Sims returns to Dragons lineup for Titans Clash

Local Junior Ashton Sims will return from a knee injury for the Dragons in their Round 10 clash with the Titans at WIN Stadium this Friday.

Sims will start in the backrow, replacing Chris Houston and Wes Naiqama will replace NSW Origin representative Matt Cooper in the centres.

Corey Payne, Ben Ellis and Sam Isemonger have all been named on the interchange for their NRL return. Dan Hunt will play Premier League along with Houston.

The Dragons will be looking to repeat their Round 1 efforts where they defeated the Titans 20-18 at Suncorp Stadium.

Unavailable Dragons: Mark Gasnier (pectoral), Brett Morris (shoulder), and Tom Hewitt (Hamstring).

NRL Dragons v Gold Coast Titans 7.30pm Friday 18 May WIN Stadium Coach: Nathan Brown

1. Ben Hornby (c) 2. Jason Nightingale 3. Chase Stanley 4. Wes Naiqama 5. Josh Morris 6. Dean Young 7. Matthew Head 8. Justin Poore 9. Simon Woolford 10. Jason Ryles (c) 11. Ashton Sims 12. Beau Scott 13. Ben Creagh

14. Adam Peek 15. Danny Wicks 16. Corey Payne 17. Ben Ellis 18. Sam Isemonger

Premier League Dragons v Newcastle Knights 5.30pm Friday 18 May WIN Stadium Coach: Steven Price

1. Richard WILLIAMS 2. Rota SETU 3. Luke MACDOUGALL 4. Keith LULIA 5. Frank SAMIA 6. Tony CAINE 7. Reece BLAYNEY 8. Charlie LEAENO 9. Rangi CHASE 10. Dan HUNT 11. Ryan POWELL (c) 12. Chris HOUSTON 13. Ricky THORBY

14. Matt PRIOR 15. Rhys LOVEGROVE 17. Pat ROSSER 18. Casey ELLIS 19. Ricardo YOUNG