Burgess and Graham to resume hostilities
One has moved clubs and the other was suspended when the two sides last met but Sam Burgess and James Graham aren't going to take a backward step as they resume a six-year rivalry on Sunday at ANZ Stadium.
The pair have been at each other for years stemming back to Graham's career at the Bulldogs and the long lay-off from suspension is only set to motivate Burgess further to help the Bunnies upset the table-topping Dragons.
If history continues, another chapter to the Rabbitohs' infamous Book of Feuds could include two English internationals.
"They'll always be firing into each other, them two," Tom Burgess grinned.
"They've got a long history and it's all fun and games. It's good to get Sam back, he's a good voice out there on the field and he'll bring good structure for us.
"My mate Jammer is going well, he's enjoying himself at his new club and a lot of them are being talked about Origin so it just shows they're playing well. You test yourself against the best."
Sam's tackle technique has come under scrutiny after back-to-back suspensions but Tom is confident after a review of his defence that there will no further dramas.
"He's looked at his game," Tom said. "He's not daft and he has looked at ways as to how he gets penalised.
"He's not just saying I'm stubborn and not going to change it, he's had a look at it and he is mindful of where he's hitting."
After watching the Burgess-Graham battle on the television as a teenager, South Sydney utility Adam Doueihi insisted he had the best seat in the house and welcomed the return of their inspirational leader.
"I'm just happy sitting on the bench watching them bash each other, it's good fun," Doueihi said.
"They love it and rip in at training which shows it transfers to the game.
"Hopefully it intimidates them, you see the stuff Sam does at training. He leads the pack and tries to give the middles as much advice as possible about what to do in a game and how to intimidate the opposition."