St George Illawarra Dragons Head Coach Paul McGregor has finalised his line-up ahead of the fixture against the Brisbane Broncos at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane on Friday.

Dragons halfback Benji Marshall has been omitted from the fixture having failed to overcome a minor hamstring strain with prop Jack de Belin shifting to partner five-eighth Gareth Widdop in the halves.

Dragons utility Jake Marketo has additionally been ruled out after suffering a light hamstring strain during training on Thursday.

Furthermore, fellow prop Trent Merrin has been elevated to the starting forward-pack in lieu of captain Ben Creagh who reverts to the interchange alongside hooker Craig Garvey, utility Drew Hutchison and prop Mark Ioane.

1. Josh Dugan
2. Nathan Green
3. Euan Aitken
4. Peter Mata'utia
5. Justin Hunt
6. Gareth Widdop
17. Jack de Belin
8. Leeson Ah Mau
9. Mitch Rein
15. Trent Merrin
11. Tyson Frizell
12. Joel Thompson
13. Mike Cooper
14. Craig Garvey
10. Ben Creagh (c)
18. Drew Hutchison
20. Mark Ioane