Out-of-favour Canberra prop David Shillington could be auditioning for a spot in the St George Illawarra team when the Dragons host the Raiders at WIN Stadium on Sunday.
The Australian has been told the Dragons are interested in securing Shillington from the Raiders before the round-13 deadline expires to bolster their pack.
St George Illawarra had been hopeful that Russell Packer would be cleared to resume playing after he was released from jail in January but he can play only for the Illawarra Cutters in the NSW Cup. His return to the NRL is not on the cards until next year.
Shillington missed the start of the season for the Green Machine with a thumb injury and only recently returned for their feeder team, Mounties, in the NSW Cup.