Penrith skipper Matt Moylan believes the Panthers cannot afford a repeat of their first-half performance in their 42-6 win over the Knights on Sunday afternoon.
The Panthers are well and truly in the race for the top eight following a dominant second half display against the Knights. Key points from Hunter Stadium.
A dominant second half has seen the Panthers keep their finals hopes alive, running in seven tries to down the Knights at Hunter Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
The Knights and Panthers have both confirmed their final 17 ahead of their Round 23 NRL Telstra Premiership clash at Hunter Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
Penrith's forward pack is thinning fast following an elbow injury to Chris Grevsmuhl that has ruled him out of the NRL clash against Newcastle.
Penrith's General Manager Phil Gould labelled prop Leilani Latu as an important component to the Panthers moving forward and he wasn't wrong.
We all appreciate what wonderful athletes we have in the NRL but if the game's best were in Rio this week, which sport would they see themselves competing in?
Led by skipper Matt Moylan, representative back-rower Trent Merrin and champion hooker Peter Wallace, the Panthers are pressing for a finals berth.
The gap between the NRL's best and the rest shrunk significantly this week, with three of the league's top four teams struggling.
Panthers lock Trent Merrin handed his jersey over to a fan following his side's win over the Roosters, and says he is proud to represent a "special" club.