DRAGONS coach Paul McGregor is set to unleash the younger brother of Canberra wrecking ball Joey Leilua this week after handing 20-year-old Luciano Leilua his first grade debut against Brisbane on Thursday.
The Hurstville United junior will come into the 17 in place of the suspended Tyson Frizell and likely play in the middle alongside fellow young-gun Jacob Host.
“[Frizell’s suspension] is another obstacle we’ve got to overcome,” McGregor said.
“We’ve got a few players out at the moment through suspension but what that does is it gives another person an opportunity to play within the team and play at their best.
“You don’t know how they’ll handle it until they get out there and play but what they have done is give themselves the best chance by the way they’ve been preparing.
“You obviously don’t replace a bloke like Tyson or Thommo if they're missing but the players who come in just have to play their own game and play it to the best of their ability.”