The Penrith Panthers have added to their forward stocks for 2011 by securing the services of Adam Cuthbertson and Yileen Gordon.
Cuthbertson will join the Panthers after a frustrating season with the Cronulla Sharks in 2010. Sharks coach Shane Flanagan vowed never to select the back-rower again, after he repeatedly ignored pre-game instructions to limit offloads. A careless pass in Cronulla’s final-round match against Penrith is understood to have been the final straw for Flanagan, who’s made it abundantly clear that he wanted the former Manly Sea Eagles star gone.
Gordon will help fill the void left by the departure of Frank Pritchard, who signed with the Canterbury Bulldogs. Gordon has plenty of potential but lacks belief and has little self discipline.