Burgess missed the Rabbitoh’s heart-stopping 34-30 golden point win over the Tigers for a grapple tackle on the Bulldogs’ Ben Barba in the previous round.
However they will be without playmaker John Sutton at five-eighth for the clash at AAMI Park.
Sutton suffered a dislocated shoulder in the Tigers clash and will be replaced by Luke Capewell.
Michael Crocker also returns to the side.
The Rabbitohs must get a result against the Storm to stand any chance of making the NRL finals after stumbling to two defeats in their last four matches.