A rookie has a dream debut, Billy Slater is injured again and all the big talking points from Round 2 of the NRL Telstra Premiership.
After a large number of players made their NRL debut in Round 1, NRL.com asked some of the game's stars what they remember of their first grade debut.
Anthony Griffin might have started his tenure at Penrith with two straight losses, but the coach is confident his side is heading in the right direction.
A goal after the siren on debut, a new role for Peter Wallace at hooker, a confident start from the Bulldogs and the Panthers very close to their first win.
A late try to Moses Mbye and a clutch conversion from debutante Kerrod Holland after the siren has helped the Bulldogs steal victory from Penrith.
The Penrith Panthers have registered their first win of the Holden Cup season with a big win over the Bulldogs at home.
It's Thursday and that means another chance at beating your mates and winning $500 by playing NRL Fantasy Match Day Thursday.
Both teams have lost their first-choice hooker but will the Panthers' talented ball-players be able to match it with the Bulldogs' powerful forward pack?
Interchange rule changes, players make an immediate impact at their new clubs and an unlucky losing trend continues. The key numbers that defined Round 1.
Rookie Penrith forward James Fisher-Harris is bracing himself for a showdown with the colossal Canterbury pack on Thursday night.