A big man and a big personality again cruelled by injury in 2015. Again we saw what could’ve been but the stars just couldn’t align for Jamal Idris and the Panthers backline was never the same without him.
PLAYER RATING: 7.5/10
The beginning of the season was all guns blazing for Jamal and he helped Penrith lock in two big wins in the opening two rounds spirits were high at the foot of the mountains.
After just 6 matches Idris would sit out the remainder of the season due to a combination of physical and mental ailments. His absence would prove to be painfully obvious for a backline that imply lacked size and explosive power.
Lewis Brown was able to fill the role a little but no-one was ever going to fill Jamal’s shoes.
Now with speculation that he’ll be moving on to another club in 2016 it’s disappointing to thinkJama he may have played his last game for the Penrith Panthers but his talent and star power have undoubtedly been a boost for the club on and off the field.