The St George Illawarra Dragons will travel across the ditch to face the Melbourne Storm at McLean Park, Napier on Saturday.
Dragons Head Coach Paul McGregor has named a 19-man travelling squad for the fixture which includes both Drew Hutchison and Mark Ioane featuring on a six-person extended interchange.
The away fixture will mark the first time the Dragons have competed for competition points within the Hawke’s Bay region of New Zealand.
“The entire team is looking forward to the opportunity of playing at McLean Park and doing so in front of our passionate New Zealand-based Red V Members and supporters,” said winger Jason Nightingale.
“It is always good to be part of any inititative which helps promote and grow the game of rugby league and we expect a great atmosphere in the crowds come kick-off on Saturday.”
Unavailable: Shannon Crook (Knee - Round 24); Dylan Farrell (Back - Round 21); Yaw Kiti Glymin (Hamstring - Round 21); Dan Hunt (Knee - Season); Rulon Nutira (Ankle - Round 22); Rory O'Brien (Ankle - Round 22).