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St George Illawarra coach Anthony Griffin has finalised his 17 ahead of the Dragons' Round 18 clash against the Sydney Roosters at Central Coast Stadium on Saturday, July 16 (3pm).

Billy Burns will start in the back row as part of a reshuffle that will see Jack de Belin shift to the front row, Jack Bird to lock and Francis Molo back to the bench.

Jayden Sullivan joins Josh Kerr, Jaiyden Hunt and Tyrell Sloan as the players to make way from Tuesday's initial 22-man squad. Michael Molo is 18th man.

Tariq Sims has accepted a one-week suspension following the Dragons' last start loss to the Brisbane Broncos. Aaron Woods is the new face on the interchange with Jack de Belin set to start at lock.

Mikaele Ravalawa (hamstring) has been ruled out. Tautau Moga is the new face on the wing.

Ben Hunt has been named to back up from State of Origin III at the expense of Jayden Sullivan.

NRL squad for Round 18 v Sydney Roosters –

1. Cody Ramsey – 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. Tautau Moga – sponsored by Wollongong Jetski
6. Talatau Amone – sponsored by Carinya Village – Jindabyne
7. Ben Hunt (c) – sponsored by Belle Property
10. Blake Lawrie – sponsored by Gym Solutions
9. Andrew McCullough – sponsored by St George Food Distributors
13. Jack de Belin – sponsored by TripADeal
12. Jaydn Su'A – sponsored by Modus Projects
21. Billy Burns – sponsored by Jamesons Strata Management
11. Jack Bird – sponsored by Shire Steel and Fabrication

Interchange:
8. Francis Molo – sponsored by Deicorp
14. Moses Mbye – sponsored by DEMOCO
16. Aaron Woods – sponsored by Professionals Padstow
22. Josh McGuire – sponsored by TLE Alexandria

18th man: 18. Michael Molo

Unavailable for selection –

Mikaele Ravalawa (hamstring) – Finals
Tariq Sims (suspension) – Round 19

Acknowledgement of Country

St George Illawarra Dragons respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders peoples, where our games are played, our programs are conducted and in the communities we support.

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