St George Illawarra coach Paul McGregor has finalised his 17 for the Dragons' Round 19 clash against the North Queensland Cowboys at 1300Smiles Stadium, Townsville.

Jordan Pereira - who currently tops the Intrust Super Premiership try scorers list – will make his NRL debut on the wing.

Following Friday night's squad amendment, Kurt Mann shifts back to the bench and Jai Field drops out of the team.

Field is joined by Patrick Herbert as the unlucky players to miss out on selection.

NRL team for Round 19 v Cowboys:

1. Matt Dufty – sponsored by Illawarra Mercury/St George & Sutherland Shire Leader
21. Jordan Pereira – 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
12 Tariq Sims - sponsored by Stonemasons & Landscapers (since 1970)
17. Luciano Leilua – sponsored by Val Morgan
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
19. Blake Lawrie - sponsored by Domus Lighting