The Storm delayed the Panthers dynasty and now they also have the chance to end it early — but not if Nathan Cleary has anything to say about it.
Penrith had won 17 straight games heading into the 2020 grand final but at the big dance they were upstaged by Melbourne 26-20.
It was a classic example of the experienced veterans giving the young bucks a lesson on the biggest stage.
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The Panthers have been the competition’s benchmark since that fateful night, winning the past two premierships.
Ivan Cleary’s sides might have been the most consistent team for the past two years, but over the past two decades that title belongs to Craig Bellamy.
The Storm have missed finals just once since Bellamy took over in 2003 —…