The NSW Blues have been named for the first game of the 2017 #Origin series.
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Prop Andrew Hart has been suspended one match for a grade one dangerous throw, while five eighth Owen Craigie and winger Ahmad Bajouri have been dropped back to premier league.
Luke Stuart moves to prop to cover for Hart, with Russell Richardson and Mark Meredith ? whose powerful displays for Souths Premier League side has earned him a bench spot ? the new faces in Souths side.
Captain Bryan Fletcher, who left the field with a knee injury against the Bulldogs, has been named in the second row and is confident of taking his place against Wests.
Ryan Tandy has been named as Souths 18th man.
South Sydney Rabbitohs 1. Brad Watts 2. Luke MacDougall 3. Russell Richardson 4. Lee Hookey 5. Nathan Merritt 6. Ashley Harrison 7. Jamie Russo 8. Luke Stuart 9. Jason Death 10. Frank Puletua 11. Bryan Fletcher 12. Mark Minichiello 13. Shane Rigon INTERCHANGE 14. Mark Meredith 15. Justin Smith 16. Duncan MacGillivray 17. Jamie Fitzgerald 18. Ryan Tandy