St George Illawarra coach Paul McGregor has trimmed his squad to 19 ahead of the traditional Anzac Day clash with the Sydney Roosters on Tuesday at Allianz Stadium, Moore Park.

Young Dragons forwards Blake Lawrie and Luciano Leilua drop out of the initial 21-man squad named last week.

NRL Squad for Round 8 v Sydney Roosters:

1. Josh Dugan
2. Nene Macdonald
3. Euan Aitken
4. Tim Lafai
5. Jason Nightingale
6. Gareth Widdop (c)
7. Josh McCrone
8. Russell Packer
9. Cameron McInnes
10. Paul Vaughan
11. Tyson Frizell
12. Joel Thompson
13. Jack de Belin
Interchange:
14. Tariq Sims
15. Leeson Ah Mau
16. Kurt Mann
17. Hame Sele
18. Taane Milne
19. Jacob Host

NYC Squad for Round 8 v Sydney Roosters

1. Steven Marsters
2. Matheson Johns
3. Reuben Garrick
4. Zac Lomax
5. Jason Gillard
6. Tristan Sailor
7. Jackson Willis
8. TJ Uele
9. Reece Robson
10. Matt Sheppard
11. Trent Peoples
12. Jayden Morgan
13. Stuart Mason
Interchange:
14. Elijah Hunt
15. Max Bailey
17. Joe Lovodua
18. Hayden Lomax
19. Jackson Ford
20. Tom Angel
21. Dylan Morris