St George Illawarra coach Anthony Griffin has finalised his 17 ahead of the Dragons' Round 8 Members Appreciation Round clash against the Wests Tigers at WIN Stadium, Wollongong on Sunday, May 1 (4:05pm).
Jaydn Su'A (ankle) is out. Tariq Sims has been named to start in the back row. Jack Bird joins Su'A in the casualty ward. Talatau Amone will start at five-eighth.
Tyrell Fuimaono and Jayden Sullivan are the new faces on the bench.
Jack Gosiewski, Josh Kerr, Cody Ramsey and Tyrell Sloan are the other players to drop out of Tuesday's initial 24-man squad. Tautau Moga (illness) has since joined these players to drop out, replaced by Jackson Ford at 18th man.
St George Illawarra will additionally celebrate Member Appreciation Round against the Wests Tigers this weekend.
Red V members can look forward to exclusive prizes, offers and experiences throughout the week as the Dragons acknowledge their continuous support to the club and reward them for their commitment.
NRL team for Round 8 v Wests Tigers –
1. Moses Mbye – sponsored by EFEX
2. Mat Feagai – sponsored by Aspec Masonry
3. Moses Suli – sponsored by Kingsgrove Sports Centre
4. Zac Lomax – sponsored by Floormania
5. Mikaele Ravalawa – sponsored by Wollongong Jetski
14. Talatau Amone – sponsored by DEMOCO
7. Ben Hunt (c) – sponsored by Belle Property
8. Francis Molo – sponsored by Deicorp
9. Andrew McCullough – sponsored by St George Food Distributors
10. George Burgess – sponsored by Gym Solutions
11. Tariq Sims – sponsored by Modus Projects
12. Josh McGuire – sponsored by Shire Steel and Fabrication
13. Jack de Belin – sponsored by TripADeal
15. Blake Lawrie – sponsored by Jamesons Strata Management
16. Aaron Woods – sponsored by Professionals Padstow
17. Tyrell Fuimaono – sponsored by TLE Alexandria
24. Jayden Sullivan – sponsored by Carinya Village – Jindabyne
18th man: Jackson Ford
Unavailable for selection –
Billy Burns (foot) – indefinite
Max Feagai (ankle/leg) – indefinite
Jaydn Su'A (ankle) – indefinite