Dragons name squad for i98FM Challenge
The St George Illawarra Dragons have named a 23-man squad for their trial against the Wests Tigers at WIN Stadium, Wollongong on February 11.
The i98FM Challenge will see the Dragons clash with the Tigers in their second-to-last trial before the NRL season kicks off against the Panthers on Saturday, March 4.
The Wollongong faithful will get to see the likes of Jai Field, Jack de Belin and Euan Aitken play against the Tigers.
The Illawarra Hawks will play the Brisbane Bullets earlier on Saturday next door at WIN Entertainment Centre.
With a Wollongong sporting double-header on the cards, the I98FM Street Fleet will be in the grassed area on Harbour Street between 4-7pm with giveaways and prizes.
"Against the Tigers, we're going to have a young squad and a squad that all the coaching and performance staffs are looking forward to see play," Dragons assistant coach Dean Young said.
"I'm sure the fans will be excited to see the likes of Jai Field run around. They would've seen what he can produce over at the Nines so we're excited to see how he goes in the 13 v 13 real stuff.
"I think the trial is a reward for the Wollongong fans. They're a real passionate group and they always support the team," Young added.
"To have a trial down in Wollongong is great for the players and great for the fans and hopefully they all turn up. I'm just looking forward to seeing how our young guys go against men."
Dragons' squad to play Wests Tigers in the I98FM Challenge:
Leeson Ah Mau, Euan Aitken, Jack de Belin, Levi Dodd, Jai Field, Kalifa Faifai Loa, Reuben Garrick, Siliva Havili, Jacob Host, Tim Lafai, Blake Lawrie, Luciano Leilua, Kurt Mann, Jake Marketo, Will Matthews, Tyrone McCarthy, Josh McCrone, Cameron McInnes, Taane Milne, Shaun Nona, Reece Robson, Hame Sele, Tariq Sims.
I98FM Challenge – Dragons v Wests Tigers Trial
Saturday 11 February 2017
Gates Open: 5.30pm
NSW Cup: Cutters v Wyong Roos 5.45pm Kick off
NRL: Dragons v Wests Tigers 7.40pm kick off
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