South Sydney Rabbitohs will be without star hooker Isaac Luke for their Round 14 clash against Wests Tigers at ANZ Stadium on Friday, June 12.

The New Zealand international hooker will miss the match due to a medial strain, and while the injury isn't expected to be long term, it sees another crucial element of the Rabbitohs' spine missing for Friday's game, with Greg Inglis also missing from the match.

Jason Taylor's side certainly aren't without their changes, however, with Aaron Woods and Robbie Farah both absent due to State of Origin commitments while Curtis Sironen is unavailable with a neck injury. Young gun hooker Manaia Cherrington comes on to the bench after making his debut last week to help cover for Farah, while Chris Lawrence will start in the back-row once more after scoring a double in his side's loss to the Titans.

See how the two teams stack up and their respective changes for Friday's match below.

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Wests Tigers

 

South Sydney Rabbitohs

James Tedesco

1

Alex Johnston

Kevin Naiqama

2

John Olive

David Nofoaluma

3

Dylan Walker

Tim Simona

4

Bryson Goodwin

Pat Richards

5

Aaron Gray

Mitchell Moses

6

John Sutton (capt.)

Luke Brooks

7

Luke Keary

Keith Galloway

8

Thomas Burgess

Dene Halatau (capt.)

9

Cameron McInnes

Sauaso Sue

10

Dave Tyrrell

Kyle Lovett

11

Nathan Brown

Chris Lawrence

12

Chris McQueen

Martin Taupau

13

Ben Lowe

Ava Seumanufagai

14

Jason Clark

Matthew Lodge

15

Chris Grevsmuhl

Manaia Cherrington

16

Tim Grant

Brenden Santi

17

George Burgess

Jack Buchanan

21

 

Jason Taylor

Coach

Michael Maguire


For Wests Tigers, star young duo David Nofoaluma and Tim Simona return into the centres at the expense of Nathan Milone and Delouise Hoeter. Keith Galloway is back in the starting side to cover for Aaron Woods, while Dene Halatau moves to hooker and will captain the side in the absence of Robbie Farah, Young forward Matthew Lodge is back on the bench after playing NSW Cup last week while Manaia Cherrington is also part of a five-man bench after making a strong first-grade debut last week against the Titans.

For South Sydney, Greg Inglis’ Origin call-up means Alex Johnston moves back to fullback and John Olive comes on to the wing for his first-grade debut. Isaac Luke is out with a medial ligament injury, with Cameron McInnes moving to hooker, while Adam Reynolds is still out with a long-term knee injury which sees John Sutton and Luke Keary in the halves.