South Sydney coach Michael Maguire will be hoping for a far greater return from Andrew Everingham than his previous stints at centre after the flyer was named as a replacement for the injured Matt King for Saturday's semi-final against Canberra.
Everingham has been a revelation on the wing for the Rabbitohs in his debut NRL year scoring 15 tries in 19 games, including three doubles.
But his previous efforts at centre as cover for King have been far less fruitful. The 25-year-old has failed to score on the four occasions he's played closer to the action.
As Souths attempt to rebound from their disappointing effort in last week's qualifying final loss to Melbourne, Everingham moves from the wing into the centres for King who suffered a broken arm against the Storm.
Justin Hunt has been chosen in the vacant wing spot and Shaune Corrigan named on an extended bench.
Despite calls for hooker Issac Luke to start the match as the Rabbitohs chase their first finals win in 25 years, Nathan Peats has retained the No.9 jersey in what will be the 200th NRL game for both Nathan Merritt and Michael Crocker.
Merritt was cleared to face the Raiders despite throwing a scare through the Rabbitohs faithful when his arm was placed in a sling after the loss to Melbourne.
"(He) just jammed up his AC joint," high performance manager Troy Thomson said.
"He's just disturbed that joint a little bit - the sling (after the game) was there to keep any movement out of there, to try and help it settle down as quickly as possible."
Canberra have rushed teenage rookie Jack Wighton onto the bench as part of a re-shuffled line-up to cover for the loss of centre Jarrod Croker.
Croker suffered a fractured cheekbone in the qualifying final win over Cronulla, with Joel Thompson moving out one position on the left edge from second row to centre.
"Joel's played plenty of centres before, played a lot there last year," coach David Furner said.
"Obviously he prefers that left hand side, it sort of suits."
Joe Picker comes into the starting side in place of Thompson, with Wighton part of a seven-man bench that also includes Travis Waddell and Dimitri Pelo.
Wighton made his return to the Toyota Cup last weekend, three months after it was thought his season was over when he suffered a toe injury on a backyard trampoline.
He made an impressive impact in his eight games with the club earlier in the season - and was just cementing his place in the Raiders backline before the mishap.
Manly and North Queensland will give their injured brigade until the last minute to prove their fitness for Friday night's sudden-death clash at Allianz Stadium.
Sea Eagles coach Geoff Toovey said he wanted co-captain Jamie Lyon (calf) to train before he would be cleared to play, while hooker Aaron Payne (knee) is also in extreme doubt for the Cowboys.
But while Manly are already stretched in the three-quarters with Michael Oldfield coming in for suspended centre Steve Matai, the Cowboys at least have the luxury of having back-up hookers James Segeyaro and Anthony Mitchell both named on an extended bench.