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The Dragons will field a near full-strength line-up against the Tigers at Oki Jubilee Stadium this weekend with the return of Mark Gasnier and Jason Ryles.
Gasnier has not played since he injured his ankle in the loss to the Cowboys two weeks ago, while Ryles has not played for four weeks, since injuring his foot in the Dragons win over the Eels. The Dragons will also welcome the return of Origin interchange Brent Kite.
Origin 1 hero Shaun Timmins will miss another week with a neck injury sustained in the Cowboys match.
The Dragons have named a five-man bench (one to be omitted).
NRL (Rd 15) Premier League (Rnd 15) V Tigers, 3pm v Balmain, 12.50pm Coach: Nathan Brown Coach: Michael Potter 1. Ben HORNBY 2. John CARLAW 3. Mark GASNIER 4. Matt COOPER 5. Reece SIMMONDS 6. Trent BARRETT (c) 7. Mathew HEAD 8. Brent KITE 9. Mark RIDDELL 10. Jason Ryles 11. Tony JENSEN 12. Lance THOMPSON 13. Dean YOUNG 14. Ashton SIMS 15. Justin POORE 16. Ben CREAGH 17. Lincoln WITHERS 18. Michael HENDERSON ONE TO BE OMITTED
Premier League (Rd 15) v Balmain, 12.50pm Coach: Michael Potter
1. Clint GREENSHIELDS 2. Nick YOUNGQUEST 3. Wes NAIQAMA 4. David HOWELL 5. Andrew FREW 6. Daniel HOLDSWORTH 7. Lachlan RUSSELL 8. Bryan NORRIE 9. Aaron GORRELL (c) 10. Brett WHITE 11. Corey PAYNE 12. Aaron WHEATLEY 13. Ryan POWELL
14. Wycliff PALU 15. David TANGATA-TOA 16. Stacey KATU 17. Wade HUMPHREYS