Homesick Canterbury second rower Raymond Faitala-Mariner made good use of the bye weekend to visit his partner and family back home in New Zealand.
The Panthers momentarily returned to the NRL Telstra Premiership top eight with a gritty 28-26 win over a fast-finishing Rabbitohs at Pepper Stadium.
NSW winger Josh Mansour has signed a new deal with the Penrith Panthers to remain at the club until the end of the 2018 season.
The Penrith Panthers have continued their incredible start to the Holden Cup season with a comfortable 32-8 win over the South Sydney Rabbitohs on Friday night.
The Penrith Panthers and South Sydney Rabbitohs have named their final line-ups for Friday night's Round 16 NRL clash at Pepper Stadium.
The South Sydney Rabbitohs have announced the signing of English international winger Joe Burgess for the remainder of the 2016 season.
North Queensland have confirmed Michael Morgan is set to miss up to a month of action due to a knee injury, putting him in doubt for State of Origin III.
This weekend the Knights and the Dragons will fight it out for the Alex McKinnon Cup in honour of the 24-year-old whose career was cut short three years ago.
The NRL has spread its wings further throughout the broader community with the launch of Munchkin League on the Gold Coast on Friday.
Sharks coach Shane Flanagan has defended Paul Gallen amidst calls for the New South Wales skipper to be denied a farewell State of Origin match in Game Three.