Western Sydney News

Lang on League: Round 7

Peter Lang looks at Round 7’s NRL matches… Sydney Roosters v St George Illawarra Dragons This traditional Anzac Day clash has always been keenly fought between these two sides no matter what their position is on the table and this year won’t be any different. The Chooks are without doubt the form side in the […]… read more

Gould: Cleary had nothing to do with decision to leave Panthers

Departing Penrith General Manager Phil Gould says the appointment of Ivan Cleary as head coach had nothing to do with his decision to leave the Penrith Panthers. Gould is adamant the decision to part ways with the club was his, declaring his role is becoming redundant. “It’s my decision. I’m the one who is recommending […]… read more

Gould should be proud of his legacy at Penrith

If you’ve watched the politics play out at the Penrith Panthers in recent months, you would have known that Phil Gould’s departure from the club was inevitable. Gould has had his wings clipped in recent times, his autonomy shelved and his power eroded. It is no surprise to see it all end today. All of […]… read more

BREAKING: Gould, Panthers to part ways

The Panthers have parted ways with Executive General Manager Phil Gould. There has been no official confirmation from the club but it is expected to make an announcement within days. Panthers Chairman Dave O’Neill told the Weekender he was unable to comment when contacted a short time ago. It is understood Gould met with club […]… read more

Labor promises Dukes Oval upgrade

An amenities upgrade for Dukes Oval in Emu Plains could be on the cards, as part of a $500,000 promise by Labor. The announcement comes as the second sporting commitment within the week for Labor Candidate for Lindsay, Diane Beamer. As a mother, Ms Beamer said sport is a high priority of hers coming into […]… read more

Lang on League: Round 6

We’ve already previewed tonight’s clash between Penrith and Cronulla, but now Peter Lang looks at the rest of the round… Canterbury Bulldogs v South Sydney Rabbitohs In round five the Bulldogs fell back into old habits and were pulverised by the Dragons while the Rabbitohs started slow against the Warriors and almost paid the ultimate […]… read more

RCG: I need to be better

During the Weekender‘s six-minute one-on-one interview with under siege Panthers forward Reagan Campbell-Gillard on Monday morning, the 25-year-old uttered the word ‘fix’ on not one or two occasions but an incredible seven times. On a personal front, Campbell-Gillard has endured a shocking start to the 2019 season and it’s not hard to figure out why […]… read more

Dam meeting labelled a “farce”

An ‘invite only’ community forum about raising the Warragamba Dam Wall has stirred up controversy, with residents fearing WaterNSW ‘cherry picked’ attendees. The meeting, run by WaterNSW, was held last Thursday at the Warragamba Town Hall, inviting particular members of the community to discuss the proposal. Members of the Give A Dam campaign as well […]… read more

Folau can’t have his cake and eat it too

Professional sport in Australia is the gift that keeps on giving when it comes to salacious headlines and legal disputes. Israel Folau has been sensationally sacked by Rugby Australia for breach of contract following allegedly homophobic remarks he published on social media. Folau’s current four-year contract is said to be worth close to $4 million […]… read more