Barrett, Cooper likely to return for

Trent Barrett and Matt Cooper are expected to make their return for St George Illawarra when the Dragons name their team for Sunday's NRL clash against South Sydney today.

Barrett missed his side's 13-12 loss to Penrith on Sunday due to a stomach virus, while Cooper is expected to return after overcoming a hamstring strain. The news isn't as good for prop Luke Bailey, who will miss up to six weeks with a knee injury.

The Rabbitohs, who had the bye last weekend, are expected to name Joe Williams at halfback to replace the injured Ben Walker.