A distinguished career came to a close for Brent Kite in 2015 but not before he played his 300th NRL match and directed a young Panthers forward pack around the park.
PLAYER RATING: 6/10
He only played 6 matches before injury forced him to retire but Kite’s influence was present throughout the organisation for the entirety of the season. He’s achieved it all and is a perfect role model for the young crop of front row forwards coming through at Penrith.
There’s been some criticism that he’s been a boring and largely unimposing player on the field since his acquisition by the Panthers but his 6 games in 2015 were far from that description.
His early season form was promising and while his absence gave opportunities to some exciting players later down the track there’s no doubt that the team missed the leadership of the veteran.