IT has been a massive week for the Penrith Panthers.
Just about as big as James Segeyaro's smile as he crossed for his third try on Friday night.
Just to recap:
■It started with a big 28-12 win in their final home game against Brisbane on Friday night.
■On Saturday it was announced that local junior Peter Wallace is returning to the club for the next three seasons. It also ended the club's recruitment for 2014.
■The new week started off with the news that Panthers' young guns Reagan Campbell-Gillard, Dallin Watene-Zelezniak and Bryce Cartwright had been named in the 2013 Holden Cup Team of the Year. All three are key members of the third placed under-20s Panthers outfit.
■On Tuesday, Sam Anderson and Luke Capewell handed over a $5000 cheque on behalf of Women In League to the Penrith Op Shop. The money will be used to pay for treatments for local cancer patients and their families.
■Late on Tuesday, Ivan Cleary capped off a big week by naming an unchanged line-up for the clash with the Bulldogs. It's only the second time this year that it has occurred.
After back-to-back wins the Panthers are in a seven-team log jam for the last two finals spots.
Currently in 10th position on 24 points, the Panthers need to win their final two games against the Bulldogs and Manly to have any chance of playing finals footy.
It's a tough ask. Plenty have written them off.
But then, plenty have been doing that this year.
The wooden spoon-elects at the start of the season, are now on the prowl for a finals birth.
And they're about ready to close the book on rugby league's Cinderella story in 2013.
Get ready for another big week.