Talented winger Waqa Blake returns to the Panthers NYC side for today's match against Melbourne, taking the place of Solofa Silipa.

1.Brent Naden
2. Joshua Jay
3. Jarryd Dodd
4. Regan Haika
21. Waqa Blake
6. Sione Katoa
7. Sam Scarlett
8. Andy Saunders (c)
9. Josh Tangitau
10. Myles Taueli
11. Chris Smith
12. Bryce Cartwright
13. Brendan Attwood

Interchange: 14. Moses Leota, 15. Atonio Pelasasa, 16. Wellington Albert, 17.Corey Harawira, 18. Jarrod Brackenhofer

Coach: Trent Barrett