This list is current as of 11 November 2020.
 Played on the 1986 Kangaroos Tour but did not play a Test. Made Test debut in 1989.
 Continued to play from 1996 to 2001 when at the Sydney Roosters.
 Played on the 2003 Kangaroos Tour but did not play a Test. Made Test debut in 2004.
 Played on the 2003 Kangaroos Tour but did not play a Test. Made Test debut in 2009. Continued to play from 2013 and 2015 when at Cronulla.
 Made his Test debut in 2001 when at Brisbane.
 Continued to play from 2013 to 2015 when at the Sydney Roosters.
 Made his Test debut in 2015 when at St. George Illawarra.
 In the 2014 Four Nations squad, but did not play a match. Made Test debut in 2016.
SUPER LEAGUE AUSTRALIA
In 1997, both international representation was in the Super League competition. Both the New Zealand and Great Britain rugby league governing bodies were aligned with the rebel competition, however, the Australian test team still played under the Australian Rugby League (ARL), and therefore only players in the other competition that year, the ARL-run Optus Cup were eligible for selection. The Australian Rugby League (ARL) does not recognise the internationals as test matches, although it is recognised by the Rugby League International Federation. Therefore, both Craig Gower and Ryan Girdler "officially" made their Australian debuts when both selected in 1999, and Matt Adamson makes no appearance in the numbers list.
In accordance with the rules of the Rugby League International Federation, a player is eligible to play an international match for the country in which he was born, or for the country in which either of his parents or any of his grandparents was born. That is why a number of players listed above have played for either Australia or New Zealand as well as a second country. Ben Murdoch-Masila and Sione Katoa, at the time of selection, had not played NRL that season, but were still contracted at the Panthers and playing in the second tier NSW Cup.
* Had made their international debut before their NRL debut.
NEW SOUTH WALES (NON-ORIGIN)
NEW SOUTH WALES (STATE OF ORIGIN)
Before 1980, all Penrith players represented New South Wales (NSW), even if they were born in Queensland, as it was based on residency. From 1980, with the State of Origin competition, the criteria has been based on which state the player was in a sanctioned competition at the age of 16. Game 3 of the 1980 series was trialled under the new State of Origin concept. Kevin Dann played in Game 2 of the 1980 interstate series, however, was dropped for that match in favour of the returning Graham Eadie, who played in Game 1 of that series.
 Debuted in 1984 and played in the 1985 and 1986 series when at Canterbury
 Continued to play from 1996 to 2004 when at the Sydney Roosters
 Continued to play in 2013 and 2014 when at Cronulla
 Continued to play from 2013 to 2015 when at the Sydney Roosters
 Debuted in 2013 whilst at Sydney Roosters and played in the 2016 and 2017 series when at Cronulla
QUEENSLAND (STATE OF ORIGIN)
 Debuted in 1988 when at Illawarra
 Debuted in 1987 when at Eastern Suburbs and also played in the 1988 to 1990, 1992 to 1993 and 1995 to 1996 series when at Brisbane and South Queensland
 Continued to play from 1996 to 2000 and then 2003 to 2005 when at the Sydney Roosters and North Queensland
 Debuted in the 1996 series when at Cronulla
 Debuted in the 2001 when at Brisbane and played in the 2012 series upon his return to Brisbane
NEW SOUTH WALES (SUPER LEAGUE)
In 1997, New South Wales, Queensland and New Zealand participated in a round robin tri-series competition, under the Super League umbrella with the two top teams playing off in the final. The State of Origin series was also held in 1997, but run by the Australian Rugby League (ARL), and only ARL Optus Cup players were eligible for selection.
Up until 1986, Penrith players born outside of Sydney played for City, as it was based on residency. From 1987, it was based on what part of the state the player played junior football. The concept was discontinued after 2017.
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