The Ultimate Penrith Panther: Who Takes the Title?

How do you decide who the greatest player is to have ever played for a club? There are many criteria to consider in deciding who might be worthy of the title of “the greatest”. This is a subjective decision and is easier for some clubs than others. Like, for example, how impactful players have been through games played, points scored, and representative careers. Former legends like Steve Carter, Rhys Wesser, Ryan Girdler, Royce Simmons, and more all faced challenges to be ranked as the greatest Panther of all time, alongside high-profile imports and local superstars who have represented the club. However, out of all these players, Greg Alexander stands out as the greatest. With over 230 games with the Panthers over 14 seasons, Alexander was named Dally M Rookie of the Year in 1984 and the first Penrith player to win the Dally M Medal in 1985. He also led the Panthers to their first premiership in 1991. On that day, he showed his class and leadership by controlling the game with his astute kicking and securing a vital one-point lead. All of these accomplishments make Greg Alexander the greatest Panther of them all.