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Five home showdowns not to miss

There are blockbusters galore for the back-to-back premiers following the release of the 2023 NRL Draw

As the Panthers look to defend their title, Members and fans will be treated to a number of standout showdowns in primetime slots. 

Following pre-season games against Parramatta and St Helens, Ivan Cleary's men will face the Broncos and Rabbitohs at home to open the new campaign.

The only way to secure your seat to all the blockbuster NRL games at BlueBet Stadium is by signing up for a Panthers membership.


Here are the five showdowns you don't want to miss:

World Club Challenge – Panthers v St Helens

Saturday, 18 February, 6.00pm, BlueBet Stadium

The World Club Challenge will be contested for the first time since 2020 when the Panthers host St Helens in 2023.

The best players in the world will compete for a piece of history as the Panthers chase their first ever World Club Challenge title. 

The NRL will provide ticking details for the World Club Challenge at a later date. 

Round 2 – Panthers v Rabbitohs

Thursday, 9 March, 7.50pm, BlueBet Stadium

South Sydney will be looking for revenge against the Panthers after Ivan Cleary's men knocked the Rabbitohs out of the competition for a third consecutive season, including the 2021 NRL Grand Final.

The Panthers were also successful against the Rabbitohs on three occasions in 2023 and boast nine wins from the past 10 clashes. 

With Rabbitohs stars Cody Walker and Latrell Mitchell at the helm, the two clubs have sparked a healthy rivalry over the past few seasons. 

Round 9 – Panthers v Wests Tigers

Saturday, 29 April, 7.35pm, Carrington Park, Bathurst

The Royce Simmons Cup will venture to the bush after it was announced that the Panthers would host Wests Tigers at Carrington Park in Bathurst.

It's a fitting location for the fixture after Simmons passed through Bathurst during the inaugural 'Royce's Big Walk' earlier this year. Bathurst is also 130km from Simmons' home town of Gooloogong. 

The Round 9 clash with be the Panthers' ninth trip to Bathurst as the club continues its strong partnership with the Central West.

A special Bathurst membership if available

Round 11 – Panthers v Roosters

Friday, 12 May, 8.00pm, BlueBet Stadium

It will be a special night at the foot of the mountains when the Panthers celebrate the 20th anniversary of triumphant 2003 Grand Final against the Roosters. 

Members of the 2003 squad will be there as the current crop of Panthers look to extend their winning streak to seven against the Tri-colours.

Details of the night will be announced at a later date, but the Round 11 match is one you don't want to miss.

To mark the occasion, the Panthers have designed a special Alternate Jersey that features colours synonymous with the 2003 campaign, while a permanent reminder of the Grand Final victory is emblazoned on the back of the jersey.

Round 26 – Panthers v Eels

Thursday, 24 August, 7.50pm, BlueBet Stadium

The rivalry will continue when a capacity crowd packs into BlueBet Stadium for the grand final rematch between the Panthers and Eels. 

The Battle of the West is a match not to be missed as these two teams look for a strong finish to the season. 


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