Penrith may make last minute changes to their first grade side to play St George-Illawarra tonight after a mystery virus circulated through the club.
There�s also speculation that star halfback Craig Gower will make a shock return from injury and play at halfback against the Dragons.
Gower told Fox Sports last week that he was hopeful of making an early return from a knee injury sustained during the first State of Origin match last month, but coach John Lang denied his skipper would play against the Dragons, despite Penrith�s halves crisis.
As it stands, 19-year-old unknown Ben Rogers will make his first grade debut at five-eighth this evening, while Daniel Russell moves to halfback.
The virus that has infected a number of players is not believed to be overly serious and Lang is hoping to field his side as per program.
But rumours of Gower�s return simply won�t go away. It�s believed he is back in training, but Penrith have this morning denied the possibility of a premature return.
The Dragons are also expected to field their side as named, with captain Trent Barrett passing a fitness test yesterday afternoon.
Ironically, Barrett hasn�t played since the Dragons last met Penrith at WIN Stadium earlier this year.