St George Illawarra Dragons winger Jason Nightingale admits it is an honour to be named captain by his peers against Wests Tigers at Campbelltown Stadium on Monday.

The Renown United junior was named captain in liue of the injured Ben Creagh for the upcoming encounter with the decision made by his fellow teammates mid last week.

The New Zealand international is expecting a tough encounter against their upcoming opposition and is also keen to see teammates Eto Nabuli and Rory O'Brien both gain further valuable first-grade experience during the match.