16 Aug 2012

Kiwis prop set to return to NRL

4:58 pm on 16 August 2012

South Sydney will give Kiwis prop Roy Asotasi every chance to prove his fitness for Saturday night's National Rugby League match against Cronulla.

Asotasi has played two recent matches for the club's second team, as he he returns from a pectoral injury suffered earlier in the year and has been included on the Rabbitohs' extended bench this weekend.

Souths coach Michael Maguire says a final decision hasn't been made but he's confident Asotasi will be passed fit to make his long-awaited return to the top grade.

Maguire says Asotasi, a 2004 premiership winner with Canterbury, will bring invaluable finals experience to the young Rabbitohs squad as they prepare for the playoffs.