Nevertheless, de Belin shall be a notable absentee as he awaits a choice on his speedy enjoying future at an ARLC board assembly on Thursday.
The Rabbitohs will enter the conflict with the Charity Protect in hand following their 22-18 win within the corresponding recreation final yr.
Of their 35 earlier Charity Protect clashes, the Dragons have recorded 16 wins, the Rabbitohs 14 with the 2 golf equipment drawing on 5 events.
“The Charity Protect is at all times a very good contest with the environment and depth to rival an NRL recreation,” McGregor stated. “We’ll be operating out a aspect this week that shall be as shut as attainable to what we’re taking a look at for spherical 1 [against the Cowboys].
“Crucial factor for me is to provide the mandatory gamers an applicable quantity of minutes underneath duress so that they are prepared for spherical one, quite than start that course of as soon as the competitors begins.
“The plan is to be higher than what we had been [last weekend]. At instances we demonstrated the modifications we made in our pre-season, and we now have to elongate the time to play higher for longer. There have been instances the place we would have liked to be extra bodily with our defence and velocity up our assault.
“Mudgee is a good city the place we have now had two nice experiences over the previous yr. We’re actually wanting ahead to getting again on the market and join with one another and the neighborhood.
“They love their rugby league within the Central West and it is a nice likelihood for these dwelling within the area to see first-hand an important match and among the greatest gamers within the recreation.”