Bunnies replace flyer as Panthers pull bench switch: NRL Finals Late Mail

Mark St John from Fox Sports@markdfstjohn

South Sydney flyer Alex Johnston has been ruled out of the preliminary final clash with the Panthers and his replacement has been locked in.

Meanwhile, the Panthers have benched Api Koroisau with Mitch Kenny to start.

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Read on for all the Late Mail for the Preliminary Finals.

Penrith Panthers v South Sydney Rabbitohs, 7.50pm AEST at Accor Stadium

Panthers team: 1. Dylan Edwards 2. Charlie Staines 3. Izack Tago 4. Stephen Crichton 5. Brian To’o 6. Jarome Luai 7. Nathan Cleary 8. Moses Leota 14. Mitch Kenny 10. James Fisher-Harris 11. Viliame Kikau 12. Liam Martin 13. Isaah Yeo 9. Apisai Koroisau 15. Scott Sorensen 16. Spencer Leniu 17. Jaeman Salmon. 18th man: 18. Sean O’Sullivan

Players cut: 19. Matt Eisenhuth 20. J’maine Hopgood 21. Sunia Turuva 22. Chris Smith

Late Mail: Api Koroisau has been benched with Mitch Kenny to start.

Rabbitohs team: 1. Latrell Mitchell 21. Richard Kennar 3. Isaiah Tass 4. Campbell Graham 5. Taane Milne 6. Cody Walker 7. Lachlan Ilias 8. Tevita Tatola 9. Damien Cook 10. Mark Nicholls 11. Keaon Koloamatangi 12. Jai Arrow 13. Cameron Murray 14. Kodi Nikorima 15. Hame Sele 16. Michael Chee Kam 17. Jed Cartwright. 18th man: 18. Davvy Moale

Players cut: 2. Alex Johnston 19. Blake Taaffe 20. Josh Mansour 22. Jacob Host

Late Mail: Alex Johnston (hip flexor) has been ruled out with Richard Kennar to come in and replace him.