WOLLONGONG, AUSTRALIA - MAY 27: New Dragons coach Paul McGregor talks to the media after a St George Illawarra Dragons NRL training session at WIN Stadium on May 27, 2014 in Wollongong, Australia. (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

The Dragons are set to swing the axe at the selection table ahead of Tuesday night’s teams.

St George Illawarra are currently sitting 12th on the ladder after being humiliated by Newcastle on Sunday in a 45-12 drubbing.

And Dragons coach Paul McGregor has conceded that change is on the horizon.

“We’ve got to have a real good look at why,” McGregor told the Daily Telegraph. 

“We can use the experience missing on the sidelines. We can use the learning that we’re getting at the moment.

“But the same people are making the same errors and poor reads on a weekly basis.

“So it might be time for change.”

In other selection news, Eels winger Maika Sivo looks set to return for his side’s clash with Penrith after serving his suspension, with George Jennings likely making way.

Panthers veteran James Maloney is set to miss for his hit on Warrior Kodi Nikorima.

Manly skipper Daly Cherry-Evans appears set to return from an ankle injury to face the Titans, who could be boosted by Shannon Boyd (concussion) and Michael Gordon (leg).

The Roosters should get back skipper Boyd Cordner (concussion) and winger Daniel Tupou (neck) for their meeting with Newcastle, however, Sio Siua Taukeiaho (groin) is in doubt after failing to finish last week’s loss to Brisbane.

North Queensland’s Jake Granville will attend the judiciary on Tuesday night for making dangerous contact against Mitchell Moses.

Josh McGuire (calf) is set to return to take on the Raiders, while Ben Hampton’s bicep injury could provide Gideon Gela-Mosby a chance to play his first game of the season.

Warriors prop Agnatius Paasi will miss his side’s clash with Brisbane for a dangerous throw on Penrith’s Brian To’o.

Melbourne are faced with a selection conundrum, with Jahrome Hughes (concussion) ready to return against the Bulldogs. However, Ryan Papenhuyzen has been in sensational form as his replacement.


  1. How have some of the reggies been going, Marsters, Pearson, Timms Lovadua, might be worth a shot ?

  2. I reckon the changes will come in the backs and bench.
    I would go.
    1 = Lomax
    2 = Dufty / Pearson
    3 = Aitken
    4 = Not sure but not Lafai
    5 = Ravalawa (looks more dangerous that Pierara)
    6 = Field (get involved more)
    7 = Hunt
    8 = Graham
    9 = Mcinnes
    10 = Vaughan
    11 = Sims
    12 = Frizell
    13 = Lawrie

    14 = Robson
    15 = K Sims
    16 = Leilua (needs more minutes)
    17 = Kerr


  3. In the off season I was staying in North Wollongong and McGregor fronted up at a coffee shop near the Novotel two days in a row and I just observed him – this was at 6.30 am and it looked like he and his confederates had been playing a game of touch beforehand. My perception of him was of aloofness and a far away stare. Scroll forward and there is not much to show for whatever was the obscure object of his thoughts then. Perhaps he was contemplating a blueberry muffin.

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