The clash will be the only game Melbourne plays in England before next FridayÂ’s World Club Challenge clash against Leeds Rhinos, and as such is fielding his strongest possible line-up to start the game.
Will Chambers gets his chance to shine in the centres once again, while Russell Aitken will wear the number six jersey in the absence of Greg Inglis, who wasnÂ’t available due to a shoulder injury.
Matt Geyer replaces Cam Smith at hooker, who remained behind in Australia for the birth of his first child, while Jeff Lima will be given first crack at making the starting front-row position his own.
Lock forward Dallas Johnson will captain the side.
COACH: Craig Bellamy