Penrith captain Elliot Yeo has fired an ominous warning to the rest of the competition when claiming there is much more to come from the undefeated Panthers.
The Panthers are priced at 21/50 to win back-to-back grand finals and they have got the 2022 NRL campaign off to another strong start.
There have been plenty of changes since Penrith beat South Sydney Rabbitohs in the 2021 grand final. Matt Burton, Kurt Capewell and Paul Momirovski have been among the players to move on to pastures new.
However Izack Tago, Taylan May and Jaeman Salmon have all stepped up to the plate and the Panthers have won their opening three games against Manly, the Dragons and Newcastle.
The Panthers are also boosted by the return of star halfback Nathan Cleary as they prepare to face South Sydney on Friday night and Yeo says they have yet to hit their best form.
Even so he also knows they will be in for a tough game against Souths at Panthers Stadium.
"The last two weeks it feels like we still haven't played (at the level) where we want to," he said. "I think we've got to the point now as a group here where that's not an excuse so that we're pretty disappointed about (our form) it.
"It's nice to learn lessons while you're winning. I've been on the other side when you've got to lose to learn lessons and that's not much fun.
"It's a big challenge and Souths are going to be very motivated so we need to make sure that what we've struggled with the last two weeks is rectified."