Competition - NRL Premiership

Round - Round 02

Teams – Cronulla Sharks v St George Illawarra Dragon 

Date – 13th or March 2016

Venue – Shark Park Cronulla, Sydney NSW

Photographer – Grant Trouville

Description –

Marshall Named To Face Cowboys

St George Illawarra Dragons halfback Benji Marshall has been named to face the North Queensland Cowboys at 1300SMILES Stadium, Townsville on Saturday.

Marshall, 31, has missed the previous two fixtures due to a minor hamstring strain but is part of a travelling 18-man squad named Head Coach Paul McGregor for the fixture.

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Dragons utility Josh McCrone, who had previously been playing in the pivot position, has been named in a five-man interchange which includes props Mike Cooper and Jake Marketo, hooker Siliva Havili and second-rower Will Matthews.

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Furthermore, second-rower Joel Thompson is available to play after taking an Early Plea after being charged with a Grade 2 “High Tackle - Careless” by the NRL Match Review Committee on Monday.

1. Josh Dugan
2. Peter Mata’utia
3. Euan Aitken
4. Tim Lafai
5.Jason Nightingale
6. Gareth Widdop (C)
7. Benji MarshaLL
8. Leeson Ah Mau
9. Mitch Rein
10. Russell Packer
11. Tyson Frizell
12. Joel Thompson
13. Jack de Belin
14. Mike Cooper
15. Will Matthews
16. Siliva Havili
17. Jake Marketo
18. Josh McCrone

Unavailable: Ben Creagh (Knee - TBC); Dylan Farrell (Back - TBC); Yaw Kiti Glymin (Hamstring - Round 6); Kurt Mann (Knee - Round 6); Mose Masoe (Knee - Season)