Penrith halfback Nathan Cleary doesn't think he'll be the Dally M Rookie of the Year, but the 18-year-old admitted he recently bought a suit just in case.
The Panthers have secured the services of local juniors Matt Moylan and Bryce Cartwright, with the pair signing on to at least the end of the 2021 season.
For the second year in a row, the Panthers and Cowboys finished the NYC season first and second, but for the first time in NYC history, they meet in a final.
Panthers back-rower Isaah Yeo should know the full extent of the knee injury he suffered during the season-ending defeat against the Raiders in the coming days.
The Cowboys and Raiders didn't just win their respective semi-finals but also finished on top in the NRL Fantasy Finals Match Day games.
In what shaped as a year of transition, Penrith exceeded the expectations of many as they reshaped their squad, packed with young talent, under Anthony Griffin.
Panthers halfback Nathan Cleary has all but ruled out a shock return to Penrith's Holden Cup side for next week's preliminary final against North Queensland.
The key talking points, injuries and judiciary news from the second weekend of the 2016 NRL Telstra Premiership Finals Series.
Penrith will look back at their season-ending loss to Canberra with despair, but given where they were three months ago, there is nothing to be ashamed of.
Despite an inspired second-half comeback from Penrith, Canberra did enough to create NRL history. Key points from the Raiders' drought-breaking semi-final win.