NRL Grand Final 2022: Penrith Panthers fans go wild after win over Parramatta Eels

Panthers fans have flooded the streets to celebrate after the Battle of the West turned into an absolute bloodbath on Sunday night.

A huge crowd of fans were seen celebrating outside Penrith Panthers Leagues Club until the early hours of Monday morning, after their side became back-to-back premiers with a dominant 28-12 victory over Parramatta.

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The rowdy fans were heard chanting the names of Panthers stars Nathan Cleary and Brian To’o as the celebrations continued.

Cars also stretched past the league’s club in Penrith for kilometres with horns beeping loudly throughout the night sky.

One fan was even seen dancing through the streets alongside the cars wearing only budgie smugglers and a speaker tied around his neck, as you can see in the video above.

Hours later, Penrith fans celebrated their heroes at a final fan day at BlueBet Stadium in Penrith.

During the event, attendees were heard chanting: “We hate Parra, we hate Parra…”

Check out all the best images from the celebrations below:

Hours earlier the Panthers players celebrated their grand final triumph in style, dousing themselves in champagne showers in the dressing rooms of Accor Stadium.

Ivan Cleary’s men became the just the second team in the NRL era to win back-to-back titles, obliterating their cross-town rivals in front of 82,415 fans.

And the final siren marked not only their fourth premiership, but also the end of a prolonged booze ban for several players.

The Panthers were greeted by bottles of champagne and sponsored goggles when they returned to the dressing room, with the elated footballers immediately cracking open several beers.

The coveted Provan-Summons trophy sat in the corner, with players posing for photos alongside their children and partners.

Penrith five-eighth Jarome Luai quickly brought out the boombox, pumping some tunes and enjoying a cigar.

UFC cult hero Tai “Bam Bam” Tuivasa, a diehard Panthers supporter, downed a trademark shoey with the team in the sheds.

Just before midnight, the Panthers walked back out onto the Accor Stadium turf to continue the celebrations, albeit with 80,000 less spectators in the stands.

Panthers hooker Apisai Koroisau, who will join the Wests Tigers next season, posed for a video donning three premiership rings on his hand, copping a few cheeky sledges from his teammates.

“You don’t win them at the Tigers,” one yelled.

After the victory, Penrith coach Ivan Cleary confessed the club wouldn’t be able to replace Koroisau.

“He makes people feel good, everybody plays better when he’s out there and he’s had an incredible season,” he said.

“We won’t be able to replace him.”

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