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Panthers Fans at Bathurst  : Digital Image by Robb Cox ©  :NRL Rugby League - Panthers Vs Titans at Carrigton Oval, Bathurst. Saturday March 14th 2015.

As part of Panthers' 50th season celebrations, the club is thrilled to announce it will play its Round Nine match against Canberra Raiders at Carrington Park, Bathurst.

The match, scheduled for 3pm on Saturday April 30, will be used to pay special tribute to Penrith's victory over Canberra in the 1991 Grand Final and a number of exciting initiatives will be announced in the coming months.

Panthers Executive General Manager Phil Gould AM said the club was proud to have built such a valuable partnership with Bathurst over the last few years.

"Our match against the Raiders in Bathurst represents a continuation of Panthers' commitment to the development of rugby league in Western NSW through our strong relationship with Bathurst Panthers and the Bathurst Council," he said.

"Panthers involvement in Bathurst goes well beyond the playing field, with players and staff to participate in community events including a Mayoral Reception, Sportsman's Dinner, junior league coaching clinics and school visits."

Panthers earlier confirmed the club would be taking a home game to Christchurch, New Zealand, in 2016. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE.

Mayor of Bathurst Cr Gary Rush said the regional city was already looking forward to again welcoming the Panthers in 2016.

"It is a great opportunity for our community and rugby league fans from across the region to share in the excitement of an NRL round," Cr Rush said.

"The Panthers' involvement in a range of community engagement activities is also a highlight, with players and officials giving their time and expertise to coaching clinics for young players, school visits and a number of official functions.

"Bathurst is the club's home away from home and we are looking forward to hosting the team again in 2016."

The full 2016 NRL draw will be released on Friday afternoon. Stay tuned to for the latest updates.

Acknowledgement of Country

Penrith Panthers players and staff respect and honour the traditional custodians of the land and pay our respects to their elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.