There isn't much time for the St George-Illawarra Dragons and Melbourne Storm to prepare for their top-of-the-table clash this Sunday at WIN Stadium.
Kurt Mann has been given first crack at filling in for injured Dragons five-eighth Gareth Widdop for St George Illawarra's clash with Melbourne.
The official team lists for all 16 clubs ahead of Round 9 of the 2017 NRL Telstra Premiership season.
The Dragons and Storm face off in a top-of-the-table clash in Round 9, with the Red V to be without captain and leading points-scorer Gareth Widdop.
St George Illawarra five-eighth Gareth Widdop has been ruled out for six weeks with a knee injury sustained in his side's loss to the Roosters on Anzac Day.
A Mitchell Pearce field goal proved the difference as the Roosters pipped the Dragons 13-12 in golden point in front of a record Anzac Day crowd.
Dragons skipper Gareth Widdop is set for an extended stint on the sidelines after he was forced from the field with a medial ligament injury.
Mitchell Pearce has silenced his critics with a field goal in golden point extra-time to hand the Roosters a thrilling win over a brave Dragons.
The Sydney Roosters and St George Illawarra Dragons have named their final teams ahead of their Anzac Day clash at Allianz Stadium.
The Dragons have bounced back from last week's heavy defeat at home to consolidate their spot in the top four with a deserved 35-26 win over the Roosters.