Penrith recruit Tupou Sopoaga is ready to grab his opportune selection at the Auckland Nines with both hands.
Penrith coach Ivan Cleary has pointed to a hefty injury toll and Four Nations duty in naming a squad for the Nines with minimal first grade experience.
The NRL's big movers last season have a couple of genuine Fantasy stars in their ranks, plus some hugely talented youngsters waiting in the wings.
Despite a top four finish with the Panthers and a victorious Four Nations campaign with New Zealand, utility Lewis Brown is staying grounded ahead of 2015.
Panthers five-eighth Jamie Soward says enjoying his football again led to his form spike in 2014, and is looking for more of the same this year.
Panthers Coach Ivan Cleary has helped Dean Whare elevate his game to be among the world's best, according to the electric centre.
Outspoken Penrith five-eighth Jamie Soward has ruled himself out of the Dick Smith NRL Auckland Nines and said he won't challenge for the club captaincy.
Michael Jennings may be one of the most talented players to come out of Penrith in recent times, but he's two younger brothers could be even better.
Panthers prop Jeremy Latimore has circled a local derby against the club he debuted with, Parramatta, as a big game for him in 2015.
He was South Sydney's unlikely grand final hero, but just two months into a move to Penrith, Apisai Koroisau is ready to start from the bottom.