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St George Illawarra coach Paul McGregor has named his mandatory 21-man squad ahead of the Dragons' Round 4 Alex McKinnon Cup clash against the Newcastle Knights at McDonald Jones Stadium on Sunday, April 7.

The Dragons will kick-off at 6:10pm against the Knights, with their Canterbury Cup NSW counterparts playing beforehand at 3:55pm.

Tyson Frizell has been named in the reserves, and could potentially make his comeback from the lacerated testicle he suffered in Round 1.

Skipper Gareth Widdop's dislocated shoulder has allowed for Matt Dufty's return to the NRL at fullback. James Graham and Cameron McInnes have been named co-captains in Widdop's absence.

The Dragons and Knights will play for the Alex McKinnon Cup for the fifth-consecutive season, after the now 27-year-old's career was tragically cut short in 2014.

The Dragons have won all four matches for the Alex McKinnon Cup so far, including their 30-12 win at WIN Stadium, Wollongong in Round 4 last year.

NRL squad for Round 4 v Newcastle Knights - 

1. Matt Dufty – sponsored by Dynamic Projects
2. Jordan Pereira – sponsored by SMAI
3. Euan Aitken – sponsored by University of Wollongong
4. Tim Lafai – sponsored by Kingsgrove Sports Centre
5. Mikaele Ravalawa – sponsored by Professionals Padstow
6. Corey Norman – sponsored by Illawarra Mercury/St George & Sutherland Shire Leader
7. Ben Hunt – sponsored by Paul's Customs and Forwarding Solutions
8. James Graham (c) – sponsored by EFEX
9. Cameron McInnes (c) – sponsored by Floormania
10. Paul Vaughan – sponsored by My Muscle Chef
11. Jacob Host – sponsored by Val Morgan
12. Tariq Sims – sponsored by Stonemasons & Landscapers (since 1970)
13. Blake Lawrie – sponsored by Wollongong Jetski

14. Jeremy Latimore – sponsored by Dincel Construction System
15. Zac Lomax – sponsored by Tosich Group
16. Korbin Sims – sponsored by Stonemasons & Landscapers (since 1970)
17. Luciano Leilua – sponsored by Domus Lighting
18. Tyson Frizell
19. Mitch Allgood
20. Jai Field
21. Jonus Pearson

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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