The embarrassment of losing to a patched-up Warriors outfit has the Dragons well prepared for the Origin period, according to skipper Gareth Widdop.
Dragons duo Gareth Widdop and Jason Nightingale have put their stamp of approval on Kurt Mann's imminent return to the NRL.
Josh Morris and Tyson Frizell have been released from NSW Origin camp by coach Laurie Daley and are free to play in the NRL this weekend.
Dragons forward Tyson Frizell didn't even get a pre-season in 2016 due to back surgery, which makes his call-up to the NSW Origin squad all the more remarkable.
The Cowboys are aiming to keep the minor premiership in close sight, while a win for the Dragons will keep them locked in a four-way battle for eighth place.
There has been movement among the top four teams, while the Titans are defiantly continuing their charge towards the top eight and an NRL finals berth.
While the Queensland Maroons have a lot of attacking firepower at their disposal, no player instils more fear into opposition ranks than Greg Inglis.
The Broncos and Cowboys added another thrilling chapter to their rivalry, the Panthers lost another game inside the final three minutes and much more.
Dragons fullback Josh Dugan thought his State of Origin dreams were dashed after he hyperextended his left elbow during week's loss to the Rabbitohs.
Dragons and NSW outside back Josh Dugan has been cleared of a major elbow injury and will be fit for the series opener in less than two weeks.