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St George Illawarra Dragons Assistant Coach Dean Young and five-eighth Gareth Widdop share their thoughts on the 14-12 pre-season win over the Mackay Cutters at Mackay Stadium on Saturday.

The Red-and-Whites notched three tries in the opening pre-season fixture courtesy of Dane Nielsen, Andrew McCarthy and Junior Vai Vai.

Young named a 22-man squad for the encounter against the Queensland Cup opponents which included Dragons NRL and NYC players as well as several others from the Illawarra Cutters.

The entire travelling squad had the opportunity to test themselves in the competitive environment which was played across three period intervals.

Vision Courtesy of Heidi Henderson (WIN TV Mackay)