NRL, NYC Team Updates: Round 22 v Rabbitohs

St George Illawarra coach Paul McGregor has amended his squad to 19 ahead of the Dragons' Round 22 squad against the South Sydney Rabbitohs at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

The Dragons have suffered a blow on the eve of the game with Russell Packer (knee) ruled out of the Rabbitohs clash.

"Russell landed awkwardly in a tackle against the Knights on Saturday where he injured his knee," Head of Athletic Performance Nathan Pickworth said.

"Subsequent scans revealed a low grade strain of knee ligaments. His rehab will continue over the weekend and he'll likely return to play within the next fortnight."

Luciano Leilua is the other unlucky player to miss out.

NRL Squad for Round 22 v South Sydney Rabbitohs:

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

NYC Squad for Round 22 v South Sydney Rabbitohs:

1. Steven Marsters
2. Dylan Morris
3. Reuben Garrick
4. Matheson Johns
5. Jason Gillard
6. Tristan Sailor
7. Jackson Willis
8. Stuart Mason (c)
9. Joe Lovodua
10. Josh Dowel
11. Trent Peoples
12. Jackson Ford
13. Brayden Gallagher
Interchange:
14. TJ Uele
15. Tom Angel
16. Bailey Dickinson
17. Hayden Lomax
18. Max Bailey
22. Juvilee Samiu
23. Jayden Morgan