HE'S tipped to be the future of the club and Dragons fans will get their first look at Jayden Sullivan this season, with Griffin pairing the livewire young half with skipper Ben Hunt for Sunday's clash with the Titans.
Sullivan, who debuted in round 25 last season, comes in at five-eighth in place of Corey Norman, who'll serve a one-game suspension over COVID breaches.
After serving his one-game 'dirty dozen' suspension last week, Matt Dufty returns in the No. 1 jumper, with Tyrell Sloan named on an extended bench after scoring a try and laying on another against the Sea Eagles last week.
Mat Feagai will also get a start on the wing, with Gerard Beale shifting to the centres in place of the injured Brayden Wiliame and Jack Bird pushing into the back row.
It sees Josh Kerr bumped up to the front row, with Jack de Belin reverting to the bench alongside Tyrell Fuimaono, who served his party suspension against the Sea Eagles last week.
Zac Lomax and Daniel Alvaro will also serve their suspension having re-joined the squad following a 14-day quarantine period after refusing to sign a sworn statement regarding who attended the now infamous Shellharbour house party a fortnight ago.
Jamayne Taunoa-Brown was also included on the bench and will make his second appearance for the club last week in a whirlwind fortnight that saw him released by the Warriors to take a short-term deal with the Dragons as the club battles a suspension drain.
"It's been a bit of a different experience, strange circumstances, strange times, but I'm really enjoying it," Taunoa-Brown said.
"I wasn't really looking, it just popped up one morning at training. I didn't really think too much of it, I just heard something about it, but over the next couple of days it started to look more likely that it would happen.
"It was a bit of a shock when it first came up but as the days went on I got pretty excited to come here and and take the opportunity. The group's been good, everyone seems unaffected by the off-field drama.
"Everyone's just here to do a job, Hook really encourages the boys to get around each other and I'm enjoying my time here."
On-loan deals are becoming more common in the game and Taunoa-Brown feels it's something the NRL should look at further in coming seasons.
"I think it's something to look into, it gives people an opportunity to play some footy and help out clubs that might not have players available," he said.
"I obviously wasn't playing footy at the Warriors so it was a good opportunity for me to get some game time and I'm really enjoying it here at the Dragons.
"You're determined to play well to get back into [your home] team. We'll see what happens from here and hopefully I can get back into the 17 there at the Warriors."