Tony Iro's first official job as Warriors head coach was to farewell the departing Brian McClennan.
His second was to announce a team to take on St George Illawarra in Wollongong on Saturday night.
Iro, McClennan's former assistant, said he was looking for commitment from his players on Saturday and for the final game of the season against the Raiders at Mt Smart eight days later.
The players might be hurting, but probably not as much as McClennan.
They knew he was under pressure and yet turned in a performance against the Panthers at Mt Smart on Sunday that was short on quality, but, more worryingly, passion.
Injured hooker Nathan Friend has been replaced by Alehana Mara and Ukuma Ta'ai comes in for Steve Rapira.
Laurie Daley was yesterday appointed to a two-year deal as the successor to former Blues and Canberra team-mate Ricky Stuart, who stepped down as NSW Origin coach last month to take up a full-time coaching role with Parramatta.
Wollongong, 7.30pm Saturday
Ben Hornby (c)
Dragons: Josh Miller, Leeson Ah Mau, Will Matthews, Jack de Belin, Jack Stockwell.
Warriors: Alehana Mara, Ukuma Ta'ai, Sione Lousi, Sebastine Ikahihifo, Konrad Hurrell.