SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 16: Trent Merrin and James Tamou of the Panthers look dejected after defeat in the round seven NRL match between the Penrith Panthers and the Cronulla Sharks at Pepper Stadium on April 16, 2017 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

The Daily Telegraph’s Dean “The Bulldog” Ritchie has provided an update on the climate of the Panthers’ list, suggesting some of their players could be on the way out.

After losing four of their past six games, Ritchie suggests that it may be time to make some changes.

“There’s a lot of rumours around about the Panthers looking to offload some talent,” Ritchie said onย Triple M.

“They think that with re-signing and getting out there in the open market that one or two players may have to go.

“I texted Gus (Phil Gould) today and put it on him thatย Trent Merrin and Jimmy Tamou were two names that I had heard.

“He came back to his credit Gus and he denied it. He said ‘no they’re not for sale’.

“But I have found out that both have been given a tiny little kick in the behind to lift their form.

“So there might be changes at Penrith next year not only at coaching level but also in the playing ranks.

“There’s two names but I’ve got to be fair dinkum with you here, it has been denied right now, it’s a ‘watch this space’ situation.”

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      • Milford is worth the money but he needs a skilled partner. If he had a Maloney like Cleary has then I think we would be singing a different song about this chap. Or he needs to be the one back at FB but Issako has now played too well to be moved.

    • At the right price he would be a solid buy.Type of forward be handy for a team rebuilding.As always the case it depends on what dollar.Just hope Parra dont sign him on a 4yr 3mil contract as they do

  1. Iโ€™d take Tamou at the right price. Would be a nice replacement for LAM but Iโ€™m sure the usual suspects will find a way in their sc to accommodate either player

      • Haha. I was going to claim that a parra star was coming to manly, but I can’t think of anyone we would want.

        • Damn i was hoping you guys would take Gutho back.Dont get me wrong i like Gutho but he is really only a good utility.I dont understand BAs man crush

        • Yeah. There is a rhythm with gutho.
          3 months brilliant footy.
          3 months injured.
          3 months building to his best.
          Repeat.

      • You have a short memory, gutherson was one of the best players in the league last year. Just buy someone else right champ? And pay overs, the doldrums eels way !

    • Korosai and taupau heheeeeeeeee keep dreaming kevy boy its all you can do. 30 years of nothingness will do that to you

  2. Milford is worth the money but he needs a skilled partner. If he had a Maloney like Cleary has then I think we would be singing a different song about this chap. Or he needs to be the one back at FB but Issako has now played too well to be moved.

    • Milford is a little bitch after what he did to Corey. Pulling his hair, and running away, what a man?

  3. Penrith’s ISP captain Corey Waddell is a better forward every day, than Merrin. Harder worker, better tackler & defender . He deserves a chance in first grade.
    Merrin’s 8 missed tackles against Cronulla didn’t impress anyone.

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