It's generally a long way to the top for most budding halfbacks aiming to break into the NRL, but that hasn't been the case for Nathan Cleary.
Injuries to teammates handed him his NRL debut last season and now they've given Panthers centre Waqa Blake an opportunity to solidify a place in first grade.
James Graham and Tom Burgess are just a few of the NRL's English contingent who are excited by the impending arrival of Panthers recruit Zak Hardaker.
Penrith confirm the departure of hooker James Segeyaro to UK Super League club Leeds in a swap deal for England fullback Zak Hardaker.
Fresh off a bye and a last-start win over Manly, Penrith return home to face a South Sydney side desperate to win for the first time since Round 11.
You can forgive Panthers veteran Peter Wallace for thinking he'd never reach his 200th NRL game.
Trent Merrin has spoken for the first time since his shock State of Origin axing ahead of Wednesday's Origin II at Suncorp Stadium.
Queensland coach Kevin Walters has used his Origin eve press conference to praise the skills of rookie NSW fullback Matt Moylan.
The Titans, Dragons and Warriors all had important wins during the major bye round, keeping pace with the top eight as the business end of the season looms.
After weeks of speculation, Penrith have finally announced the signing of Kangaroos prop James Tamou until the end of the 2020 NRL season.