2021 NRL Ladder Predictions
6: Penrith Panthers
I don’t believe the Panthers can replicate what they did last season. They were untouchable during the regular season but came back to reality in the grand final against the Storm. Nathan Cleary will have an exceptional season again, but Ivan Cleary has a history of struggling as coach the year after losing a finals match. The experience lost in James Tamou, Josh Mansour, and Zane Tetevano will show, as it will be up to Nathan Cleary to carry the team once again.