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St George Illawarra coach Paul McGregor has named his mandatory 21-man squad to face the Penrith Panthers at Panthers Stadium on Saturday, May 26 at 7:30pm.

The Dragons have maintained the same 17 that overcame the Canberra Raiders on Sunday afternoon at Mudgee's Glen Willow Stadium.

The only change to the squad overall is Luciano Leilua's inclusion in place of Mitch Allgood.

Dragons front-rower Jeremy Latimore will bring up his 150th NRL game against his former Panthers side; a team he will have played exactly half of his NRL career for come Saturday night (75 appearances).

Veteran winger Jason Nightingale will also rack up another accolade against the Panthers as he racks up the third-most appearances by a Dragon, Steeler or St George Illawarra player ever.

Nightingale's 257th first grade game will see him overtake Dragons legend Norm Provan on the combined appearances list.

NRL squad for Round 12 v Penrith Panthers:

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

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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