Graham, Hunt to make debuts

DEBUT: Dragons halfback Ben Hunt will play on Saturday. Picture: John Veage
DEBUT: Dragons halfback Ben Hunt will play on Saturday. Picture: John Veage

Big name additions Ben Hunt and James Graham will get the chance to show their worth when they make their Dragons debuts in St George-Illawarra’s clash with Hull FC on Saturday. 

The high-profile off-season inclusions were named as part of a 24-man squad for the one-off encounter at Allianz Stadium. 

New arrivals Darren Nicholls (Penrith), Jeremy Latimore (Cronulla) and Mitch Allgood (Wakefield Trinity) also feature in the squad. 

Dragons coach Paul McGregor felt the match would be an ideal pre-season test for his troops. 

"It will be good to get them into a playing environment to see where their physical conditioning is after a tough pre-season and how their tactical understanding is," McGregor said.

"That, and their mental resilience as well as how they build cohesion and trust with each other. They're the main things I'm looking for."

The match kicks-off at 5.30pm.