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.
Match: Rabbitohs v Titans
Round 5 -
Venue: Bankwest Stadium, Sydney
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.
Fullback for Rabbitohs is number 1 Latrell MitchellFullback for Titans is number 1 Phillip Sami
Winger for Rabbitohs is number 2 Dane GagaiWinger for Titans is number 2 Anthony Don
Centre for Rabbitohs is number 3 Campbell GrahamCentre for Titans is number 3 Dale Copley
Centre for Rabbitohs is number 20 Braidon BurnsCentre for Titans is number 4 Young Tonumaipea
Winger for Rabbitohs is number 5 Alex JohnstonWinger for Titans is number 5 Brian Kelly
Five-Eighth for Rabbitohs is number 6 Cody WalkerFive-Eighth for Titans is number 6 Ashley Taylor
Halfback for Rabbitohs is number 7 Adam ReynoldsHalfback for Titans is number 7 Jamal Fogarty
Prop for Rabbitohs is number 8 Tevita TatolaProp for Titans is number 8 Moeaki Fotuaika
Hooker for Rabbitohs is number 9 Damien CookHooker for Titans is number 9 Erin Clark
Prop for Rabbitohs is number 10 Thomas BurgessProp for Titans is number 10 Sam Lisone
2nd Row for Rabbitohs is number 11 Jaydn Su'A2nd Row for Titans is number 11 Kevin Proctor
2nd Row for Rabbitohs is number 12 Ethan Lowe2nd Row for Titans is number 12 Bryce Cartwright
Lock for Rabbitohs is number 13 Cameron MurrayLock for Titans is number 13 Jai Arrow
Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 14 Liam KnightInterchange for Titans is number 14 Tanah Boyd
Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 15 Patrick MagoInterchange for Titans is number 15 Keegan Hipgrave
Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 16 Tom AmoneInterchange for Titans is number 16 Jaimin Jolliffe
Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 17 Bayley SironenInterchange for Titans is number 17 Tyrone Peachey
- Referee: Matt Cecchin
- Touch Judge: Ziggy Przeklasa-Adamski
- Touch Judge: Drew Oultram
- Video Referee: Bryan Norrie
- Senior Review Official: Steve Clark
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.