Souths have a host of changes from Tuesday's named squad. Jacob Host and Taane Milne come out of the 17. Cody Walker moves to fullback, Dean Hawkins come into the halves to partner Marshall. Johnston moves to the wing, Marsters into the centres and Gagai to the other wing. Jed Cartwright fills the vacant spot on the interchange with Hame Sele as 18th man.
Melbourne have Tom Eisenhuth out with a groin complaint. Chris Lewis replaces him on the pine with Dean Ieremia 18th man. There's also a reshuffle with Harry Grant switching back to the bench, Brandon Smith hooker and Tui Kamikamica starting lock.
South Sydney Rabbitohs
6. Cody Walker 3. Dane Gagai 2. Steven Marsters 4. Braidon Burns 1. Alex Johnston 21. Dean Hawkins 7. Benji Marshall 8. Thomas Burgess 9. Damien Cook 10. Tevita Tatola 11. Keaon Koloamatangi 12. Jaydn Su'A 13. Jai Arrow 14. Mark Nicholls 15. Liam Knight 17. Patrick Mago 18. Jed Cartwright 19. Hame Sele
1. Nicholas Hynes 2. George Jennings 3. Reimis Smith 4. Justin Olam 5. Josh Addo-Carr 6. Cameron Munster 7. Jahrome Hughes 8. Jesse Bromwich 13. Brandon Smith 10. Christian Welch 11. Felise Kaufusi 12. Kenneath Bromwich 15. Tui Kamikamica 9. Harry Grant 14. Dale Finucane 17. Nelson Asofa-Solomona 19. Chris Lewis 18. Dean Ieremia