A late Jamie Soward field goal has sent the Panthers into the preliminary finals, defeating the Roosters 19-18 at Allianz Stadium on Saturday night.
One team is on track to defy 20 years of rugby league history, while the other is defying logic by over-performing with a stack of stars in the casualty ward.
Depite losing two forwards through suspension, Roosters prop Jared Waerea-Hargreaves says his side's trademark aggression won't be disappearing any time soon.
A light-hearted look at the coaches guiding the eight remaining sides during the first week of the 2014 NRL Telstra Premiership finals.
They've already delivered the Provan-Summons trophy to the Roosters once, and now James Maloney says his partnership with Mitch Pearce is better than ever.
Michael Jennings opens up on his departure from the Panthers, as he prepares to face his former side in the first qualifying final on Saturday.
Roosters forward Dylan Napa found guilty of shoulder charge but successful in earning a downgrade.
The Sydney Roosters have been boosted by Jake Friend's return to training just over a week after suffering a life-threatening injury.
Convincingly beaten 28-8 in the opening game of their title defence, the Roosters have gone full circle to secure their second consecutive minor premiership.
Minichiello, Lyon, Sutton, Soward, Thurston, Cronk, Ennis, and Parker speak on the eve of the 2014 NRL Telstra Premiership finals series.