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Exciting youngster Travis Burns has been chosen to make his NRL debut in The Sea Eagles side to play Penrith at Penrith Park on Saturday night.
The 21 year old from Texas in Queensland has been biding his time in Premier League as halfback and will play five eighth against the Panthers.
Burns will join skipper Michael Michael in the halves and faces the daunting first up prospect of opposing Craig Gower and Preston Campbell.
Burns played in Cronulla's Jersey Flegg side last season and is in his first season with the Sea Eagles.
An excellent goalkicker he will share the duties with Chris Hicks against Penrith following the one week suspension of goalkicking star Michael Witt.
The Manly NRL side to play Penrith is: Brett Stewart,Scott Donald,Terry Hill,Ashley Alberts,Chris Hicks,Travis Burns,Michael Monaghan (c),Ben Kennedy,Steve Menzies,Sam Harris,Jason King,Shayne Dunley,Brent Kite. Replacements:Mark Bryant,Kylie Leuluai,Steve Matai,Glenn Stewart,Nathan Tutt (one to be ommited)