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The longest rivalry in Australian rugby league will be on again when the third round of the NRL season gets under way.

There will be no love lost when the Roosters and Rabbitohs - who share a history going back to the premiership's foundation year of 1908 - clash in a Friday night Telstra Premiership blockbuster.

Each team has used the break to get over a few niggling injuries and both should be close to full strength for this fixture.

Adding to the intrigue, it will be Latrell Mitchell's first game against the Roosters since his switch to Souths in the off-season.

The Rundown

Team news

Roosters: A late switch for the premiers with Lindsay Collins moving into the starting side and Isaac Liu going to the bench. Siosiua Taukeiaho (hamstring) is out, with he and Lachlan Lam dropping off the reserves list on Thursday night. Ryan Hall and Poasa Faamausili were omitted an hour before kick-off. Mitchell Aubusson is out for personal reasons. The Roosters won their only game at Bankwest Stadium (24-16 v Wests Tigers in 2019).

Rabbitohs: A late change an hour before kick-off with Tom Amone joining the bench and Patrick Mago dropping out. Keaon Koloamatangi was the other player omitted an hour before kick-off. Bryson Goodwin and James Roberts were trimmed from the extended bench 24 hours before kick-off. Cody Walker has been suspended for two rounds, while Alex Johnston and Troy Dargan join the backline. Rabbitohs coach Wayne Bennett has won four of his past five games against the Roosters.