rival packs with their aggression and backers Liam Martin, Scott Sorensen, Spencer Leinu and Zac Hosking fed on their lead.
Hooker Mitch Kenny proved an effective replacement for Koroisau and sophomore Isaah Yeo was the perfect link between the forwards and defenders, a popular winner of the club’s Player of the Year award.
Despite being the best team in the country, the Panthers have had critical luck in one area: injuries.
Notably, 15 players have started in 20 or more games, allowing Ivan Cleary to pick the same team virtually every week.
If this lucky streak continues, the quadruple spin represents a huge opportunity.
The Penrith Panthers will face the Brisbane Broncos in the 2023 NRL Grand Final at Accor Stadium.
Best Player: Without Nathan Cleary, the Premiership trophy would be in the Broncos’ headquarters – and the star has won the club many other big games with his class and vision.
Key signing: Versatile Daine Laurie has shown flashes of brilliance for the last-place
Tigers in 2023 and she will relish playing for this star-studded Panthers team next year.
Winning in 2024: Daine Laurie (Wests Tigers), Brad Schneider (Hull KR), Paul Alamoti (Bulldogs)Losses in 2024: Stephen Crichton (Bulldogs), Spencer Leniu (Roosters), Jaeman Salmon (Bulldogs), Jack Cogger (Knights)