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Competition - NYC
Round - 18
Teams – Panthers V Sharks
Date –  9th of July 2016
Venue – ANZ Stadium
Photographer – Cox
Description –

Thanks to all those who have enquired about the wellbeing of the black cat who stole the show during yesterday's game at Pepper Stadium.

Sadly we can confirm yesterday was not a rare sighting of the ever-elusive Lithgow Panther.

We understand the feline is a friendly stray who has been spotted around Pepper Stadium over the last few years - although never before on the field during an NRL game!

While we have been unable to locate the black cat following its shock NRL debut, spectators who witnessed our furry friend dashing out of precinct reported it looked 'inspired' by its brief taste of stardom.

That said, we feel it wouldn't be right to have all this fuss and attention without giving our latest NRL debutant a proper name!

Please leave your best suggestions below and we will put a shortlist to public vote on Twitter.

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.