Former Dragons dozen gear up for Legends of League

12 former St George Illawarra Dragons will line up in the Legends of League tournament at Newcastle's McDonald Jones Stadium on Saturday, November 16.

Partnering with the Mark Hughes Foundation, the third annual tournament takes on extra significance in 2019 with donations set to be shared with those affected by the recent bushfires across New South Wales and Queensland.

The tournament will commence at 1pm with a huge clash between former Dragons skipper Ben Creagh, Heath L'Estrange and Amos Roberts' Barbarians outfit and the Brisbane Broncos, who will be captained by Wendell Sailor and boosted by the recently retired Ashton Sims.

The Broncos will be coached by Gerringong local legend Wayne 'Pee Wee' Bennett, who has coached and volunteered at the Lions for decades.

The recently retired goat Jeremy Latimore will don the Penrith Panthers' colours once again, with their local derby clash against Michael Witt's Parramatta Eels sure to whet the punters' rugby league appetite.

Two-time defending Legends of League premiers, the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs have named Daniel Holdsworth and 1999 Dragons grand finalist fullback Luke Patten in their squad.

Chris Houston, Craig Smith and 2010 premiership-winning forward Jeremy Smith round out the Dragons' dozen for the Newcastle Knights.

Every game will be streamed on Kayo Sports and will conclude just prior to Papua New Guinea's historic Test against Great Britain at 6:30pm on Saturday evening.