The NRL premiers and inaugural Auckland Nines champions go up agianst three clubs packed with young talent and desperate for some success.
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Panthers playmaker Jamie Soward is committed to guiding the team's brightest prospects through to first grade - even if they're gunning for his spot.
After months of being unable to train through injury, Dallin Watene-Zelezniak has a lot of work ahead of him to return to top condition for season 2016.
While still adjusting to the Penrith heat, Panthers recruit Trent Merrin is ready for a fresh start after arguably the most important off-season in his career.
The Penrith Panthers have extended the contract of young gun Dallin Watene-Zelezniak for another season.
Young Penrith playmaker Te Maire Martin was close to joining the Cowboys before a good old-fashioned sales pitch from Phil Gould changed his mind.
Panthers hooker James Segeyaro has dismissed talk he is the only viable dummy-half at the club, with a pair of youngsters pushing for a first grade spot.
After last representing the Indigenous All Stars in 2011 Jamie Soward would love to return in 2016 but concedes there's plenty of competition in the halves.