Josh Papalii hopes a message from Ricky Stuart can help the Canberra Raiders front-rower find the spark to ignite his season against South Sydney. Papalii says he was shifted back to the bench by Raiders coach Ricky Stuart so as to avoid "taking the brunt of the game, and obviously form". Now Stuart could make futher changes to cope with a short turnaround leading into a clash with the third-placed Rabbitohs at Canberra Stadium on Thursday night. Sia Soliola, Joe Tapine and Dunamis Lui were all missing from the side that lost in Townsville last week, with Emre Guler getting a start and Corey Horsburgh returning on the bench. Papalii says the prospect of a rotation in the forward pack and the emergence of younger players is keeping veterans on their toes as he looks to build on what he dubs a slow start to the year.