St George Illawarra Dragons National Youth Competition team second-rower Luciano Leilua will make his first-grade debut against the Brisbane Broncos at WIN Stadium, Wollongong on Thursday.

The local Hurstville United junior has been named in the squad following the suspension of Tyson Frizell who failed in his appeal to have his Grade 1 “Contrary Conduct - Contact with Match Official” overturned at the NRL Judiciary on Wednesday.

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Leilua is in the midst of his third season with the Young Dragons and had previously trained with the first-grade squad during the pre-season.

Leilua has previously featured for both the 2014 Australia Schoolboys squad and NSW Blues U18 State of Origin team.

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