Warriors coach Stephen Kearney has dismissed suggestions his players struggled to back-up emotionally from their win over the Dragons after they failed to score a point against the Panthers on Friday night.
Their 26-0 loss in Campbelltown was the second time this season the Warriors have been kept to zero but Kearney indicated there were no pre-game fears a heavy defeat was on the horizon after relocating to Australia in May.
The Warriors' last-play options plagued them throughout the contest, while the six-again rule played into Penrith's favour with a 59% possession rate and 7-5 penalty count.
"I don't anticipate it's going to be hard, there was no doubt some emotion and adrenalin last week but the simple fact tonight was we missed our assignment and made it difficult for ourselves," Kearney said.
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"What the new game is teaching us is that you can't let the game get away from you. I just thought we didn't give ourselves a chance and what the new game is teaching us is when you miss the jump or lose momentum it's hard to claw back.
"I thought Penrith played well tonight but we certainly didn't help ourselves. [But] I don't think emotion and adrenaline is going to be an issue."
The Warriors were dealt a blow during the week with Ken Maumalo ruled out for up to a month with a hamstring issue, while David Fusitu'a remains in 14-day quarantine after arriving in Australia last week.
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In better news for the club, Kearney confirmed more of the squad's immediately family are due to arrive in Australia next week from New Zealand to join the camp.
Meanwhile, Panthers coach Ivan Cleary was overall pleased with the side's response after a five-day turnaround.
"I know we came off 90 minutes last week and it was a tough grind but the good thing was it was one game after eight weeks off so the boys wanted to get back out there quick," Cleary said.
"There's plenty to get better at but in terms of the diligence and competitiveness across the 80 minutes which wasn't there last week, was much better tonight."
Panthers halfback Nathan Cleary is due back from suspension next Friday night against the Eels at Bankwest Stadium, while fullback Dylan Edwards is also a chance to play.