St George Illawarra Dragons captain Ben Creagh will play his 250th first-grade appearance for the Club against the Sydney Roosters in the annual ANZAC Cup fixture at Allianz Stadium, Moore Park on Saturday.
The local University of Wollongong junior made his debut against the New Zealand Warriors in round 22 of the 2003 season and is presently the third most-capped player in the Club’s history (Ben Hornby 273, Norm Provan 256).
Head Coach Paul McGregor has named a 20-man squad for the traditional match which sees George Rose join potential first-grade debutants Drew Hutchison and Yaw Kiti Glymin on an extended seven-man interchange.
“It is an honour and privilege to be able to play my 250th match for the Dragons on ANZAC Day,” said Creagh.
“ANZAC Day is such a significant and special day on the nation’s calendar and it is my favourite game of the season.”
1. Josh Dugan
2. Eto Nabuli
3. Euan Aitken
4. Dylan Farrell
5. Peter Mata’utia
6. Gareth Widdop
7. Benji Marshall
8. Leeson Ah Mau
9. Mitch Rein
10. Mike Cooper
11. Will Matthews
12. Joel Thompson
13. Trent Merrin
14. Ben Creagh (c)
15. Jack de Belin
16. Jake Marketo
17. Heath L’Estrange
18. George Rose
19. Drew Hutchison
20. Yaw Kiti Glymin
Unavailable: Dan Hunt (Foot – TBC); Jason Nightingale (Foot - Round 9); Dane Nielsen (Suspended).
The Dragons Commemorative Jersey will be available for sale in both Adults and Youth sizes along will a full range of ISC and Supporter Gear at the Dragons Merchandise Van, located in-side Gate A at Allianz Stadium from 1.40pm.
Be a part of the 100th anniversary commemoration of Anzac Day at Allianz Stadium with Gates opening at 1:30pm and NRL kick off at 4.00pm.
Service personnel entry for Anzac Day, current and former service personnel are welcome to attend the game for FREE into any General Admission area under the following guidelines:
• Current Service Personnel in Uniform
• Current Service Personnel with official Defence ID
• Defence Personnel with a Returned from Active Service Badge
• Ex Service Personnel wearing Medals (ex soldiers)
• RSL Members with RSL Badge (returned service men and women)