Dragons Head Coach Wayne Bennett has named Luke Priddis as a replacement for injured hooker Nathan Fien in the starting side for Friday night’s big clash against the Bulldogs at WIN Stadium Wollongong.
Fien suffered a broken fibula in the Dragons 18-12 win over the Eels last Friday, and will be replaced by Priddis, who showed good form in the Dragons three trial matches.
“It’s extremely disappointing for Fiensy, he is a great player and a great guy”, said Priddis.
“Im looking forward to having a run on Friday night, especially at a packed WIN Stadium and against the Bulldogs who are always a tough prospect, no matter when or where you play them”.
Unavailable Dragons are: Matt Cooper (hamstring) Rnd3, Neville Costigan (shoulder) Rnd 4, Kyle Stanley (ankle) Rnd 6, Nathan Fien (leg) indefinite, Peni Tagive (ACL) indefinite.