In any other season, injuries to Jarome Luai, Stephen Crichton and Mitch Kenny just six weeks out from the Finals, before a crucial match with arch rivals Parramatta, would have had disaster written all over it.
The Penrith Emus will return to Nepean Rugby Park this Saturday afternoon participating in a brand-new competition.
It appears the Penrith Emus have played their last match in the Shute Shield.
An incredible story has emerged from the aftermath of Penrith's groundbreaking win over the Western Sydney Two Blues in the Shute Shield last weekend.
Former Wests Tigers player Andrew Fiagatusa will captain the Penrith Emus this year as the Shute Shield battlers aim for their first victory since 2014.
Could the Penrith Emus be back from the dead?
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