St George Illawarra coach Anthony Griffin has named his mandatory 21-man squad ahead of the Dragons' Round 9 clash against the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium, Kogarah on Sunday, May 9.
This weekend, St George Illawarra will help kick-start the centenary celebrations of one of its founding clubs, St George, in what the club is dubbing Heritage Round.
St George Illawarra will don the 'blood and bandages' (red and white hoops) jersey worn by the inaugural St George Dragons team of 1921.
St George DRLC will also unveil four new inductees to the walk of fame located outside of Netstrata Jubilee Stadium as part one of several initiatives to come throughout 2021.
In team news, Zac Lomax (dislocation thumb) is out, his centre void filled by Tyrell Fuimaono. Poasa Faamausili is the new face on the interchange.
A return-to-play timeline is yet to be established for Lomax, who requires further follow up consultations.
Cody Ramsey (ribs) has been named and will be monitored throughout the week. Mat Feagai has been named in the reserves as back up.
The Knock Out Effect Cup Dragons will act as a curtain-raiser when they tackle Mounties at 1:40pm.
NRL squad for Round 9 v Bulldogs –
1. Matt Dufty – sponsored by EFEX
2. Cody Ramsey – sponsored by Aspec Masonry
3. Jack Bird – sponsored by Kingsgrove Sports Centre
4. Tyrell Fuimaono – sponsored by Floormania
5. Max Feagai – sponsored by Wollongong Jetski
6. Corey Norman – sponsored by TripADeal
7. Ben Hunt (c) – sponsored by Narellan Pools Illawarra
8. Blake Lawrie – sponsored by Gym Solutions
9. Andrew McCullough – sponsored by Dincel Construction System
10. Paul Vaughan – sponsored by Fox and Jones
11. Josh Kerr – sponsored by Sneaky Burger
12. Tariq Sims – sponsored by Modus Projects
13. Josh McGuire – sponsored by TLE Alexandria
14. Poasa Faamausili – sponsored by CMG Audio Visual
15. Billy Burns – sponsored by Deicorp
16. Daniel Alvaro – sponsored by Manna from Heaven
17. Kaide Ellis – sponsored by Professionals Padstow
18. Jackson Ford – sponsored by TLE Alexandria
19. Junior Amone
20. Mat Feagai
21. Adam Clune