The Storm easily accounted for Penrith to earn on Saturday their first win of the Auckland Nines weekend with a 20-4 victory.
The error count was huge in a stop-start game where a powerful performance from Issac Luke helped Souths edge out a very young Penrith side 11-4.
Penrith's Auckland Nines skipper Kevin Kingston says the unknown youngsters in the Panthers squad could well make a name for themselves over the Nines weekend.
Penrith recruit Tupou Sopoaga is ready to grab his opportune selection at the Auckland Nines with both hands.
Penrith coach Ivan Cleary has pointed to a hefty injury toll and Four Nations duty in naming a squad for the Nines with minimal first grade experience.
The NRL's big movers last season have a couple of genuine Fantasy stars in their ranks, plus some hugely talented youngsters waiting in the wings.
Despite a top four finish with the Panthers and a victorious Four Nations campaign with New Zealand, utility Lewis Brown is staying grounded ahead of 2015.
Panthers five-eighth Jamie Soward says enjoying his football again led to his form spike in 2014, and is looking for more of the same this year.
Panthers Coach Ivan Cleary has helped Dean Whare elevate his game to be among the world's best, according to the electric centre.
Outspoken Penrith five-eighth Jamie Soward has ruled himself out of the Dick Smith NRL Auckland Nines and said he won't challenge for the club captaincy.