St George Illawarra interim coach Dean Young has trimmed his squad to 19 ahead of the Dragons' Round 20 clash against the Melbourne Storm at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium, Kogarah on Sunday, September 27.
- Captains and hookers prepare for battle
- Dragons dedicate Round 20 to Red V members
- Farewell to our departing players
On top of Red V Members Appreciation Round, the Dragons will celebrate the debuts of Jayden Sullivan (St George Illawarra player #237) and Eddie Blacker (#238) against the Storm.
Paul Vaughan (eye) is out. Kaide Ellis will start at prop with Tyrell Fuimaono promoted to the interchange. Jordan Pereira is the other player to drop out of Tuesday's initial squad.
Adam Clune (hamstring) replaces Ben Hunt (suspended/hip) at halfback. Hunt's hip complaint is not severe and will not rule him out of State of Origin if selected.
Centre Euan Aitken (hamstring) and back-rower Jacob Host (calf) are the other new faces in the team.
Clune, Sullivan and Aitken's inclusions will see the Dragons run out against the Storm with a backline made up of players entirely from our junior representative pathways system.
NRL team for Round 20 v Melbourne Storm –
1. Matt Dufty – sponsored by EFEX
2. Max Feagai – sponsored by Wollongong Jetski
3. Euan Aitken – sponsored by CMG Audio Visual
4. Zac Lomax – sponsored by Floormania
5. Cody Ramsey – sponsored by Nutrition Station
6. Jayden Sullivan – sponsored by Kingsgrove Sports Centre
7. Adam Clune – sponsored by Baytek Construction
8. Blake Lawrie – sponsored by SMAI
9. Cameron McInnes (c) – sponsored by Dincel Construction System
15. Kaide Ellis – sponsored by TripADeal
11. Tyson Frizell – sponsored by Modus Projects
12. Jacob Host – sponsored by Paul's Customs and Forwarding Solutions
13. Jackson Ford – sponsored by Bodytech Fitness
14. Tariq Sims – sponsored by Stonemasons & Landscapers (since 1970)
16. Josh Kerr – sponsored by Professionals Padstow
17. Eddie Blacker – sponsored by Trendline
21. Tyrell Fuimaono – sponsored by Fox Property