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St George Illawarra coach Paul McGregor has finalised his team ahead of the Dragons' Round 13 clash against the Sydney Roosters at WIN Stadium, Wollongong on Thursday, August 6.

Paul Vaughan (Covid-19 protocol suspension) has been replaced in the 17 by club debutant Kaide Ellis (Player #234). Josh Kerr will start in the front row.

The Dragons and Roosters will play for the Battle of Lone Pine Cup, with Thursday's clash coinciding with the 105th anniversary of the Battle of Lone Pine, with the 75th anniversary of the Second World War's conclusion also to come on August 15.

Vaughan and Corey Norman join Jacob Host and Jasob Saab as the players to drop out of Tuesday's initial 21-man squad.

Coach's preview: Round 13 v Roosters

Finalised NRL team for Round 13 v Sydney Roosters –

1. Matt Dufty – sponsored by EFEX
2. Jordan Pereira – sponsored by Wollongong Jetski
3. Euan Aitken – sponsored by Kingsgrove Sports Centre
4. Zac Lomax – sponsored by Floormania
5. Mikaele Ravalawa – sponsored by Nutrition Station
6. Ben Hunt – sponsored by Paul's Customs and Forwarding Solutions
7. Adam Clune – sponsored by Baytek Construction
8. Blake Lawrie – sponsored by SMAI
9. Cameron McInnes (c) – sponsored by Dincel Construction System
15. Josh Kerr – sponsored by Professionals Padstow
11. Tyson Frizell – sponsored by Modus Projects
12. Tariq Sims – sponsored by Stonemasons & Landscapers (since 1970)
13. Jackson Ford – sponsored by Bodytech Fitness

Interchange:
14. Tristan Sailor – sponsored by TripADeal
16. Trent Merrin – sponsored by St.George Bank
17. Tyrell Fuimaono – sponsored by CMG Audio Visual
21. Kaide Ellis – sponsored by Fox Property