THREE Berry-Shoalhaven Heads products will lead the Illawarra South Coast Dragons into battle this Saturday, in the opening round of the Country Rugby League Laurie Daley Cup.
Backrower Charlie Parrish, who will co-captain the side along with Nelson Sharp, lock Ky Sims and halfback Billy Hayburn are all in the run-on side for Glenn Buffolin's team, when they take on the Monaro Colts at Shellharbour's Ron Costello Oval from 1.20pm.
The other two Group Seven products in the squad are Albion Park-Oak Flats Jay Weaver and Kiama's William Webb.
Joining this quintet in the team are Thirroul's Jye Patterson, Nelson Sharp, Trent Griffiths, Toby Boothroyd and Joshua Martin, Western Suburbs' Alex Lobb, Phoenix Ventebua-Finnerty, Giovanni Nassau and Braith Lawrence-Foye, Dapto's Tyrone Roberts, Jack Owens and Bayden Gobb, Collegians' Clive Brett and Drever Burdis and Berkeley's Fletcher Blackett.
The other junior Dragons team to take to the field this Saturday at Shellharbour will be Cameron Thurgate's Andrew Johns Cup side.
Thurgate's side, which will also battle the Colts from 12pm, is headlined by nine Group Seven products.
They included Milton-Ulladulla's Sam Fitzpatrick and Salvatore Gattuso, Berry-Shoalhaven Heads' Joseph Nelson and Jack McKechnie, St Georges Basin's Jonah Longbottom and Kyle Sackley, Warilla-Lake South's Keith Gatt, Culburra's Kaleb Stewart and Shellharbour's Jarvis Austin.
The squad will be rounded out by Illawarra juniors Nathan Mesinez (Berkeley), James McCelland (Dapto), captain Billy Cook(Thirroul), Reece Penno (Corrimal), Ryan Couchman (Thirroul), Quinton Tafua (Berkeley), Richard Hall (Collegians), Bailey Hayman (Dapto) and Jackson Rowntree (Berkeley).