It should come as no surprise that five Raiders, three Storm and two Cowboys headline NRL.com's Team of the Year for season 2016.
The Panthers wrapped up sixth spot on the Telstra Premiership ladder with a crushing over Manly to book a showdown with the Bulldogs in an elimination final.
The Penrith Panthers thumped the Manly Sea Eagles 36-6 on the back of a superb first-half performance at Pepper Stadium on Sunday night.
The Penrith Panthers and Manly Sea Eagles have finalised their team lists for Sunday night's Telstra Premiership clash at Pepper Stadium.
Panthers skipper Matt Moylan's antics as one of the best clutch players in the NRL don't surprise his Penrith teammates anymore.
Penrith Intrust Super Premiership skipper Zach Dockar-Clay will lead his side into the finals having escaped the Panthers' playmaker curse this season.
Penrith are headed back to the finals and a win over a depleted Manly side could move Anthony Griffin's men to as high as sixth on the ladder.
Back-rower Isaah Yeo believes the bond he and his fellow Panthers stars share will benefit them ahead of the first finals campaign of their young careers.
Panthers coach Anthony Griffin believes Peter Wallace exhibits similar control over a game to Storm and Kangaroos skipper Cameron Smith.
Griffin fumes at a 'dumb half of football', appraisal of Hayne's return to No.1, Wallace continues to grow in new role and Moylan the man yet again.