Injury update: Zac Lomax

St George Illawarra outside back Zac Lomax suffered a hand injury at training on Wednesday and will miss this weekend's game.

As a result, the NRL have granted the club approval to replace Lomax in the Dragons' 21-man squad ahead of this weekend's top of the table clash against the Penrith Panthers.

Reuben Garrick will now come into the Dragons' NRL squad named to face Penrith in jersey 22 and will potentially make his first grade debut as a result.

Consistency, defence Garrick's focus

A return to play date for Lomax is yet to be determined.

Updated 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

Interchange: 
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
20. Luciano Leilua 
21. Hame Sele
22. Reuben Garrick