The Cowboys are back in form and back at home against a Titans outfit who must win to guarantee a return to the finals for the first time since 2010.
In each of their past six home losses, the Cowboys have conceded 18 points or less. Can the Titans' defence hold out the resurgent North Queensland side?
Titans coach Neil Henry believes his former Cowboys side have the necessary depth to cover for injured co-captain Matt Scott.
The St George Illawarra Dragons have signed Titan Nene Macdonald on a three-year contract that will see him join the club next season.
Titans rookie Leivaha Pulu insists he won't be intimidated by the star-studded Cowboys outfit despite watching their grand final from a one-bedroom hotel.
He spent a day bedridden and took two trips to hospital but Tyrone Roberts claims it was his mum's soup that helped him take to the field against Penrith.
After being pipped by a Matt Moylan field goal on Saturday night the Titans have vowed to take the fight for a place in the finals all the way to Townsville.
Griffin fumes at a 'dumb half of football', appraisal of Hayne's return to No.1, Wallace continues to grow in new role and Moylan the man yet again.
A field goal from Panthers captain Matt Moylan with barely minutes remaining has confirmed Penrith's spot in the top eight following their win over Gold Coast.
A depleted Panthers Holden Cup outfit did enough to claim their 17th win of the season, downing the Titans at Cbus Super Stadium on Saturday afternoon.