Tyson Frizell of the Dragons is tackled by Rory O'Brien of the Eels.
Tyson Frizell of the Dragons is tackled by Rory O'Brien of the Eels. DAN HIMBRECHTS

Frizell tipped to line up against Bulldogs

TYSON Frizell will take his place in the St George Illawarra line-up against Canterbury on Monday after recovering from a rib injury.

The NSW Origin lock completed his second limited-contact training run with the Dragons on Friday and finished the session without issue.

The news comes just six days after he was taken to hospital during the Dragons' 16-12 win over the Wests Tigers, with fears of a rib fracture.

Scans on Monday cleared him of any serious injury, but Dragons medical staff said he would still be monitored during the week before a call was made on his fitness closer to game day.

However it's now understood the 25-year-old will be a certain starter at ANZ Stadium against a fired-up Bulldogs pack.

"We're going to need him," Dragons prop Russell Packer said.

"He is a world-class player and we need him healthy if that's the case."

News Corp Australia


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