The Panthers climb up the ladder just keeps on keeping on in the latter part of 2017 and a win this week could see them jump into the top four should results fall their way.
The Dragons, meanwhile, be without Euan Aitken as they look to break Penrith’s winning streak to jump back into the top eight.
These two sides haven’t played since round one when the Dragons shocked everyone with a 42-10 result and while they’re more or less in different veins of form at the moment – with the Dragons losing five of seven – anything is possible in the world of rugby league.
The Dragons’ tough task will be made marginally easier with Matt Moylan tweaking his hamstring again last week and will miss out though Peter Wallace returns for Penrith in a game that sees them installed as clear favourites.
If the Panthers are to put their dismal start behind them once and for all, they’ll comfortably account for a Dragons side and all but end their season.
Panthers by 12.
|Jack de Belin||13|
|Leeson Ah Mau||8|
|K. Faifai Loa||19|