Panthers players were brought down to earth following their one-point win over Gold Coast with prop Reagan Campbell-Gillard taken to hospital.
A big second half has seen the Sharks end their four-game winless run, defeating the Roosters at Southern Cross Group Stadium on Saturday night.
Jillaroo Samantha Bremner has capped off a big week for women's rugby league by scoring the match-winner for the Sharks in their Nines clash with the Dragons.
Canberra made it nine in a row in a high-scoring encounter at Brookvale Oval, with injuries again hitting Manly hard on a day they bid farewell to Jamie Lyon.
Cronulla struck late to clinch victory against local rivals St George Illawarra in a thrilling women's Nines clash at Southern Cross Group Stadium on Saturday.
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.
The Sharks have jumped the Roosters into third position on the Holden Cup ladder with a crucial 34-28 win on Saturday night.
The Sharks and Roosters have both confirmed their final 17 ahead of their Round 25 NRL Telstra Premiership clash at Southern Cross Group Stadium on Saturday.
Storm forward Nelson Asofa-Solomona is facing a one-week ban on the eve of the finals, the only player charged from Brisbane's win over Melbourne on Friday.
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.