Dragons Co-Captain Mark Gasnier will this week play his first game on the 2007 NRL season against the Panthers at Credit Union Australia Stadium this Saturday at 5.30pm.
Gasnier, who turns 26 this Thursday returns from a torn pectoral suffered in the Charity Shield match back in March of this year and will start at five-eighth for the clash.
In other changes to the side Dapto junior Dan Hunt will start in the front row replacing Justin Poore who is out with a shoulder injury whilst Rangi Chase moves back to the interchange bench in the place of Ben Ellis who is out with a hamstring injury.
NRL Dragons v Penrith Panthers 5.30pm Saturday 21 July CUA Stadium Coach: Nathan Brown 1. Ben HORNBY (c) 2. Jason NIGHTINGALE 3. Chase STANLEY 4. Matt COOPER 5. Josh MORRIS 6. Mark GASNIER (c) 7. Jamie SOWARD 8. Dan HUNT 9. Simon WOOLFORD 10. Jason RYLES (c) 11. Beau SCOTT 12. Chris HOUSTON 13. Ben CREAGH 14. Adam PEEK 15. Rangi CHASE 16. Lagi SETU 17. Corey PAYNE
Premier League Dragons v Penrith Panthers 3.15pm Saturday 21 July CUA Stadium Coach: Steven Price 1. Michael LETT 2. Tom HEWITT 3. Frank SAMIA 4. Keith LULIA 5. Ronald PRINCE 6. Reece BLAYNEY 7. Brad DAVIDSON 8. Charlie LEAENO 9. Tony CAINE 10. Danny WICKS 11. Ryan POWELL (c) 12. Sam ISEMONGER 13. Matt PRIOR 14. Ricardo YOUNG 15. Pat ROSSER 16. Casey ELLIS 18. Jake MAKETO