Penrith happily let two established fullbacks leave the club in recent seasons because they knew they had a gem on their hands in Matt Moylan.
The Warriors, with two tries to big young winger Ken Maumalo, have defeated Penrith in an NRL trial in Rotorua.
Matt Moylan has done his future rep chances no harm afterleaving his debut All Stars appearance with the ringing endorsement of Wayne Bennett.
Indigenous All Stars back-rower Tyrone Peachey is ready for what he describes as "the biggest game of my life".
Penrith winger Josh Mansour will miss Round 1 with a shoulder complaint and centre Jamal Idris is also in doubt following off-season surgery.
Penrith teenage sensation Dallin Watene-Zelezniak has revealed a burning desire to play fullback is what kept him from signing a long-term deal with the club.
Tupou Sopoaga has had to put his journalism desire aside in order to reignite his NRL career at the Penrith Panthers.
Following a breakout 2014 season Dallin Watene-Zelezniak has extended his contract at Penrith through until the end of the 2016 season.
He's gone through four coaches in two years, but Matt Moylan is far from a 'coach-killer' - he's one of the next bona fide NRL stars.
A few individual highlights in an otherwise underwhelming effort was enough to see the Cowboys down the Panthers 14-8, booking a spot in the finals.