Penrith are gunning for a season-high three-game winning streak when they host competition heavyweights the Roosters on Saturday night.
The Sydney Roosters says Mitchell Pearce is well equipped to deal with his State of Origin disappointment and lead the club into the finals.
The Roosters have been barely scraping past their opponents, and face a stern challenge as they head to the foot of the mountains to face the in-form Panthers.
Well aware of the demands of an Origin series, Roosters playmaker James Maloney is aiming to ease the pressure off his halves partner in Round 18.
Michael Jennings is "thankful" of being retained for the 2015 Origin decider, and promises to repay the faith shown by coach Laurie Daley.
Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson says Dylan Napa's size and aggression make him a perfect counter to NSW prop David Klemmer.
Scrappy Roosters get the job done, Titans' positional switch backfires, Central Coast Stadium shines. Key points to come from the Roosters' win over Gold Coast.
The Sydney Roosters have fought their way to a tough victory over the Gold Coast Titans at Central Coast Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
The premiership favourites are starting to make their move, while the Gold Coast Titans are desperately holding onto top eight hopes.
NSW five-eighth Mitchell Pearce is relieved clubmate Michael Jennings will be available for the State of Origin decider despite a late-night incident last week.