St George Illawarra Head of Athletic Performance Nathan Pickworth is back for another SMAI High Performance Update ahead of the Dragons' Round 6 clash with the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles.

Pickworth offers updates on Josh Dugan (hamstring) and Euan Aitken (hamstring) while addressing some great news in regards to Will Matthews's hip injury suffered at the Charity Shield in February.

Dragons utility Jai Field will also miss another round of football this weekend after he recently suffered a grade one PCL strain. 

Players unavailable:

Will Matthews (hip) – indefinite

Kiti Glymin (shoulder) – indefinite

Drew Hutchison (knee) – season

Levi Dodd (knee) – season

Josh Dugan (hamstring) – Round 8

Jai Field (knee) – indefinite