Molong's Cody Ramsey has done enough to edge out the dynamic Jordan Pereira for a round one berth on the wing for St George Illawarra on Sunday.
Ramsey will be one wing while Fijian Mikaele Ravalawa is on the other in a new-look Dragons backline that also includes recruit Jack Bird in the centres.
Whgile 2021 recruits Poasa Faamausili, who suffered a head knock in the Charity Shield loss to Souths in Mudgee, and Daniel Alvaro have been named on the bench.
With Cameron McInnes out for the season with a torn ACL, veteran Andrew McCullough slots in at hooker with Tyrell Fuimaono winning the race for the No.13 jersey.
Blake Lawrie has been named at prop, veteran Trent Merrin on the bench and Jackson Ford in the reserves.
The Dragons tackle the Cronulla Sharks on Sunday night, with kick-off for the round one clash set for 6.15pm at Nutstrata Jubilee Stadium, Kogarah.
Orange's Jack Wighton, the reigning Dally M medallist, was also named for the Raiders for their season-opener against the Wests Tigers in Canberra.
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