THE Panthers 2013 season can be summed up in 80 minutes of football against Manly — tough, uncompromising and they never give in.
The 38-26 win against Manly at Brookvale Oval meant most people's wooden-spoon picks finished the year in 10th position — a position skipper Kevin Kingston was conscious of heading into the game. "We really didn't have anything to play for but we cared where we came on the ladder and even though we couldn't make the semis we came with the intent of winning the game," he said. "It was good to get a win and send the guys leaving the club out on a winning note and for Newto [Clint Newton], Mose [Mose Masoe] and Walshy [Luke Walsh] to score tries in their last game was great."
The Panthers will be represented in the finals by the Holden Cup team who finished second and play the Roosters in week one of the finals.