Fletcher returns to captain Souths

South Sydney coach Paul Langmack has made a number of changes to his winless team for Saturday's National Rugby League match against Wests Tigers at Aussie Stadium.

Captain Bryan Fletcher returns from a one-match suspension to lead the Rabbitohs, while Andrew Hart will make his first appearance of the season after missing the opening four rounds with a groin injury.

Frank Puletua has been omitted from the side that lost 38-12 to the New Zealand Warriors on Sunday to make room for Hart. Duncan MacGillvray moves on to the bench to replace injured regular Jamie Fitzgerald.

Wade McKinnon returns at fullback, ousting Brad Watts, while Luke Stuart slips back to the bench in favour of the second row combination of Fletcher and Justin Smith.