Dragons Name Team To Face Eels
The St George Illawarra Dragons are expected to field an unchanged line-up for the fixture against the Parramatta Eels at Pirtek Stadium, Parramatta on Saturday.
Head Coach Paul McGregor has named a 17-man travelling squad for the upcoming away match which sees captain Ben Creagh named in the lock-forward position and Dylan Farrell named on the wing.
Dragons duo Peter Mata’utia and Jason Nightingale will be monitored throughout the week following respective minor ankle sprains suffered in the loss to the Sydney Roosters on Monday.
Furthermore, Dragons hooker Mitch Rein has until midday Wednesday to enter a plea after being charged with a Grade 1 "Dangerous Throw" offence by the NRL Match Review Committee on Tuesday.
“Ben Creagh took a small knock to the sternum in the match against the Roosters but completed the game and will be alright to compete against the Eels,” said Dragons Performance Director Mark Andrews.
“Similarly, Jason Nightingale and Peter Mata’utia both suffered minor ankle sprains early on in that same game and will now be monitored and assessed throughout the coming week.”
Unavailable: Dan Hunt (Knee - Season); Joel Thompson (Knee - Under Observation).