St George Illawarra coach Paul McGregor has named his mandatory 21-man squad ahead of the Dragons' Round 23 clash against the Sydney Roosters at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium on Saturday, August 24. 

Jonus Pearson makes his return to the NRL on the wing in place of Mikaele Ravalawa, who shifts to the reserves.

Match: Dragons v Roosters

Round 23 -

Full Time
Dragons

Home Team

Dragons

Scored 12 points
Roosters

Away Team

Roosters

Scored 34 points

Venue: Netstrata Jubilee Stadium, Sydney

Match broadcasters:

  • Foxtel
  • Nine Network
  • LIVE PASS

Jackson Ford will make his run-on debut for the Dragons, with Patrick Kaufusi reverting back to the bench. Jacob Host has been named in the wider squad of 21 in the only other change.

NRL squad for Round 23 v Sydney Roosters –

1. Corey Norman – sponsored by Illawarra Mercury/St George & Sutherland Shire Leader
2. Zac Lomax – sponsored by Tosich Group Construction
3. Euan Aitken – sponsored by University of Wollongong
4. Tim Lafai – sponsored by Kingsgrove Sports Centre
5. Jonus Pearson – 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. Jackson Ford – sponsored by Wollongong Jetski
12. Luciano Leilua – sponsored by Stonemasons & Landscapers (since 1970)
13. Tyson Frizell – sponsored by Val Morgan

Interchange:
14. Jeremy Latimore – sponsored by Dincel Construction System
15. Korbin Sims – sponsored by Stonemasons & Landscapers (since 1970)
16. Blake Lawrie – sponsored by Professionals Padstow
17. Patrick Kaufusi– sponsored by Domus Lighting
18. Tristan Sailor
19. Josh Kerr
20. Jacob Host
21. Mikaele Ravalawa