Cowboys hooker Jake Granville has been a work in progress for North Queensland coach Paul Green - a project that is now paying big dividends.
In a big warning to rival forward packs, in-form Melbourne Storm prop Jesse Bromwich says he is always looking to learn and improve.
Sydney Roosters have been dealt another significant injury blow with Jared Waerea-Hargreaves facing the prospect of a long stint on the sidelines.
The Storm and Roosters were both impressive in wet conditions at AAMI Park. Here are five key points from their thrilling Round 7 clash.
The Cowboys still struggle in the first 20; Shaun Johnson continues to improve; errors are haunting Warriors and Jake Granville is a big game player.
Bryce Cartwright believes that he and his fellow Panther cubs need to show leadership beyond their years to help Penrith through their current injury crisis.
The Melbourne Storm have taken a one-point win over a brave Roosters side in one of the highest-quality games of the season at a drenched AAMI Park.
Titans back-rower Greg Bird believes rookie half Kane Elgey holds the key to their team's finals aspirations.
Two fullbacks really are better than one, the Panthers' injury crisis deepens and Ivan Cleary rues the lack of synergy that accompanied his team's energy.
A match-winning try in the final two minutes from hat-trick hero Jake Granville gave the Cowboys a comeback win over the Warriors in Johnathan Thurston's 250th.