Penrith are gunning for back-to-back Holden Cup titles while the Roosters are searching for their first ever NYC crown in what shapes as an intriguing clash.
It's been a big year for Dean Blore. A really big year, in fact. And it's only going to get bigger.
Penrith's quest for back-to-back Holden Cup premierships is alive after the Panthers survived a second-half scare to eliminate the Cowboys on Friday.
Penrith halfback Nathan Cleary doesn't think he'll be the Dally M Rookie of the Year, but the 18-year-old admitted he recently bought a suit just in case.
The Panthers have secured the services of local juniors Matt Moylan and Bryce Cartwright, with the pair signing on to at least the end of the 2021 season.
For the second year in a row, the Panthers and Cowboys finished the NYC season first and second, but for the first time in NYC history, they meet in a final.
Panthers back-rower Isaah Yeo should know the full extent of the knee injury he suffered during the season-ending defeat against the Raiders in the coming days.
The Cowboys and Raiders didn't just win their respective semi-finals but also finished on top in the NRL Fantasy Finals Match Day games.
In what shaped as a year of transition, Penrith exceeded the expectations of many as they reshaped their squad, packed with young talent, under Anthony Griffin.
Panthers halfback Nathan Cleary has all but ruled out a shock return to Penrith's Holden Cup side for next week's preliminary final against North Queensland.