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The Rising are coming off a 16-point win over the University of Canberra Vikings in their last game, which saw then take home the Horan-Little Shield.
Melbourne now face the Rams in their first title defence of the season.
Toby Smith and Dom Shipperley both come back into the starting side, as does Jordy Reid who will be replacing the injured Harley Fox.
Nic Stirzaker remains injured as well, which means that Mick Snowden will get another start in the NRC.
Coming off their first win of the season over Queensland Country, the Western Sydney Rams somehow find themselves with a slight chance of making the top four.
However, for that to happen, they have to remain undefeated for the rest of the season, and quite a bit has to go their way.
The Rams have opted to play with an unchanged XV, which is highly unusual in the NRC.
The last time these two sides played was last season. It was a thrilling encounter in Melbourne, and in the end the home side took the 1-point win.
The Rams are obviously happy with the XV that saw them score 50 points against Country, however that side also conceded 44 against the weakest team in the competition. Expect Rising to get their third straight win for the first time this season.
MELBOURNE: Toby Smith, Pat Leafa, Tim Metcher, Sam Jeffries, Steve Cummins, Ikapote Tupai, Sione Taufa, Jordy Reid, Mick Snowden, Jack Debreczeni, Tom English (c), Lloyd Johansson, Sione Tuipulotu, Dom Shipperley, Jonah Placid.
Bench: Siliva Siliva, Cruze Ah-Nau, Tyrel Lomax, Alex Toolis, Rob Valetini, Keisuke Yamada, Ah-mu Tuimalealiifano, Isaiah Leota.
WESTERN SYDNEY: Matt Gibbon, Brandon Paenga-Amosa, David Lolohea, Will Skelton, Vaitoa Senio Toleafoa, Rhys Allen, Tupou Sopoaga, Tyrone Viiga, Waldo Wessels, Paul Asquith (c), Luke Smart, Mau David Minute, Apolosi Latunipulu, Roland-Keni Kotobolavu, Albert Nikoro.
Bench: TBC, Andrew Tuala, Jack Payne, Tom Alexander, Jodan Tuapou, Harrison Goddard, Vatemo Ravouvou.