Gasnier and Cross return, 10th
Rookie may debut...

The Dragons will be boosted this week by the return from injury of centre Mark Gasnier and lock John Cross, while the club may also blood its 10th NRL debutante for the season against the Broncos at WIN Stadium on Friday night.

Gasnier, 21 (knee - 7wks), and Cross, 31 (ribs - 2wks), will re-join the starting line-up, forcing a reshuffle of the team which beat Manly 42-28 last weekend.

Captain Shaun Timmins has been moved from centre to five-eighth and Ben Hornby from five-eighth to fullback, with Reece Simmonds returning to Premier League. Origin prop Luke Bailey will start at second row again in place of the injured Lance Thompson, while Mark Riddell has retained his starting hooker spot.

Griffith-born backrower Michael Henderson, 18, has been named on a bench of five with one to be omitted. If he plays, he will be the 10th to make his NRL debut for the Dragons this season.

The bench also includes Dean Young, Brent Kite, Ashton Sims and Michael Howell, who will make his first NRL appearance this year if he plays (4 NRL games last year).

The team is:

1. Ben HORNBY

2.?Nathan BLACKLOCK

3.?Mark GASNIER

4.?Matt COOPER

5.?John WILSHERE

6.?Shaun TIMMINS (c)

7.?Brett FIRMAN

8.?Ian DONNELLY

9.?Mark RIDDELL

10. Jason RYLES

11. Luke BAILEY

12. Henry PERENARA

13. John CROSS

14. Ashton SIMS

15. Brent KITE

16. Dean YOUNG

17. Michael HOWELL

18. Michael HENDERSON

one to be omitted