By the way, would you mind shortly describing the squad? Best and worst players, playing style, what I should pay attention to, that kind of thing. I'm quite new to the game so that would help!
Best players - Matt Moylan, Jamie Soward, James Segeyaro. They're the spine of the team along with Peter Wallace (the captain and halfback - kind of the typical midfield playmaker in football). Pretty much one of the best spines to a team in the whole league.
Moylan is the fullback. The ball runner but he has superb hands and vision - best fullback in the game after Greg Inglis imo.
Soward is the main playmaker alongside Wallace and he is the flair in the duo. Wallace is the guy who controls the tempo.
Segeyaro is pure excitement and brilliant. Speed off the mark, small but deft and hard to tackle - best dummy-half in the game right now.
Panthers are probably the most exciting team right now because we have a very simple set up but a lot of freedom is given to the guys to throw the ball around and keep the ball moving. A lot of speed in the side and the movement of them all is first class. Watch George Jennings' try against the Gold Coast Titans on the weekend to see how everything clicks with the side.
Can't really pick out worst players. In all honesty we have a really strong team right now with the best young talent in the game. The junior development in the Penrith area is by far considered the best in the world. Largest player pool to choose from and the coaching is the best. Moylan is only 23, Jennings is 21, Waitene-Zelezniak is 19, Cartwright is 20 and a host of other young lads who support the experienced guys.
The main thing to pick up on is to see who are the most fluent sides with the best structure. The teams who play with speed and individual brilliance - everything just flows through the side seamlessly and have a high completion rate (ie. very few errors). In attack every runner knows where to be and there's always support. In defence, it's tough and determined and really hard to run through.
Watch out for the Roosters, Souths, and Panthers if you want the best teams. Avoid the Dragons, Raiders, Titans.