GROUP Seven products Jai Field and Jackson Ford will spearhead the assault of Mat Head's St George Illawarra Dragons side in 2019, as they start their Canterbury Cup campaign this Friday.
Shellharbour's Field will start in the halves alongside skipper Darren Nicholls, while Gerringong's Ford has been named in the backrow with Joe Lovodua, for the clash with the Mounties at Aubrey Keech Reserve from 6pm.
Joining Field in the backline are Tristan Sailor, Lachlan Maranta, Charly Runciman, Steven Marsters and Jonus Pearson, with forwards Pio Sokobalavu, Reece Robson, Lachlan Timm and Mitchell Allgood rounding out the starting side.
Hayden Lomax, Ashleigh Nisbet, Eddie Blacker, Shaun Sauni-Esau and Eli Levido ahve all been named on an extended bench for the Red V.
In other Dragons representative news, a host of Group Seven juniors are expected to be named in the club's Jersey Flegg side, when the season kicks-off next weekend.