They are just a much better coached and drilled football team ... they all know what they are expected to do ... and all do it with confidence and enthusiasm ...
It starts with attitude and belief ... and is instilled in sweat, hard work, fitness and drills ..
Their plan is simple ... 1) run hard, run straight, win the ruck, quick play the ball .. repeat .. 2) Tackle hard, win the ruck ..
Penrith by player are not bigger, faster or better .... they are just really well coached ...
We are a rabble by comparison ..
But it can't be that simple, can it? If it was, the Roosters and Storm and other (demonstrably) extremely well-resourced clubs would be doing the same thing. Penrith have lost only 11 games in the last 3 years, that's pretty much at the same level of our mid-1990s squad.
Ivan Cleary had a win/loss record of 47% over 295 games before he started at the Panthers in his second stint, now over the past 4 years has won 76% of matches. The results speak for themself but I'm not sure it's supreme coaching alone that is doing the job for them.