The Raiders have progressed to the preliminary finals for the first time in 21 years, surviving a second-half comeback to down the Panthers at GIO Stadium.
The Roosters have held out a determined Sharks outfit to clinch a nail-biting Holden Cup semi-final victory at GIO Stadium on Saturday night.
The Raiders and Panthers have both confirmed their final 17 ahead of their elimination semi-final clash at GIO Stadium on Saturday night.
Former Panthers outside back George Jennings has signed a one-year deal to join brother Michael at Parramatta for the 2017 season.
Centre Waqa Blake has been ruled out of the Panthers' semi-final with Canberra due to a shoulder injury.
Canberra winger Jordan Rapana and Penrith opponent Josh Mansour go head-to-head in an NRL Telstra Premiership semi-final at GIO Stadium.
PNG captain David Mead is in danger of missing his side's clash with the PM's XIII with a finger complaint, with scans set to reveal the extent of the injury.
Penrith Panthers back-rower James Fisher-Harris is hopeful of making the Kiwis squad for the end of season Four Nations tournament.
From the State of Origin win earlier this year to the formation of an under-18s Nines tournament to begin in 2017, Ruan Sims has had plenty to celebrate.
It wasn't just the Cowboys having a win on Friday night; the NRL Telstra Premiership also had a night to remember.