24-hour warning: Round 16 v Storm

St George Illawarra coach Paul McGregor has amended his squad to 19 ahead of the Dragons' Round 16 clash against the Melbourne Storm on Thursday, July at WIN Stadium, Wollongong.

Lachlan Timm and Jordan Pereira are the two players to drop out of the initial squad named on Tuesday.

At the conclusion of Wednesday's captain's run, Patrick Kaufusi and Mitch Allgood were presented their maiden Dragons jumpers by skipper Gareth Widdop and McGregor respectively.

All going well, Kaufusi and Allgood will become St George Illawarra players No. 224 and 225 on Thursday evening against the Storm. For Allgood, it will be his first NRL game in over 1800 days (Round 18, 2014).

NRL squad for Round 16 v Melbourne Storm –

1. Matt Dufty – sponsored by Dynamic Projects
2. Jonus Pearson – sponsored by SMAI
3. Euan Aitken – sponsored by University of Wollongong
4. Tim Lafai – sponsored by Kingsgrove Sports Centre
5. Mikaele Ravalawa – sponsored by Tosich Group
6. Jai Field – sponsored by Illawarra Mercury/St George & Sutherland Shire Leader
7. Darren Nicholls – sponsored by Paul's Customs and Forwarding Solutions
8. Korbin Sims – sponsored by Stonemasons & Landscapers (since 1970)
9. Cameron McInnes (c) – sponsored by Floormania
10. Jeremy Latimore – sponsored by My Muscle Chef
11. Jacob Host – sponsored by Val Morgan
12. Luciano Leilua – sponsored by EFEX
13. Blake Lawrie – sponsored by Wollongong Jetski

Interchange: 
14. Josh Kerr – sponsored by Dincel Construction System
15. Reece Robson – sponsored by Professionals Padstow
16. Patrick Kaufusi – sponsored by Stonemasons & Landscapers (since 1970)
17. Mitch Allgood – sponsored by Domus Lighting
19. Jackson Ford
21. Tristan Sailor