The Penrith Panthers’ season is on the line this weekend against the high-flying Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles after being demolished by South Sydney on Sunday.
Penrith were listless against the Rabbitohs and now must face a Manly outfit that including Daly Cherry-Evans, Tom Trbojevic and Dylan Walker.
“The belief, it’s a bit shaken at the moment,” forward James Tamou said on Monday.
“Coming off last week (a 14-12 loss to the Cowboys), even though it didn’t show on the scoreboard we took a lot of positives out and a lot of confidence defensively.
“Trying to take that into yesterday was tough. We just went backwards. We went a step backwards. We’re trying to build and we felt like we were going all right then a score-line like that happens, it’s always tough.
“We’re just making it harder for ourselves to get into the top eight.”
Another loss will make it difficult for the Panthers to make the finals already sitting four competition points behind the 8th place Parramatta Eels who take on the Melbourne Storm without their State of Origin stars at AAMI Park.
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