NRL 2021 round nine LIVE updates: South Sydney Rabbitohs v Melbourne Storm at Stadium Australia

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It is a bit of shame there are so many stars missing

This shaped as a good one on the calendar but dare I say it, maybe this is just life under the supercharged new rules. It’s hard to keep and it’s hard to avoid the conclusion that more pace equals more injuries, we’re starting to see a few stats that suggest that to be the case.

Anyway, does open the door for a few new faces, Dean Hawkins a good one for Souths. He’s the kid who slashed his knee open celebrating after his debut and then was out for a month.

Evening all… the round begins here with Storm-Rabbitohs

And the odds suggest Melbourne will win this in a canter tonight, the Rabbits smashed by injuries and suspensions. Check out this list of outs, which doesn’t include the suspended Latrell Mitchell: Adam Reynolds, Cameron Murray, Campbell Graham, Jacob Host, Jaxson Paulo. In comes Braidon Burns, Dean Hawkins, Hame Sele, Jed Cartwright, Tevita Tatola.

Melbourne miss gun fullback Ryan Papenhuyzen but bring back George Jennings and Nelson Asofa-Solomona for Ryley Jacks and Tom Eisenhuth. Could be a tough night for the Pride of the League.

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