Penrith forward Viliame Kikau spent the past two weeks tearing through his own side, preparing them to beat South Sydney and hoping it would get him to an NRL grand final.
The suspended second-rower was an anxious figure in the stands at ANZ Stadium on Saturday night as the Panthers held on to down the Rabbitohs 20-16.
If they didn’t hold their nerve in the dying minutes while Souths were coming for the win, it would have been season over for the Fiji star who was rubbed out for a dangerous throw in the qualifying final.
A 21-16 win against Melbourne in round six kickstarted the incredible run of 17 wins and Kikau was one of the best on the field that night back in June.
And in a warning for the Storm, Kikau is ready to unleash all of his…