The appointment of 24-year-old Matt Moylan as Panthers captain actually continues a proud club history of promoting youthful leaders.

When Moylan takes to the field against Canberra Raiders in Round 1 of the 2016 NRL season, he will be aged 24 years and 262 days.

However there have been 14 players captain the Panthers at a younger age, including some of the club's greatest ever leaders:

- Phil Gould - 20 years and 103 days (1978)
- Brad Fittler - 20 years and 200 days (1992)
- Ian McKechnie - 21 years and 225 days (1971)
- Greg Alexander - 21 and 95 days (1986)
- Noel Sing - 22 and 349 days (1971)
- Craig Gower - 22 years and 49 days (2000)
- Grahame Moran - 23 years and TBC days (1971)
- Mark Geyer - 23 years and 156 days (1991)
- Darryl Brohman - 23 years and 287 days (1980)
- Royce Simmons - 23 years and 39 days (1983)
- Zac Olejarnik - 23 years and 75 days (1975)
- James Segeyaro - 24 years and 158 days (2015)
- Ryan Girdler - 24 years and 214 days (1997)
- Tony Puletua - 24 years and 247 days (2004)

Why did Anthony Griffin pick Matt Moylan to captain the Panthers? See all the announcement press conference highlights by clicking here.