For the third season in a row, the Penrith Panthers will be the defending premiers, while the rest of the competition try to reach their level of consistency and success.
However, this year it took the best 20 minutes of halfback Nathan Cleary’s career to slowly but surely turn the tide for his team in the grand final against Brisbane and become the first team in 40 years to achieve a premiership three-peat.
With key personnel moving to other clubs and speculation swirling around the future of star five-eighth Jarome Luai, questions are again being asked about whether the Panthers can continue their dominance of the NRL competition.
NRL.com examines the key talking points for the Panthers as they launch into the 2024 pre-season.
Will the Panthers be ‘a fourth’ to be reckoned with?
It is not so much who is going to stop Penrith adding to their trophy collection but a question of whether Ivan Cleary’s men can maintain their level of consistency to…