Grand Final week is here, with Penrith and South Sydney booking their place in Sunday's premiership decider.
Neither team got through their preliminary final bouts unscathed however, with key names on either side of the fence battling to prove their fitness ahead of the 2021 NRL Grand Final.
Read on for all the early mail, with NRL teams for the Grand Final to be named at 4pm (AEST) on Tuesday afternoon.
South Sydney Rabbitohs
Skipper Adam Reynolds is the focal point of nerves for Souths fans, with it being revealed that the veteran playmaker entered Friday night's clash against Manly with a groin complaint.
The departing halfback was able to feature throughout the match, however was limited in his ability to last the match and did not take on the kicking duties.
Reynolds has stated his confidence in lining up for Souths on Sunday. however, telling the Syndey Morning Herald this week that he intends to be running out for a final farewell in the cardinal and myrtle.
“I wouldn’t miss this for the world - I’ll be sweet, and I’ll be better than I was last week when I played [against Manly],” Reynolds said.
Blake Taaffe is likely to continue his run at fullback, but it remains to be known whether he will continue taking the role in converting tries.
The only potential inclusion for the Rabbitohs' side is flyer Josh Mansour, who could line up against his former side on Sunday if the Bunnies look to alter their lineup from Friday's win.