St George Illawarra Dragons Head Coach Paul McGregor has named five-eighth Drew Hutchison for the Elimination Final fixture against the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs at ANZ Stadium, Olympic Park on Saturday.
The local Albion Park Oak Flats Eagles junior replaced the injured Gareth Widdop (quadricep) last round against Wests Tigers and has played three first-grade games to date.
McGregor has named an extended 20-man squad for the match which sees prop Mark Ioane, hooker Craig Garvey and winger Justin Hunt all included on a seven-man interchange bench.
Widdop has not been named for the fixture as he continues his recovery from complications emanating from a cork sustained against the Gold Coast Titans in Round 25.
Additionally, second-rower Joel Thompson will continue his respective recovery after being sidelined with a minor hamstring injury also suffered against the Titans.
“It is great to be back playing Finals Football and we are all looking forward to the match against the Bulldogs,” said Dragons Captain Ben Creagh.
“It is the start of a new competition and we are all really looking forward to the challenge ahead.
“The Bulldogs are a great team with a wealth of experience, we have had some great matches against them this season and we know that we will need to be at our best on Saturday.”
Red V Members can purchase tickets for this fixture via Ticketek for as little as $15 whilst the general public can purchase tickets for $20.
Furthermore, children will be able to cheer the Dragons on for just $7!
All match tickets include return train travel to and from ANZ Stadium with direct services operating between Central and Olympic Park stations; departing approximately every 15 minutes from 1551 to 2245 hours, stopping Redfern and Strathfield.
Match tickets also include travel to and from ANZ Stadium on train services (bounded by Bomaderry, Goulburn, Bathurst and Dungog stations).
Please note that a station access fee applies for travel to and from Domestic and International Airport stations.
Match tickets do not include the access fee, ticket holders will need to buy a GatePass.
Red V Members will also receive up to a 5% discount on selected Food & Beverage products when they swipe their Red V Membership card at the point of purchase at all public outlets (excluding Krispy Kreme and vending).
Unavailable: Will Matthews (Shoulder - Season); Joel Thompson (Hamstring - Under Observation); Gareth Widdop (Quadricep - Under Observation).