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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


Alex Johnston

Kevin Naiqama


John Olive

David Nofoaluma


Dylan Walker

Tim Simona


Bryson Goodwin

Pat Richards


Aaron Gray

Mitchell Moses


John Sutton (capt.)

Luke Brooks


Luke Keary

Keith Galloway


Thomas Burgess

Dene Halatau (capt.)


Cameron McInnes

Sauaso Sue


Dave Tyrrell

Kyle Lovett


Nathan Brown

Chris Lawrence


Chris McQueen

Martin Taupau


Ben Lowe

Ava Seumanufagai


Jason Clark

Matthew Lodge


Chris Grevsmuhl

Manaia Cherrington


Tim Grant

Brenden Santi


George Burgess

Jack Buchanan



Jason Taylor


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.


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