After the euphoria of a last-gasp victory over the Roosters last week, the Dragons head north to face a Dolphins side who went down to the Storm in a fiery Round 12 encounter.
Days on from the club parting ways with former coach Anthony Griffin, the Dragons dominated large parts of the game against the Tricolours but still needed a miraculous try on the last kick of the game to secure their third win of the year.
The Dolphins meanwhile will be seeking a bounce back in Round 13 after discipline let them down in an otherwise solid effort against the Storm last week.
The Round 5 meeting between these two sides was arguably the Dragons' best showing of the season and the Dolphins' worst, with St George Illawarra running out 38-12 winners in Wollongong.
In their only other game at Kayo Stadium so far the Dolphins beat the Raiders, while Wayne Bennett's side have won five of their eight games on Queensland soil.
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Dolphins: Will take the field as named on Tuesday, with a stack of changes from Round 12. Brenko Lee is good to go in the centres after appearing to be carrying an injury during the week, so Valynce Te Whare remains on the bench. Kodi Nikorima will play fullback, while Mark Nicholls (thumb) returns.
Dragons: No late changes, with Jack Bird returning after a week off with knee soreness in Round 12. Jayden Sullivan gets the halfback job made vacant by Ben Hunt's Queensland selection, while Michael Molo comes in for the injured Blake Lawrie (finger) and will start in the front row alongside brother Francis. Moses Mbye returns to the bench after being 18th man last week.
Match: Dolphins v Dragons
Round 13 -
Fullback for Dolphins is number 1 Kodi NikorimaFullback for Dragons is number 1 Tyrell Sloan
Winger for Dolphins is number 2 Jamayne IsaakoWinger for Dragons is number 2 Mathew Feagai
Centre for Dolphins is number 3 Euan AitkenCentre for Dragons is number 3 Mosese Suli
Centre for Dolphins is number 4 Brenko LeeCentre for Dragons is number 4 Zac Lomax
Winger for Dolphins is number 5 Tesi NiuWinger for Dragons is number 5 Mikaele Ravalawa
Five-Eighth for Dolphins is number 6 Anthony MilfordFive-Eighth for Dragons is number 6 Talatau Amone
Halfback for Dolphins is number 7 Isaiya KatoaHalfback for Dragons is number 7 Jayden Sullivan
Prop for Dolphins is number 8 Jesse BromwichProp for Dragons is number 8 Francis Molo
Hooker for Dolphins is number 9 Jeremy Marshall-KingHooker for Dragons is number 9 Jacob Liddle
Prop for Dolphins is number 10 Herman Ese'eseProp for Dragons is number 10 Michael Molo
2nd Row for Dolphins is number 11 Kenneath Bromwich2nd Row for Dragons is number 11 Jack Bird
2nd Row for Dolphins is number 12 Connelly Lemuelu2nd Row for Dragons is number 12 Ben Murdoch-Masila
Lock for Dolphins is number 13 Ray StoneLock for Dragons is number 13 Jack De Belin
Interchange for Dolphins is number 14 Jarrod WallaceInterchange for Dragons is number 14 Moses Mbye
Interchange for Dolphins is number 15 Mark NichollsInterchange for Dragons is number 15 Toby Couchman
Interchange for Dolphins is number 16 Mason TeagueInterchange for Dragons is number 16 Jaiyden Hunt
Interchange for Dolphins is number 17 Valynce Te WhareInterchange for Dragons is number 17 Josh Kerr
Replacement for Dolphins is number 18 Poasa FaamausiliReplacement for Dragons is number 18 Billy Burns
- Referee: Adam Gee
- Touch Judge: Chris Sutton
- Touch Judge: Todd Smith
- Senior Review Official: Chris Butler
- The Dolphins defeated the Raiders 20-14 in their only previous clash at Kayo Stadium.
- The Dragons have won only one of their past 20 games played outside New South Wales.
- Dolphins mentor Wayne Bennett has coached 900 games more than Dragons counterpart Ryan Carr.
- Ryan Carr is aiming to become the first caretaker coach since 2011 to win his first two games.
- Dolphins winger Jamayne Isaako will make his 100th NRL appearance.
Match: Dolphins v Dragons
Round 13 -
Venue: Kayo Stadium, Redcliffe
Stats supplied by David Middleton, League Information Services, author of the official annual of the NRL.