St George Illawarra coach Paul McGregor has finalised his team ahead of the Dragons' Round 25 clash against the Penrith Panthers at Pepper Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Josh Dugan (discplinary issues) drops out of the Dragons' 17 with Kurt Mann shifting to the centres and Josh McCrone promoted from the interchange to halfback.

Kalifa Faifai Loa will start from the bench and Luciano Leilua is the other player to drop out.

NRL Squad for Round 25 v Penrith Panthers:

1. Matt Dufty
2. Nene Macdonald
7. Kurt Mann
4. Tim Lafai
5. Jason Nightingale
6. Gareth Widdop (c)
17. Josh McCrone
14. Tariq Sims
9. Cameron McInnes
10. Paul Vaughan
11. Tyson Frizell
12. Joel Thompson
13. Jack de Belin
Interchange: 
8. Leeson Ah Mau
15. Hame Sele
16. Blake Lawrie
19. Kalifa Faifai Loa