Sam Burgess during South Sydney's Round 3 match against the Dragons at the SCG.

Sam Burgess will captain the South Sydney Rabbitohs in this Sunday's Charity Shield match against the Dragons, with Greg Inglis rested from an otherwise strong squad.

Robbie Farah will start at hooker with fellow hooker Damien Cook to come off the bench, with coach Michael Maguire giving his strongest hint yet at how his team will line up in the opening round of the Telstra Premiership season.

Rabbitohs team to face Dragons
1. Alex Johnston
2. Bryson Goodwin
3. Hymel Hunt
4. Siosifa Talakai
5. Braidon Burns
6. Cody Walker
7. Adam Reynolds
8. George Burgess
9. Robbie Farah
10. Dave Tyrrell
11. John Sutton
12. Kyle Turner
13. Sam Burgess (c)
Interchange:
14. Damien Cook
15. Jason Clark
16. Thomas Burgess
17. Zane Musgrove
18. Anthony Cherrington
19. Angus Crichton
20. Robert Jennings
21. Luke Kelly
22. Robbie Rochow