 13 6 0 0 24
Isaah Yeo 21 2 0 0 8
Totals 24 72 54 3 399

Representative[edit]

Domestic[edit]

Pos. Player Team Call-up
FB Matt Moylan NRL All Stars 2015 All Stars Match
SR Tyrone Peachey Indigenous All Stars 2015 All Stars Match
CE Waqa Blake City colours.svg NSW City 2015 City vs Country Origin
BE Reagan Campbell-Gillard City colours.svg NSW City 2015 City vs Country Origin
FB Matt Moylan City colours.svg NSW City 2015 City vs Country Origin
LK Tyrone Peachey City colours.svg NSW City 2015 City vs Country Origin
201 Matt Moylan New South Wales colours.svg New South Wales 2015 State of Origin

International[edit]

Pos. Player Team Call-up
HK Apisai Koroisau Fiji Fiji 2015 Melanesian Cup
SR Sika Manu2 Tonga Tonga 2015 Polynesian Cup
BE Ben Murdoch-Masila Tonga Tonga 2015 Polynesian Cup
BE Lewis Brown New Zealand New Zealand 2015 New Zealand tour of England
CE Dean Whare New Zealand New Zealand 2015 New Zealand tour of England

1 - Selected as 20th Man, Moylan did not play during the series.
2 - Manu captained the Tongan side during their match against Samoa.

References[edit]

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