A NUMBER of Group Seven products headline a new-look St George Illawarra side unveiled by coach Paul McGregor on Tuesday.
The Dragons will take on the Warriors on Saturday afternoon in their first match since the coronavirus shutdown, with the team welcoming back a number of players from injury.
Leading that group is captain Cameron McInnes, who will line up in his customary No. 9 jumper.
The hooker returns from a knee injury suffered in the pre-season NRL Nines competition.
McInnes' replacement through the opening two weeks, Issac Luke missed selection completely, and will not feature on Saturday after not being named in the 21-man squad.
McInnes is joined in the starting lineup by Gerirngong's Korbin Sims, who was also injured at the Nines and will play in the front row on Saturday.
Sims' inclusion has seen James Graham shift to lock and Blake Lawrie to the bench.
The reshuffle has come at the expense of Shellharbour's Trent Merrin, who was named as 18th man.
Tyson Frizell will play his first game for the Dragons since it was announced he will join the Knights at the end of the season.
Gerringong's Tariq Sims will return from suspension, with Tyrell Fuimaono moving to the bench.
Josh Kerr retains his place in the 17, while Billy Britain, who played an interchange role in the opening two weeks, also missed the 21.
McGregor's changes are not confined to the forwards, with a couple of tweaks made to the backline.
Matt Dufty retained the fullback jersey after an impressive performance in the round two loss to Penrith.
The Samoan international, who was served with an apprehended violence order over an incident on Good Friday, was not named in McGregor's 21-man squad.
Lafai's former centre partner, Euan Aitken (a former Shellharbour Sharks talent) earned a recall to the bench after missing the opening two rounds.
Albion Park-Oak Flats' Adam Clune and Gerringong's Jackson Ford have been named alongside Merrin in the reserves.
With both the Dragons and Warriors losing their opening two matches, Saturday's clash is shaping as crucial in a shortened season.
The 'hosts' have also been forced to make numerous changes to the side that fell to the Raiders in round two.
The Warriors have endured a torrid injury run in recent weeks, the club currently seeking a number of loan players.
Former Dragon Leeson Ah Mau is out with a pectoral tear, with Adam Keighran also absent through injury.
Kodi Nikorima has been named to partner Blake Green in the halves, while centre Gerard Beale makes his return from a knee injury.
The match will be the first both sides play under one referee, with Chris Sutton handed the whistle.