As we reveal updated squad lists, Sam McKendry and Bryce Cartwright now know whether to pack their bags for Port Moresby or Auckland.

Panthers coach Anthony Griffin has ensured the club's talent is shared between the two squads, with both sides boasting a combination of youth and experience.

The weekend of high-intensity rugby league should leave the club in great shape for blockbuster trials at Pepper Stadium against the Bulldogs on February 13 and the Eels on February 20.

Over the next three days we will be releasing the full squad lists for both the PNG Hunters showdown and the Auckland Nines. Here's the latest...

PANTHERS v PNG HUNTERS
- Jamie Soward
- Brent Naden
- Andy Saunders
- Josh Hall
- Malakai Watene-Zelezniak
- Wellington Albert
- Sam McKendry
- James Fisher-Harris
- Marli Sini
- Maliko Filino
- Sitaleki Akauola
- Rodney Coates

PANTHERS at AUCKLAND NINES
- Elijah Taylor
- Te Maire Martin
- Dallin Watene-Zelezniak
- Jeremy Latimore
- Bryce Cartwright
- Zach Dockar-Clay
- Robert Jennings
- Ben Garcia