Two potential debutantes have been named on the bench for the St George Bank Dragons? 2004 Telstra Premiership opener against the Raiders at Oki Jubilee Stadium this Sunday.
Perth-born Poore, is a Helensburgh Tigers junior and was a member of the 2002 Australian schoolboys touring team; while Bulli-born Powell is a Thirroul junior.
Coach Nathan Brown has stuck with the same starting line-up he used against the Bulldogs in their Gold Coast trial game two weeks ago.
TEAM: NRL St George Bank Dragons v Raiders ? 2.30pm, Sunday, March 14
Oki Jubilee Stadium
Coach: Nathan Brown
1. Ben HORNBY 2. Nathan BLACKLOCK 3. Mark GASNIER 4. Matt COOPER 5. Reece SIMMONDS 6. Trent BARRETT (c) 7. Brett FIRMAN 8. Luke BAILEY 9. Mark RIDDELL 10. Nathan LONG 11. Dean YOUNG 12. Henry PERENARA 13. Shaun TIMMINS
14. Ashton SIMS 15. Brent KITE 16. Justin POORE 17. Lincoln WITHERS 18. Lance THOMPSON 19. Ryan POWELL TWO TO BE OMITTED