Dragons side for Penrith encounter

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Local Dragon and international prop Jason Ryles will play his 100th first grade game for St George Illawarra against the Panthers this Sunday at WIN Stadium in the Dragons first home game for 2006.

Dragons 2005 leading try scorer Colin Best returns to NRL on the wing and Dean Young will start at five-eighth.

George Ndaira, 21, will make his NRL debut from the interchange. Ndaira, a St George Junior, was a member of the Dragons Jersey Flegg 2005 Premiership winning team.

Unavailable Dragons due to illness/injury are: Trent Barrett (stomach virus), Wes Naiqama (ankle), Ben Creagh (knee), Shaun Timmins (knee) and Mathew Head (knee).

NRL - Dragons v Panthers
3.00pm, Sunday 19 March 2006
WIN Stadium

Coach: Nathan Brown

1. Clint Greenshields
2. Reece Simmonds
3. Mark Gasnier
4. Matt Cooper
5. Colin Best
6. Dean Young
7. Ben Hornby (c)
8. Luke Bailey
9. Aaron Gorrell
10. Jason Ryles
11. Corey Payne
12. Ashton Sims
13. Andrew Price

Subs:
14. Justin Poore
15. Michael Henderson
16. Matt Bickerstaff
17. George Ndaira


Premier League - Dragons v Cougars
1.00pm Sunday 19 March 2006
WIN Stadium

Coach: Steven Price

1. Brett MORRIS
2. Josh MORRIS
3. Beau MUNDINE
4. Daryl MILLARD
5. Tom HEWITT
6. Reece BLAYNEY
7. Chris SHEPPARD (c)
8. Charlie LEAENO
9. Brad DAVIDSON
10. Chris HOUSTON (c)
11. Sam ISEMONGER
12. Lee TE MAARI
13. Aaron WHEATLEY
14. Danny WICKS
15. Jamie DUNNING
16. Willie TUPOU
17. Beau RYAN
18. Tom HABERECHT
19. Bryson GOODWIN

Jersey Flegg - Dragons v Panthers
11.20am Sunday 19 March 2006
WIN Stadium

Coach: Corey Pearson

1. Jason NIGHTINGALE
2. Peter REEVES
3. Junior SEUMANUTAFA
4. Keith LULIA
5. Rota SETU
6. Blake DUREAU
7. Matt SEAMARK
8. Jhi TANNER
9. Lewis McPHAIL
10. Chris FARRELL
11. Lagi SETU
12. James GREHAN
13. Brian WEST (c)
14. Matt PRIOR
15. Luke YOUNG
16. Scott SABLOWSKI
17. Luke IRWIN
18. Nathan WYNN
19. James KEELAN


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