Sam Thaiday’s dangerous throw ban means he will be missing from the Broncos line-up when they take on the Bulldogs in Sydney on Saturday night.
Both sides go in with just two wins under their belts in the past month.
Bryce Cartwright has put his best foot forward in Penrith’s 28-26 win over South Sydney, as he pushes his case for a spot in the Blues side for Origin three.
The Pathers five-eighth set up three of the home side’s five tries on Friday night.
Penrith Coach Anthony Griffin said despite the win, they still need to work on defence.
Other games on Saturday will be played between Cronulla and New Zealand and the Dragons and Newcastle.