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.
Match: Roosters v Rabbitohs
Round 3 -
Venue: Bankwest Stadium, Sydney
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.
Fullback for Roosters is number 1 James TedescoFullback for Rabbitohs is number 1 Latrell Mitchell
Winger for Roosters is number 2 Daniel TupouWinger for Rabbitohs is number 2 Dane Gagai
Centre for Roosters is number 3 Josh MorrisCentre for Rabbitohs is number 3 Campbell Graham
Centre for Roosters is number 4 Joseph ManuCentre for Rabbitohs is number 4 Braidon Burns
Winger for Roosters is number 5 Brett MorrisWinger for Rabbitohs is number 5 Alex Johnston
Five-Eighth for Roosters is number 6 Luke KearyFive-Eighth for Rabbitohs is number 6 Troy Dargan
Halfback for Roosters is number 7 Kyle FlanaganHalfback for Rabbitohs is number 7 Adam Reynolds
Prop for Roosters is number 8 Jared Waerea-HargreavesProp for Rabbitohs is number 8 Tevita Tatola
Hooker for Roosters is number 9 Jake FriendHooker for Rabbitohs is number 9 Damien Cook
Prop for Roosters is number 17 Lindsay CollinsProp for Rabbitohs is number 10 Thomas Burgess
2nd Row for Roosters is number 11 Boyd Cordner2nd Row for Rabbitohs is number 11 Jaydn Su'A
2nd Row for Roosters is number 12 Angus Crichton2nd Row for Rabbitohs is number 12 Cameron Murray
Lock for Roosters is number 13 Victor RadleyLock for Rabbitohs is number 13 Liam Knight
Interchange for Roosters is number 10 Isaac LiuInterchange for Rabbitohs is number 14 Mark Nicholls
Interchange for Roosters is number 14 Sam VerrillsInterchange for Rabbitohs is number 15 Ethan Lowe
Interchange for Roosters is number 15 Sitili TupouniuaInterchange for Rabbitohs is number 16 Bayley Sironen
Interchange for Roosters is number 16 Nat ButcherInterchange for Rabbitohs is number 19 Tom Amone
- Referee: Ashley Klein
- Touch Judge: Chris Butler
- Touch Judge: Peter Gough
- Video Referee: Bryan Norrie
- Senior Review Official: Jared Maxwell