St George Illawarra Head of Athletic Performance Nathan Pickworth has provided another SMAI High Performance Update ahead of Members Appreciation Round against the Bulldogs this weekend at ANZ Stadium.

Pickworth delievers some unfortunate news about the health of Russell Packer and Drew Hutchison (both have knee issues).

However there is some upside in regards to Euan Aitken's recent shoulder reconstruction and Nene Macdonald overcoming his recent knee complaint.