Ryles Returns for Panthers Clash


Representative Prop Jason Ryles will return from injury to strengthen the Dragons as they take on the Panthers at CUA Stadium this Saturday.

Ryles who has been out injured (hand) since Rnd 8 will replace Bailey (NSW Origin) in the front row and Chris Sheppard will replace Mark Gasnier (NSW Origin) at five eigth.

Ben Creagh has been shifted to the centres to replace Matt Cooper (suspension) in the only other change to the team from last weekend.

The youthful Dragons will be looking to reverse the result from Round 2 when they were defeated by the Panthers 13-12 in golden point at WIN Stadium.

Unavailable Dragons due to injury are: Wes Naiqama (ankle), Mathew Head (knee), Ashton Sims (wrist) Shaun Timmins (quad), Trent Barrett (suspension), Matt Cooper (suspension).

NRL DRAGONS v Panthers 5:30pm Saturday 10 June CUA Stadium Coach: Nathan Brown 1. Clint GREENSHIELDS 2. Colin BEST 3. Daryl MILLARD 4. Ben CREAGH 5. Brett MORRIS 6. Chris SHEPPARD 7. Ben HORNBY (c) 8. Jason RYLES 9. Dean YOUNG 10. Justin POORE 11. Sam ISEMONGER 12. Corey PAYNE 13. Matt BICKERSTAFF 14. Michael HENDERSON 15. Charlie LEAENO 16. Danny WICKS 17. Aaron GORRELL

Penrith Panthers side (from Panthers Media): Rhys Wesser, Michael Gordon, Danny Galea, Luke Lewis, Luke Rooney, Preston Campbell, Craig Gower, Joel Clinton, Luke Priddis, Craig Stapleton, Matthew Cross, Tony Puletua (c), Trent Waterhouse Interchange: Frank Puletua, Bryan Norrie, Matthew Bell, Paul Aiton