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Panthers' success built on dedication to defence

The Panthers, having ground the Storm into submission on a warm Brisbane afternoon, credit their recent success on defensive effort.

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Bennett begins deflection campaign after Rabbitohs dismiss late Sea Eagles

After a decisive display to end the Sea Eagles season, Souths coach Wayne Bennett starts his Grand Final preparations early.

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NRL

PRELIMINARY FINALS

Panthers stun Storm to reach NRL decider

Penrith have pulled off a sensational upset win over Melbourne to set up a NRL grand final clash with South Sydney but star halfback Nathan Cleary is facing a nervous wait on his availability for the game.

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PRELIMINARY FINALS

Rabbitohs oust Manly to reach grand final

South Sydney's departing halfback Adam Reynolds barely kicked a ball but it didn't matter as his Rabbitohs brushed aside Manly 36-16 to break a run of three-straight NRL preliminary final losses.

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FINALS WEEK 2

Panthers hold off Eels in semi-finals nailbiter

Penrith have squeaked past Parramatta after a tense NRL semi-final in Mackay to set up a dream preliminary final against Melbourne in Brisbane next week.

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FINALS WEEK 2

Turbo-charged Manly thump Roosters in NRL semi-final

A Tom Trbojevic-inspired Manly have thumped the Sydney Roosters in Mackay to march into their first NRL preliminary final since 2013.

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