Mer­rin tipped as new cap­tain

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - SPORT -

STAR Pen­rith re­cruit Trent Mer­rin has emerged as a favourite for the Pan­thers cap­taincy af­ter an im­pres­sive start to the pre-sea­son.

Pan­thers full­back Matt Moy­lan said he had been im­pressed with Mer­rin’s ef­forts since the 26-year-old moved from St Ge­orge Illawarra.

“He definitely brings a lot of ex­pe­ri­ence, he has played Ori­gin, played for Aus­tralia, he has won a grand fi­nal, so that is ev­ery­one’s goal when they are play­ing foot­ball - they want to do all those things,” Moy­lan said. “He brings a lot of lead­er­ship.”

New coach An­thony Grif­fin said he was keep­ing an open mind on who his skip­per would be in 2016.

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