Speculation is rife Greg Inglis will make a shock shift to five-eighth for South Sydney, as coach Michael Maguire attempts to spark the Rabbitohs spluttering NRL season.
Inglis is set to move into the halves alongside Adam Reynolds for Friday's round 10 match against Parramatta at Pirtek Stadium.
That would push Luke Keary out of pivot and cast further doubt over the premiership-winning playmaker's future at Redfern.
Cody Walker starred for the Rabbitohs in the halves earlier this season but has also been overlooked as Inglis moves from the fullback spot he has made his own since early in 2012.
Inglis has been well down on form this season for the 12th placed Rabbitohs who are 3-6.
Souths are on a four-game losing streak heading into the clash with the Eels. It is their worst streak under Maguire, who joined the club for the 2012 season.
Inglis has enjoyed previous success at five-eighth. He led Melbourne to their 2007 grand final win in the position to earn the Clive Churchill Medal.