St George Illawarra coach Paul McGregor has been forced into changes 24 hours out from the Dragons' Round 22 clash against the Parramatta Eels at ANZ Stadium on Saturday, August 11.
Just a day after announcing his retirement at season's end, Jason Nightingale has had to withdraw due to a neck complaint. Although Nene Macdonald (foot) returns in the veteran winger's place.
Hame Sele is the other name to drop off, leaving Jacob Host and Zac Lomax as the remaining names outside of the current 17.
NRL squad for Round 22 v Parramatta Eels:
1. Matt Dufty – sponsored by Illawarra Mercury/St George & Sutherland Shire Leader
2. Jordan Pereira – sponsored by Relativity in the Loop
3. Euan Aitken – sponsored by University of Wollongong
4. Tim Lafai – sponsored by Kingsgrove Sports Centre
19. Nene Macdonald – 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. Leeson Ah Mau – sponsored by My Muscle Chef
11. Tyson Frizell – sponsored by Val Morgan
12. Tariq Sims – sponsored by Stonemasons & Landscapers (since 1970)
13. Jack de Belin – sponsored by Wollongong Jetski
14. Jeremy Latimore – sponsored by Addbuild Additions
15. Kurt Mann – sponsored by Wollongong Diagnostics
16. Blake Lawrie – sponsored by Westfund
17. Luciano Leilua – sponsored by Domus Lighting
18. Jacob Host
20. Zac Lomax