Dragons Name Squad For Capras Trial

Dragons Name Squad For Capras Trial

The St George Illawarra Dragons have named their travelling squad for the final pre-season fixture against the Central Queensland Capras at Browne Park, Rockhampton on Saturday.

Dragons halfback Josh McCrone will captain a 19-man squad named by Head Coach Paul McGregor for the trial match against the Queensland Cup opposition.

The NSW Country Origin representative will be paired with Drew Hutchison in the halves in a line-up that contains nine contracted Dragons first-grade players.

Additionally, National Youth Competition team duo Jacob Host and Blake Lawrie have also both been named in the team as well as eight players from the Illawarra Cutters squad.

Dragons Assistant Coach Jason Demetriou will oversee the team for the trial and has identified the fixture as an opportunity for several members of the first-grade squad to gain valuable playing time against strong opposition ahead of the new season.

“Certain aspects went into selecting this squad including which players required additional minutes leading into the new season," said Demetriou.

“We wanted to make sure these players got enough minutes under their belt and what better opportunity than against a strong side in the Capras.

“The Capras will be looking at this trial as a good hit-out for them heading into their own season and will prove tough opposition who are up to challenging us on the park.

“The game will also allow those Cutters players named the chance to again experience playing alongside the first-grade squad which will only help with their own development.”

Central Coast Capras Squad:

1. Adam Quinlan
2. Tom Carr
3. Taane Milne
4. Corey Brown (Illawarra Cutters)
5. Kalifa Faifai Loa
6. Drew Hutchison
7. Josh McCrone (c)
8. Sebastine Ikahihifo
9. Sam Coster (Illawarra Cutters)
10. Damien Sironen (Illawarra Cutters)
11. Jake Marketo
12. Tyrone McCarthy
13. Jacob Host
14. Shannon Wakeman (Illawarra Cutters)
15. Shaun Nona (Illawarra Cutters)
16. Blake Lawrie
17. Mitchell Porter (Illawarra Cutters)
18. Jack Noble (Illawarra Cutters)
19. Chris Lewis (Illawarra Cutters)

Tickets for the pre-season fixture are now available for purchase and Red V Members and supporters are encouraged to pre-purchase and get in early to avoid missing out.

Click Here To Purchase Your Tickets Against The Central Queensland Capras!

Dragons Team Appearance

Date: Saturday, February 27

Time: 10:00am-10:45am

Venue: Stockland Shopping Centre
Address: 120-331 Yaamba Road, Rockhampton

Dragons v Central Coast Capras

Date: Saturday, February 27

Time: 6.00pm
Venue: Browne Park
Address: Corner Murray & Cambridge St, Rockhampton

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