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After breaking an almost year-long win drought, the Titans travel to NSW to meet a Rabbitohs team also sitting on a 1-3 record.

While the Gold Coast celebrated their success over the Wests Tigers in round four, South Sydney slipped to a third consecutive defeat when the Storm proved too good.

Wayne Bennett's troops were competitive for the majority of that contest but mistakes cruelled them. They'll be out to reassert themselves as competition heavyweights, though the Titans are hopeful of continuing to climb.

The Rundown

Team News

Rabbitohs: Wayne Bennett said on Friday that James Roberts would not be making his comeback, meaning Braidon Burns has earned a reprieve in the centres. Cody Walker returns from suspension with rookie Troy Dargan dropping out of the 17. Patrick Mago and Bayley Sironen replace Mark Nicholls and Keaon Koloamatangi on the interchange. Nicholls and Koloamatangi dropped out of the 19-man squad an hour before kick-off and Bryson Goodwin was the other player cut from the squad when it was reduced to 19 on Friday. 

The Rabbitohs have won nine of their past 11 games against the Titans.

Titans: The Titans are 1-17, as named on Tuesday. Jai Whitbread and Tyrone Roberts dropped out of the playing squad on game day and Jarrod Wallace and Beau Fermor were omitted from the squad 24 hours before kick-off. The Titans have not defeated the Rabbitohs in Sydney since 2014.

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Rabbitohs is number 1 Latrell Mitchell
    Fullback for Titans is number 1 Phillip Sami
  • Winger for Rabbitohs is number 2 Dane Gagai
    Winger for Titans is number 2 Anthony Don
  • Centre for Rabbitohs is number 3 Campbell Graham
    Centre for Titans is number 3 Dale Copley
  • Centre for Rabbitohs is number 20 Braidon Burns
    Centre for Titans is number 4 Young Tonumaipea
  • Winger for Rabbitohs is number 5 Alex Johnston
    Winger for Titans is number 5 Brian Kelly
  • Five-Eighth for Rabbitohs is number 6 Cody Walker
    Five-Eighth for Titans is number 6 Ashley Taylor
  • Halfback for Rabbitohs is number 7 Adam Reynolds
    Halfback for Titans is number 7 Jamal Fogarty

Forwards

  • Prop for Rabbitohs is number 8 Tevita Tatola
    Prop for Titans is number 8 Moeaki Fotuaika
  • Hooker for Rabbitohs is number 9 Damien Cook
    Hooker for Titans is number 9 Erin Clark
  • Prop for Rabbitohs is number 10 Thomas Burgess
    Prop for Titans is number 10 Sam Lisone
  • 2nd Row for Rabbitohs is number 11 Jaydn Su'A
    2nd Row for Titans is number 11 Kevin Proctor
  • 2nd Row for Rabbitohs is number 12 Ethan Lowe
    2nd Row for Titans is number 12 Bryce Cartwright
  • Lock for Rabbitohs is number 13 Cameron Murray
    Lock for Titans is number 13 Jai Arrow

Interchange

  • Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 14 Liam Knight
    Interchange for Titans is number 14 Tanah Boyd
  • Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 15 Patrick Mago
    Interchange for Titans is number 15 Keegan Hipgrave
  • Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 16 Tom Amone
    Interchange for Titans is number 16 Jaimin Jolliffe
  • Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 17 Bayley Sironen
    Interchange for Titans is number 17 Tyrone Peachey

Match Officials

  • Referee: Matt Cecchin
  • Touch Judge: Ziggy Przeklasa-Adamski
  • Touch Judge: Drew Oultram
  • Video Referee: Bryan Norrie
  • Senior Review Official: Steve Clark

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Key Match-Up

Jai Arrow was enormous at lock in the Gold Coast's pressure-relieving win, frequently bending the line and popping smart offloads. He'll want to continue that form against the club he will join in 2021. Opposite him in the middle will be Cameron Murray, who is a different style of player but equally as impactful.