There is a new name in the 13 jersey, a debutant on the bench, one brother is gone and another replaces him and a local junior returns to the club after a couple of seasons away, with the Sharks 21-man squad revealed ahead of their round one clash with the Rabbitohs on Saturday.
The Sharks have also been forced to ask for dispensation to include Jackson Ferris from their development players list in their 21 due to the injury crisis affecting their outside backs.
Ferris trialled in both PNG and against Manly and scored the winning try in the Newtown Jets State Championship victory in the match played on Grand Final day last year.
In Sharks round one team news, Jack Williams has claimed the starting lock position, coming into the Cronulla side following the retirement of long-time skipper Paul Gallen, while Connor Tracey has won the bench utility spot following an outstanding off-season and some impressive form in the trials.
Hailing from the De La Salle Caringbah club and primarily a half-five eighth, Tracey could be required to play some time at hooker, with Blayke Brailey, brother of the departed Jayden, taking over at number nine.
But perhaps most excited upon hearing of his inclusion in the Sharks 17 was forward Toby Rudolf, with the 24-year-old set to make his NRL debut.
A Souths junior, Rudolf spent some time in the Queensland Cup before joining the Sharks ahead of the 2019 season. A knee injury kept him sidelined until late in the year, with Rudolf on return to the field playing an important role for the Newtown Jets in their Canterbury Cup success.
The Sharks and Souths are scheduled to kick off at 5.30pm at ANZ Stadium on Saturday, with the Sharks round one team listed below.
Fullback for Rabbitohs is number 1 Latrell MitchellFullback for Sharks is number 1 William Kennedy
Winger for Rabbitohs is number 2 Dane GagaiWinger for Sharks is number 2 Sione Katoa
Centre for Rabbitohs is number 3 James RobertsCentre for Sharks is number 3 Josh Morris
Centre for Rabbitohs is number 4 Braidon BurnsCentre for Sharks is number 4 Jesse Ramien
Winger for Rabbitohs is number 5 Campbell GrahamWinger for Sharks is number 5 Ronaldo Mulitalo
Five-Eighth for Rabbitohs is number 6 Cody WalkerFive-Eighth for Sharks is number 6 Shaun Johnson
Halfback for Rabbitohs is number 7 Adam ReynoldsHalfback for Sharks is number 7 Chad Townsend
Prop for Rabbitohs is number 8 Tevita TatolaProp for Sharks is number 8 Andrew Fifita
Hooker for Rabbitohs is number 9 Damien CookHooker for Sharks is number 9 Blayke Brailey
Prop for Rabbitohs is number 10 Thomas BurgessProp for Sharks is number 10 Aaron Woods
2nd Row for Rabbitohs is number 11 Jaydn Su'A2nd Row for Sharks is number 11 Briton Nikora
2nd Row for Rabbitohs is number 12 Cameron Murray2nd Row for Sharks is number 12 Wade Graham
Lock for Rabbitohs is number 13 Liam KnightLock for Sharks is number 13 Jack Williams
Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 14 Mark NichollsInterchange for Sharks is number 14 Connor Tracey
Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 15 Ethan LoweInterchange for Sharks is number 15 Braden Hamlin-Uele
Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 16 Hame SeleInterchange for Sharks is number 16 Toby Rudolf
Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 17 Alex JohnstonInterchange for Sharks is number 17 Scott Sorensen
- Referee: Ben Cummins
- Referee: Belinda Sharpe
- Touch Judge: Michael Wise
- Touch Judge: Liam Nicholls
- Video Referee: Ben Lowe
- Senior Review Official: Steve Clark