Matt Cooper has overcome a knee injury and is clear to play on Saturday night when the Dragons take on the Cowboys at WIN Stadium. Cooper will start at centre in place of John Carlaw, who has a fractured eyesocket.
Lance Thompson, 26 is set to play his 100th game for the St George Illawarra joint venture and his 169th game for the Dragons.
By the age of 22, Thompson had already played 100 first grade games for the Dragons in 2000. He will be presented with a 9 carat gold dipped boot at the next home game, against the Tigers at Kogarah on June 20.
Meanwhile, Dragons captain Trent Barrett is still sidelined with a hamstring injury.
NRL (Rd 13) Coach: Nathan Brown
1. Ben HORNBY 2. David HOWELL 3. Mark GASNIER 4. Matt COOPER 5. Reece SIMMONDS 6. Daniel HOLDSWORTH 7. Mathew HEAD 8. Justin POORE 9. Mark RIDDELL 10. Brent KITE 11. Dean YOUNG 12. Lance THOMPSON 13. Shaun TIMMINS (c)
14. Ashton SIMS 15. Ben CREAGH 16. Tony JENSEN 17. Lincoln WITHERS 18. Aaron WHEATLEY * One to be omitted
Premier League (Rd 13) Coach: Michael Potter
1. Clint GREENSHIELDS 2. Nick YOUNGQUEST 3. Wes NAIQAMA 4. Beau SCOTT 5. Andrew FREW 6. Aaron BEATH 7. Lachlan RUSSELL 8. Bryan NORRIE 9. Aaron GORRELL (c) 10. Michael HENDERSON 11. Stacey KATU 12. Michael HOWELL 13. Ryan POWELL
14. Brett WHITE 15. David TANGATA-TOA 16. Jason ELLEM 17. Wade HUMPHREYS