Ivan Cleary has finalised his 17 to take on the Knights at Pepper Stadium. Dean Whare returns from injury while Sione Katoa and Chris Smith will become Panthers 552 and 553 to play NRL. The final team is as follows:

1. Will SMITH
2. Josh MANSOUR
3. Waqa BLAKE
21. Dean WHARE
5. David SIMMONS
12. Tyrone PEACHEY
6. Api KOROISAU
8. Sam MCKENDRY
9. James SEGEYARO
10. Reagan CAMPBELL-GILLARD
14. Tupou SOPOAGA
4. Lewis BROWN
13. Isaah YEO

INTERCHANGE

15. Jeremy LATIMORE
16. Leilani LATU
18. Sione KATOA
22. Chris SMITH