Penrith's 18-6 trial win over Parramatta carried plenty of positive signs and coach Anthony Griffin offered cautious praise for some of his young stars.
In the cruellest blow of the pre-season so far, Penrith prop Sam McKendry may have re-ruptured the same anterior cruciate ligament that ended his 2016 season.
The Panthers ran away with a comfortable win over the Eels at Pepper Stadium in each team's final trial of the pre-season in an entertaining clash.
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The Penrith Panthers have named a strong side for this Saturday's trial match against the Eels.
Penrith winger Josh Mansour has taken a big step in his comeback from a knee reconstruction after starting straight-line running last week.
Leilani Latu wasn't even born when club legend Royce Simmons scored the most famous try in Panthers history, but he's honoured to be mentioned in same sentence.
Despite impressing in the Panthers' trial win over the Bulldogs, a bulked-up Te Maire Martin said he isn't guaranteed to start Round 1 alongside Nathan Cleary.
Panthers coach Anthony Griffin will head into the 2017 Telstra Premiership season with enviable selection headaches.
Confirmed line-ups for the Harvey Norman Rugby League All Stars match, along with the rest of the weekend's NRL trial matches.