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Panthers tipped rise of grand final rivals

October 1, 2023 11:25 am

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Many fans will claim to have predicted the 2023 grand finalists, and the Panthers insist that they, too, predicted the Broncos will be the team standing in the way of a historic three-peat.

After finishing at the top of the ladder in the regular season, Penrith will face Brisbane in tonight’s Telstra Premiership decider.

Penrith co-captain Isaah Yeo feels they’ve probably been the two best teams all season.

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While it’s been an incredible rise for the Broncos, who were handed their first ever wooden spoon just three years ago, Panthers coach Ivan Cleary knew a premiership contender was building in Brisbane – even though they missed last year’s play-offs.

A 13-12 loss to the Broncos in their opening round clash on March 3rd further convinced Cleary and his back-to-back grand final winning side that Penrith will be 2023 premiership contenders.

Penrith Panthers will face Broncos at 8.30pm at Accor Stadium in Sydney.