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St George Illawarra Dragons coach Paul McGregor has named his mandatory 21-man squad to face the South Sydney Rabbitohs on April 6 at Jubilee Oval, Kogarah.  

The Dragons will kick-off at 7:50pm against the Rabbitohs, with gates to open at 6:45pm in what will be a huge night for winger Jason Nightingale as he celebrates his 250th NRL game.

The remaining player from the Dragons' 2010 NRL Telstra Premiership victory, Nightingale will be honoured with a commemorative number on his playing jersey, with the number available to be purchased at the Dragons team store or online from this weekend.

The Renown United junior has spent the entirety of his NRL career wearing the Red V jumper and will get to celebrate the huge milestone close to home at Jubilee Oval.

We encourage all Dragons members and fans to celebrate Nightingale's latest achievement on social media using the hashtag #Gypsy250.

Otherwise, coach McGregor has named a completely unchanged 21-man squad following last weekend's 30-12 Alex McKinnon Cup victory over the Newcastle Knights in Wollongong.

This will be the first time the Dragons will take on South Sydney in Kogarah since 2012.

NRL squad for Round 5 v South Sydney Rabbitohs:

1. Matt Dufty – sponsored by Illawarra Mercury/St George & Sutherland Shire Leader
2. Nene Macdonald – sponsored by Relativity in the Loop
3. Euan Aitken – sponsored by University of Wollongong
4. Tim Lafai – sponsored by Kingsgrove Sports Centre
5. Jason Nightingale – sponsored by SMAI
6. Gareth Widdop (c) – sponsored by Dynamic Projects
7. Ben Hunt – sponsored by Paul's Customs and Forwarding Solutions
8. James Graham – sponsored by EFEX                                        
9. Cameron McInnes – sponsored by Floormania
10. Paul Vaughan – sponsored by My Muscle Chef
11. Tyson Frizell – sponsored by Val Morgan
12. Tariq Sims – sponsored by Destination Wollongong
13. Jack de Belin – sponsored by Wollongong Jetski

14. Luciano Leilua – sponsored by Addbuild Additions
15. Kurt Mann – sponsored by Wollongong Diagnostics
16. Leeson Ah Mau – sponsored by Westfund
17. Hame Sele – sponsored by Domus Lighting
18. Jeremy Latimore
19. Zac Lomax
20. Jacob Host
21. Blake Lawrie

Acknowledgement of Country

St George Illawarra Dragons respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders peoples, where our games are played, our programs are conducted and in the communities we support.

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