Barrett set to return for Dragons
vs Panthers clash

St George Illawarra Dragons five-eighth Trent Barrett has been cleared to play in this Friday's clash with the Panthers at Penrith Stadium.

It will be his first game in eight weeks. Barrett injured his hamstring on April 18, also against the Panthers, at WIN Stadium when Saints defeated the visitors 44-18.

John Carlaw is also set to make a return after recovering from a minor eyesocket fracture against the Broncos two weeks ago.

The Dragons have pencilled in a six-man bench which includes Michael Henderson, who is yet to play NRL this season.

NRL (Rd 14) v Panthers, 7.30pm

1. Ben HORNBY 2. David HOWELL 3. John CARLAW 4. Matt COOPER 5. Reece SIMMONDS 6. Trent BARRETT (c) 7. Mathew HEAD 8. Justin POORE 9. Mark RIDDELL 10. Lance THOMPSON 11. Tony JENSEN 12. Ben CREAGH 13. Dean YOUNG

14. Ashton SIMS 15. Michael HENDERSON 16. Aaron WHEATLEY 17. Lincoln WITHERS 18. Clint GREENSHIELDS 19. Bryan NORRIE * Two to be omitted

Premier League (Rd 14) v Cougars, 5.30pm

1. Nick YOUNGQUEST 2. Lee BENNETT 3. Wes NAIQAMA 4. Beau SCOTT 5. Andrew FREW 6. Daniel HOLDSWORTH 7. Lachlan RUSSELL 8. David TANGATA-TOA 9. Aaron GORRELL (c) 10. Brett WHITE 11. Stacey KATU 12. Michael HOWELL 13. Ryan POWELL

14. Wycliff PALU 15. Corey PAYNE 16. Aaron BEATH 17. Wade HUMPHREYS