St George Illawarra Dragons Head Coach Paul McGregor has finalised his line-up for the fixture against the Penrith Panthers at WIN Stadium, Wollongong on Thursday.

Dragons second-rower Joel Thompson has been ruled out due to a minor hamstring strain sustained in the final training session and has been replaced by utility Jake Marketo.

Additionally, prop Mark Ioane has been elevated to the interchange bench and joins fellow props Ben Creagh and Jack de Belin as well as hooker Craig Garvey.

1. Josh Dugan
2. Dylan Farrell
3. Euan Aitken
4. Peter Mata'utia
5. Justin Hunt
6. Gareth Widdop
7. Benji Marshall
8. Leeson Ah Mau
9. Mitch Rein
10. Mike Cooper
11. Tyson Frizell
16. Jake Marketo
13. Trent Merrin
14. Craig Garvey
15. Ben Creagh
17. Jack de Belin
20. Mark Ioane