Souths have misplaced Siliva Havili for his or her conflict with Penrith on Saturday evening after he did not recuperate from a calf damage.

Groups have been introduced for the 2 Preliminary Finals and Rabbitohs coach Jason Demetriou confirmed that Havili, who has featured each as a canopy for hooker and as a center rotation possibility, is not going to make it in time.

He was boosted, nevertheless, by affirmation Jai Arrow will recuperate from his groin drawback in time for the Preliminary Remaining.

The third damage doubt, winger Alex Johnston, remains to be rated at 50/50 for the Accor Stadium showdown.

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Souths ahead Tevita Tatola is free to play in Saturday’s showdown with Penrith regardless of his rooster wing sort out on Cronulla winger Ronaldo Mulitalo. Tatola twisted Mulitalo’s arm right into a harmful place halfway by the second half of the Rabbitohs’ 38-12 semi-final defeat of Cronulla on Saturday evening.

For his grade one harmful contact cost, Tatola has accepted a $1800 superb. The Rabbitohs are already lacking front-rower Thomas Burgess, who is that this weekend serving the second recreation of his two-match suspension for his excessive sort out on James Tedesco.

(Photograph by Brendon Thorne/Getty Photos)

Panthers winger Taylan Could will serve his one-match ban for a excessive sort out on Eels centre Will Penisini with Charlie Staines his substitute. Origin hooker Api Koroisau may once more begin from the bench with Mitch Kenny within the run-on facet. Brian To’o might change from the correct wing to the left to accommodate Staines.

Eels centre Tom Opacic has downplayed the severity of the hamstring damage that compelled him off within the resounding semi-final win, saying he would have completed the sport had the end result been within the steadiness. He has been named to face the Cowboys.

Opacic was one among 4 first-half tryscorers for the Eels however got here off because the hour-mark approached and was Parramatta’s solely damage concern from the 40-Four defeat of Canberra. The centre’s left hamstring has been on ice since Friday’s recreation however he was anticipated to coach on Monday afternoon after reporting no soreness forward of the session.

The 28-year-old has no historical past of hamstring accidents and is hopeful of lining up in opposition to his former membership North Queensland in Friday evening’s preliminary ultimate. “I’ll be doing my finest to get on the market. It’s not a recreation I wish to miss, that’s for positive,” he advised reporters.

Eels utility Marata Niukore slotted into the left centre spot when Opacic left the sector, and scored two late tries. Niukore began final season within the centres for the Eels and seems the obvious alternative if Opacic is dominated out.

Bryce Cartwright has been elevated to the interchange on the expense of Makahesi Makatoa.

The Cowboys are properly rested after having the week off following their 93-minute extra-time epic in opposition to the Sharks. Coen Hess had a slight coaching mishap on Monday together with his knee however is unlikely to be in any doubt.

Groups will probably be formally introduced at 4pm AEST on Tuesday.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 16: Tom Opacic of the Eels is attended to by the team trainer during the NRL Semi Final match between the Parramatta Eels and the Canberra Raiders at CommBank Stadium on September 16, 2022 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

(Photograph by Mark Kolbe/Getty Photos)


Preliminary Remaining: (3) Cowboys vs (4) Eels 7.50pm at QCB Stadium

Cowboys: 1. Scott Drinkwater 2. Kyle Feldt 3. Valentine Holmes 4. Peta Hiku 5. Murray Taulagi 6. Tom Dearden 7. Chad Townsend 8. Jordan McLean 9. Reece Robson 10. Reuben Cotter 11. Tom Gilbert 12. Jeremiah Nanai 13. Jason Taumalolo 14. Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow 15. Luciano Leilua 16. Coen Hess 17. Griffin Neame 18. Jamayne Taunoa-Brown 19. Tomas Chester 20. Jake Granville 21. Brendan Elliot 22. Ben Hampton

Prepared and raring to go after per week off. Todd Payten has no damage issues in his staff other than a minor knee situation to prop Coen Hess and they’re prone to subject the identical line-up which simply obtained residence in opposition to the Sharks.

Eels: 1. Clint Gutherson 2. Maika Sivo 3. Viliami Penisini 4. Tom Opacic 5. Waqa Blake 6. Dylan Brown 7. Mitchell Moses 8. Reagan Campbell-Gillard 9. Reed Mahoney 10. Junior Paulo 11. Shaun Lane 12. Isaiah Papali’i 13. Ryan Matterson 14. Bryce Cartwright 15. Jakob Arthur 16. Oregon Kaufusi 17. Marata Niukore 18. Makahesi Makatoa 19. Bailey Simonsson 20. Nathan Brown 21. Ofahiki Ogden 22. Ky Rodwell

Skilled centre Tom Opacic (hamstring) is coach Brad Arthur’s solely concern however the former Cowboy is assured of being proper. Nathan Brown may very well be recalled to the bench with Marata Niukore going to centre if Opacic is out.

Bryce Cartwright has been elevated to the interchange on the expense of Makahesi Makatoa.


Preliminary Remaining: (1) Panthers vs (7) Rabbitohs, 7.50pm at Accor Stadium

Panthers: 1. Dylan Edwards 2. Charlie Staines 3. Izack Tago 4. Stephen Crichton 5. Brian To’o 6. Jarome Luai 7. Nathan Cleary 8. Moses Leota 9. Apisai Koroisau 10. James Fisher-Harris 11. Viliame Kikau 12. Liam Martin 13. Isaah Yeo 14. Mitch Kenny 15. Scott Sorensen 16. Spencer Leniu 17. Jaeman Salmon 18. Sean O’Sullivan 19. Matt Eisenhuth 20. J’maine Hopgood 21. Sunia Turuva 22. Chris Smith

Rookie winger Taylan Could will serve his one-match ban – no, not the two-game suspension for assault which was controversially delayed till subsequent yr – the one he acquired for a excessive sort out on Eels centre Will Penisini. Charlie Staines is Could’s substitute on the wing. Brian To’o might change from the correct wing to the left to accommodate Staines.

Origin hooker Api Koroisau may once more begin from the bench with Mitch Kenny within the run-on facet.

Rabbitohs: 1. Latrell Mitchell 2. Alex Johnston 3. Isaiah Tass 4. Campbell Graham 5. Taane Milne 6. Cody Walker 7. Lachlan Ilias 8. Tevita Tatola 9. Damien Prepare dinner 10. Mark Nicholls 11. Keaon Koloamatangi 12. Jai Arrow 13. Cameron Murray 14. Kodi Nikorima 15. Hame Sele 16. Michael Chee Kam 17. Jed Cartwright 18. Davvy Moale 19. Blake Taaffe 20. Josh Mansour 21. Richard Kennar 22. Jacob Host

Whereas prop Tevita Tatola (rooster wing superb) free to play, the Bunnies have misplaced utility ahead Siliva Havili to a calf concern whereas winger Alex Johnston and second-rower Jai Arrow (hip) are below a cloud. Jed Cartwright comes onto the bench after being out for greater than a month with a hamstring tear.

Tom Burgess is serving the second and ultimate match of his ban for a excessive sort out on Roosters star James Tedesco.

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