Dragons on the way to sell-out

St George Illawarra is on its way to the first sell-out of the National Rugby League season, with less than 1,000 tickets remaining for Sunday's game against Cronulla at the refurbished Oki Jubilee Stadium.

The club is expecting the remaining tickets to be snapped up before kick-off on Sunday, ensuring a capacity crowd of 17,000 for the Dragons' return to their former home.

St George Illawarra coach Nathan Brown will finalise his bench after a training run at the ground tomorrow afternoon. Centre Mark Gasnier, who has a calf injury, and captain Trent Barrett, who has a knee problem, are expected to play. David Howell will replace the suspended Amos Roberts on the wing.

Tickets for the match can be purchased from the St George Leagues Club reception until 5pm on Saturday or by phoning (02) 9587 1022.