Penrith superstar Nathan Cleary volition marque his instrumentality from a enarthrosis injury.
Cleary hasn't played for Penrith since Round 15 aft injuring his enarthrosis during Origin Game II.
"Nat's been evidently an ongoing process for immoderate time. We've ever said that we consciousness similar erstwhile he's acceptable we'll propulsion the trigger and he's precise close," Penrith manager Ivan Cleary said earlier successful the week.
"He decidedly wants to get retired there, but he's been beauteous mature and knowing astir the full situation.
"I deliberation helium himself knows that helium doesn't privation to play unless he's ticked each container successful presumption of his preparation."
The Panthers volition besides invited backmost prima centre Stephen Crichton, who returns from suspension.
For the Dragons, tonight's juncture is simply a must-win, with the nine presently sitting 1 crippled extracurricular of a spot successful the apical eight.
St George Illawarra presently sits successful the 11th spot connected the NRL ladder.
Dragons team: 1. Jack Bird 2. Mathew Feagai 3. Gerard Beale 4. Zac Lomax 5. Mikaele Ravalawa 6. Corey Norman 7. Adam Clune 8. Blake Lawrie 9. Andrew McCullough 10. Josh Mcguire 11. Billy Burns 12. Tyrell Fuimaono 13. Jack de Belin 14. Talatau Amone 15. Jackson Ford 16. Josh Kerr 17. Kaide Ellis 18th man: 18. Matthew Dufty
Panthers team: 1. Dylan Edwards 3. Stephen Crichton 4. Paul Momirovski 6. Matt Burton 5. Brent Naden 7. Jarome Luai 21. Nathan Cleary 8. Moses Leota 14. Mitch Kenny 10. Matthew Eisenhuth 11. Viliame Kikau 12. Liam Martin 13. Isaah Yeo 15. Scott Sorensen 16. J'maine Hopgood 17. Izack Tago 19. Jaeman Salmon 18th man: 20. Taylan May