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.
The Roosters and Dragons are nestled in the NRL's top four, adding extra spice to what was already going to be a blockbuster encounter.
The traditional Anzac Day clash between the Sydney Roosters and St George Illawarra Dragons has become the most significant regular season match on the calendar
The St George Illawarra Dragons have announced that five-eighth and skipper Gareth Widdop has re-signed for the next four seasons.
The traditional Anzac Day clash between the Roosters and Dragons is one of the most significant events on the rugby league calendar.