Panthers coach Ivan Cleary has sent an ominous warning to rivals after his side's 10th straight win – there are no signs of complacency at the club.
A blistering seven-try display in attack was matched by the Panthers' extending their run of not conceding a try inside the first 20 minutes of the game to an incredible 14-matches.
There were few fears of their perfect starts coming to an end on Friday night with their own three tries scored inside the opening quarter setting up the 26-point victory.
"If I saw any complacency or anyone getting ahead of themselves ... I'm certainly looking for it but haven't seen anything," Cleary said.
"There's so much energy around the place and they're loving every minute of it.
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"It's a combination of lots of things. We value consistency and being reliable.
"They're preparing well and that's why the way we're starting every game shows that.
"We've got some very good leaders that are clinical in the way they prepare. You don't win 10 in a row if you're not doing that."
For those that believe the Panthers have peaked, Cleary highlighted the two tries from dummy half conceded but his side as examples the team was far from a finished product.
"I don't mean to be arrogant or disrespectful to the Sharks or anything," Cleary said.
"We're confident and doing a lot of things right but there's little lessons in our game week-to-week as an individual and team we can work on.
"It was all very good but there's still things in there we need to fix."
The win puts the Panthers three points clear of the Eels and Storm in the race for the minor premiership and could allow Cleary to consider resting or managing training loads leading into the finals.
Api Koroisau (calf) and Moses Leota (hamstring tightness) were minor casualties to come out of the clash while the club will wait on a verdict from the match review committee after Viliame Kikau was placed on report for a late tackle.