The Penrith Panthers have released playmaker Jamie Soward from the remainder of his contract with the club.
Penrith look likely to secure a top eight berth if they can win five of their remaining 10 NRL matches this season, and that starts with the Tigers in Round 17.
The western Sydney derby features two sides capable of playing some of the most attractive football in the Telstra Premiership.
While his attacking flair is there for all to see, it's Nathan Cleary's work in defence that has impressed his Panthers teammates the most.
He may be the talk of the town but Panthers star Bryce Cartwright says it isn't up to the fans whether he makes his debut in two weeks' time.
The results, injuries, judiciary news and talking points from the weekend's NRL matches.
Grahame Moran, Royce Simmons, Greg Alexander and Craig Gower have been revealed as the inaugural inductees to the Panthers Hall of Fame.
Penrith's win over Souths was sweetened by the news that representative winger Josh Mansour had re-signed with the club for a further two seasons.
A Bryce Cartwright masterclass sparked the Panthers to a win over the Rabbitohs in near-freezing conditions in Round 16 of the NRL Telstra Premiership.
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.