Six players from Souths' grand final side are missing for the World Club Challenge, with Jason Clark replacing the injured Kyle Turner at lock.
St Helens coach Keiron Cunningham has challenged his young squad to rise up to the task of taking down South Sydney.
Gareth Widdop is predicting the crowd will be a factor the opening World Club Series match between St George Illawarra and England's Warrington Wolves.
After the season from hell, the Sharks have been boosted by the return of their coach and two big-name signings. But will it be enough for a finals berth?
With an influx of rep players among the new signings, the Green Machine faithful will be hoping the new-look Raiders can return to the finals zone in 2015.
Nathan Friend's NRL All Stars appearance last week has given him a new lease on life ahead of his 13th season of first grade.
Mitch Rein has revealed the Dragons players have no idea who coach Paul McGregor will pick in his starting 17 for Round 1 of the NRL in just two week's time.
Larger-than-life Manly recruit Willie Mason says things couldn't have worked out better than a deal with Manly after being let go by Newcastle.
Simon Mannering, Jacob Lillyman and Konrad Hurrell will make their first appearance of the Warriors' pre-season in an intra-club match in Auckland.
Melbourne star fullback Billy Slater will make his first appearance of the year in their final trial against the Bulldogs after a strong pre-season.