The 2014 grand finalist Canterbury Bulldogs travel west to tackle Sydney rivals Penrith Panthers in round one of the NRL.
The Bulldogs went down to South Sydney in the decider last year.
Des Hasler’s boys will be out ot make amends, and arrive with a new talented outside bank in their ranks in Brett Morris. He joins his twin brother Josh in a quality backline that includes NSW Origin halves Josh Reynolds and Trent Hodkinson.
They face a team that was the surprise packet of the 2014 season. The Panthers were only a game away from the grand final, but fell to the Bulldogs at that hurdle.
Penrith will want to build on a great campaign last year and have some new young stars ready to emerge. One is George Jennings, the younger brother of Australian centre Michael.
Ivan Cleary has become a top coach and will relish this clash with his old Manly teammate Halser.
Where: Sportingbet Stadium, Penrith
When: 5.00am GMT Sunday (6.00pm local)
Watch live: Premier Sports