Add to that the fact five-eighth Tyrone Peachey struggled through the contest with a knee injury, and Penrith could line up against the Storm this week without a starting No. 9.
That prompted questions over Wallace’s availability, although Ciraldo hasn’t entertained the idea of bringing him back, and doesn’t think he will at any stage.
“No not at this stage,” Ciraldo said in reference to recalling Wallace, who is now an assistant coach at the Panthers.
“It hasn’t been spoken about and it would be extremely unlikely.”
Penrith could finish as high as second and as low as eighth depending on their result against the Storm, although look more likely of occupying either 7th or 8th position on the table come finals time, given the tough task up against them this weekend.