Despite impressing in the Panthers' trial win over the Bulldogs, a bulked-up Te Maire Martin said he isn't guaranteed to start Round 1 alongside Nathan Cleary.
Panthers coach Anthony Griffin will head into the 2017 Telstra Premiership season with enviable selection headaches.
Confirmed line-ups for the Harvey Norman Rugby League All Stars match, along with the rest of the weekend's NRL trial matches.
The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs have pushed back the start time for Saturday night's trial match against Penrith to 7pm.
The Bulldogs have signed former Junior Kangaroo and Panthers Holden Cup captain Andy Saunders.
Waqa Blake's star turn for the Panthers at the Downer NRL Auckland Nines has turned up the heat on Kiwi internationals Dean Whare and Peta Hiku.
The Sydney Roosters have prevailed over the Penrith Panthers in a tense Auckland Nines final to be crowned champions of the annual tournament at Eden Park.
Penrith are the first side to qualify for the 2017 Auckland Nines final with victory over western Sydney rivals Parramatta at Eden Park on Sunday afternoon.
Penrith have booked their place in the Nines semi-finals with a dramatic golden-try victory over Manly at Eden Park on Sunday afternoon.
A young Panthers side have progressed to the quarter finals with a perfect record following their 22-4 victory over the Titans on Sunday morning.