Melbourne Storm coach Craig Bellamy has produced a surprise selection for Friday's World Club Challenge clash with Leeds Rhinos.
Bellamy has chosen rookie backrower Tohu Harris to make his debut in the run-on team after naming a 19-man squad which will be reduced to 17 on the day of the game.
Harris, a Junior Kiwis international, played in the Storm development squad last season and has impressed sufficiently to earn his promotion with injured fellow Kiwi Kevin Proctor missing.
Melbourne and Leeds have met twice in the World Club Challenge, in 2008 and 2010, with honours shared.
The Rhinos are the reigning world title holders after beating Manly in last year's match, while the Storm are back in the UK for the first time since 2010 and will be looking to become the first NRL club to win three global challenge matches.
Meanwhile, halfback Cooper Cronk believes the intensity surrounding the build-up to the showdown is similar to a State of Origin decider.
Cronk, who missed out on the 2010 challenge match through injury, said the atmosphere at Headingley would be electrifying but he was not worried by the overwhelming support for the Yorkshire club.
"Whoever wins this one wins the series," the Australian international, who has shaken off a niggling back injury to make the trip, said on Wednesday.
Leeds, meanwhile, have been forced to make a change with regular fullback Zak Hardaker ruled out through injury.
But the Super League champions also sprung a surprise, naming little-known Australian Joe Vickery in the squad.
Vickery, who was born in England but grew up in Australia, has never played in the NRL but impressed the Rhinos sufficiently to sign a one-year contract.
"It was quite disheartening," Vickery said about his ankle injury sustained on his Leeds debut against Hull earlier this month.
"Now it's turned around and I couldn't be happier."
Vickery said he was delighted with the chance the Rhinos had given him.
"I couldn't quite crack it over there but I've been given my chance here so I'm biting at the bit," he said.
"It's been awesome since I got here and I just want to keep going, do what I can for the team."
Billy Slater, Mahe Fonua, Justin O'Neill, Will Chambers, Sisa Waqa, Gareth Widdop, Cooper Cronk, Jesse Bromwich, Cameron Smith, Bryan Norrie, Tohu Harris, Ryan Hoffman, Ryan Hinchcliffe.
Interchange (from): Jason Ryles, Brett Finch, Siosaia Vave, Junior Moors, Kenneath Bromwich, Lagi Setu.