The shortened NRL round 14 opens with Wests Tigers taking on the South Sydney Rabbitohs at ANZ Stadium.
Where: ANZ Stadium, Sydney
When: 10.45am Friday 12 June (7.45pm live)
Watch live: Premier Sports
The Tigers season is hanging by a thread. In 13th place, with just four wins from 12 games, things are starting to get desperate.
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They went down to Gold Coast at Leichhardt last weekend and need to start firing. Challenges don’t come much tougher than Souths.
The Tigers will also have to do it without key players Robbie Farah and Aaron Woods, who are on Origin duty.
Dene Halatau remains at hooker and Keith Galloway starts in Woods’ spot.
Matt Lodge is on the bench while David Nofoaluma and Tim Simona’s return from injury means Delouise Hoeter and Nathan Milone drop out of the team.
The Rabbitohs are coming off a big win over the Warriors and are also missing some Origin stars.
Alex Johnston moves to fullback with Greg Inglis away and John Olive makes his NRL debut on the wing.
Issac Luke is out with a medial ligament injury and he will replaced by Cameron McInnes at hooker.