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South Sydney and Latrell Mitchell clicked into gear with a solid win against the Titans, but must they be wary of an unpredictable Warriors side which stunned the Cowboys last round.

The Rabbitohs and Warriors sit 10th and 11th on the ladder respectively on two wins apiece.

Bunnies fans will be hoping that last Saturday's 32-12 victory was a sign of things to come, with star recruit Mitchell having his finest game yet at fullback. 

The Warriors, meanwhile, bounced back from a scoreless defeat to Penrith a week prior to lay on 37 points at Central Coast Stadium as Kodi Nikorima ran riot.

The Rundown

Team News

Rabbitohs: Souths are unchanged after thumping the Titans last round. James Roberts and Mark Nicholls were the last two men cut an hour before kick-off. Wayne Bennett said last week that he wanted to give Roberts a bit more time to reach full fitness. Corey Allan and Keaon Koloamatangi were omitted from the extended bench 24 hours before kick-off. The Rabbitohs have won nine of their past 10 games against the Warriors.

Warriors: Star back David Fusitu'a, who was quarantined after staying a week behind in Auckland for personal reasons when the team left for Tamworth ahead of the season restart, is a late inclusion and will play on the wing in No.18. The reshuffled backline sees Patrick Herbert move to the centres, Gerard Beale to the wing and Adam Pompey drop out. Agnatius Paasi replaces King Vuniyayawa on the interchange with Chanel Harris-Tavita also dropping out of the squad on Thursday night. Isaiah Papali'i was omitted an hour before kick-off. Warriors fullback Roger Tuivasa-Sheck requires one try for 50 NRL tries.

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Rabbitohs is number 1 Latrell Mitchell
    Fullback for Warriors is number 1 Roger Tuivasa-Sheck
  • Winger for Rabbitohs is number 2 Dane Gagai
    Winger for Warriors is number 4 Gerard Beale
  • Centre for Rabbitohs is number 3 Campbell Graham
    Centre for Warriors is number 2 Patrick Herbert
  • Centre for Rabbitohs is number 4 Braidon Burns
    Centre for Warriors is number 3 Peta Hiku
  • Winger for Rabbitohs is number 5 Alex Johnston
    Winger for Warriors is number 18 David Fusitu'a
  • Five-Eighth for Rabbitohs is number 6 Cody Walker
    Five-Eighth for Warriors is number 6 Kodi Nikorima
  • Halfback for Rabbitohs is number 7 Adam Reynolds
    Halfback for Warriors is number 7 Blake Green

Forwards

  • Prop for Rabbitohs is number 8 Tevita Tatola
    Prop for Warriors is number 8 Jamayne Taunoa-Brown
  • Hooker for Rabbitohs is number 9 Damien Cook
    Hooker for Warriors is number 9 Wayde Egan
  • Prop for Rabbitohs is number 10 Thomas Burgess
    Prop for Warriors is number 10 Lachlan Burr
  • 2nd Row for Rabbitohs is number 11 Jaydn Su'A
    2nd Row for Warriors is number 11 Eliesa Katoa
  • 2nd Row for Rabbitohs is number 12 Ethan Lowe
    2nd Row for Warriors is number 12 Tohu Harris
  • Lock for Rabbitohs is number 13 Cameron Murray
    Lock for Warriors is number 13 Adam Blair

Interchange

  • Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 14 Liam Knight
    Interchange for Warriors is number 14 Karl Lawton
  • Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 15 Patrick Mago
    Interchange for Warriors is number 15 Poasa Faamausili
  • Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 16 Tom Amone
    Interchange for Warriors is number 17 Jack Murchie
  • Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 17 Bayley Sironen
    Interchange for Warriors is number 20 Agnatius Paasi

Key Match-Up

Latrell Mitchell has been looking more comfortable in the No.1 jersey every week, with his silky ball-playing skills coming to the fore. He is up against Warriors captain Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, the consummate professional who recorded 216 running metres last round. Different styles of players, but both are very influential.