Gareth Widdop is expected to return to action for St George Illawarra this week.

Widdop has been sidelined since suffering a dislocated shoulder in March and there were fears he’d be out for the season.

The England half-back will join Warrington in 2020, and the Wolves will undoubtedly be cheered by the news of his impending return.

Corey Norman has reportedly told coach Paul McGregor he will move to fullback to accommodate the return of Gareth Widdop at five-eighth.

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The Sydney Morning Herald’s Adam Pengilly reports: “Corey Norman has told coach Paul McGregor he will move to fullback to accommodate Gareth Widdop’s return from a long-term shoulder injury in St George Illawarra’s last roll of the dice to save their season.

“The Dragons are poised to parachute their captain straight back into the halves alongside the recharged Ben Hunt if he can come through the rest of the week unscathed before the do-or-die clash against the Rabbitohs on Friday night.”