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In the 17 times he has taken to the field this season, the Panthers have come away winners. He didn't get on the field either, and spent the game watching from the bench before wildly celebrating the 20-16 win over South Sydney afterwards. The Warriors were also quick to condemn the behaviour. He was visibly upset and reported the incident, which led to a group of about eight men in their early 20s being evicted from the ground by police. "Then I came back, I'd been in a good paddock. 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"I hated it at the time but afterwards I would look back and think, 'that was a good ride'.". "Defence is going to win us that game because Souths have been scoring a lot of tries off offloads and unstructured footy, they're making a lot of tries off second phase footy so our defence has to be on point," Naden says. In the 17 times he has taken to the field this season, the Panthers have come away winners. 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Leniu will likely join Moses Leota and Zane Tetevano on a bench that gives the Panthers more flexibility than one including Naden, according to Sterling. "Latrell [Mitchell] and Adam Goodes and GI [Greg Inglis] made me feel better about coming out and have made it easier for others too," he said. Sunday's disappointment continues a dramatic 2020 for Naden. Ivan Cleary's game day decision to drop Naden to the bench in favour of Tyrone May at right centre before Penrith's grand final qualifier against Souths might have come as a shock to the media and fans but after the game Cleary revealed the decision had been brewing for the last few weeks. "If Naden was good enough all year why isn't he now?". He has 11 tickets for them all to watch Sunday's grand final at ANZ Stadium. He's helped me a lot this year. ', Another said he 'was very good under the high ball. Brent Naden has dropped weight to help Penrith into the NRL grand final against Melbourne. Naden has moved around clubs between Penrith, Canberra and Newcastle over the past few years before finally making his NRL debut with the Panthers last season. "He's going to be a handful and Naden's a bigger body. Panthers centre Brent Naden reveals how his change in attitude and mindfulness training helped him overcome being dropped earlier this season, to now be one win away from the NRL grand final He scored 12 tries in 18 appearances for the Panthers in 2020 where May only scored once in 16 games. 'I always thought he could add something at the back end of the game... disappointing that it was 26-0 at that stage.'. Brent Naden (pictured above) was shattered to benched for Penrith's grand final after being one of his team's best players in 2020, Brent Naden (pictured right) after Penrith won through to the grand final on October 17, Panthers coach Ivan Cleary sprung a selection surprise after starting Tyrone May in Sunday's NRL grand final instead of Brent Naden. May was on the field – and within just a few minutes had given away a penalty try to Olam after referees ruled he'd deliberately played at the ball with his boot while the Storm centre was attempting to touch the ball down in the corner. The 'good paddock' where Naden spent the COVID break was in Wellington with his grandparents, whom he misses dearly. There were many factors in the Panthers reeling off 20 straight points and almost stealing the game at the death, but the impact of Naden was undeniable. He gained 76m with just seven carries and provided a spark on the right edge Penrith had been missing. The U.S. president announced that he and First Lady Melania Trump had tested positive for COVID-19, shortly after one of his closest aides, Hope Hicks, had fallen ill with the coronavirus. Sat 15 Jun 2019, 07:00 AM Penrith rookie Brent Naden was like a kid in a candy store when told eighth Immortal Andrew Johns had words of praise for him in just his second NRL appearance. Footy fans were stunned to see Naden not entering the fray from the outset, with one diehard Panthers supporter declaring he was a 'gun player. "If I was going to stay anywhere, I would say Penrith is my second home," he said. Jake Friend and Josh and Brett Morris have all re-signed with the Sydney Roosters. A heartbreaking image of shattered Penrith Panthers player Brent Naden has emerged in the wake of the NRL Grand Final. "That [would be] pretty selfish," Naden said. 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Disgusting moment fans film themselves laughing as they... eight drunken spectators on the NSW Central Coast during a match between the Panthers and New Zealand Warriors. "I've liked Penrith all week but I don't like the Naden-May switch at all," he tweeted. Brent Naden 4. "My weight was a bit over so I had to come back through the fat club and lose the weight but once I did that I started working on my defence again with Cameron Ciraldo. There was speculation on game day Naden had been punted from the 17-man squad all together but he was on the bench when the game started. Panthers centre Brent Naden was inconsolable moments after losing the NRL grand final on Sunday - and with good reason. Sunday's disappointment continues a dramatic 2020 for Naden. Naden had more reason to be upset than most after a questionable – and ruthless – decision to leave him out of the Panthers' starting team by coach Ivan Cleary.