Forner Brisbane player Kemp is hoping to resurrect his career after two largely forgettable stints with the New Zealand Warriors and rugby union side Southern Districts.
Kemp made his debut for the club in last weekend’s trial defeat against North Queensland in Perth, and admitted it felt good to be back among the NRL ranks again.
“It was good to final have the opportunity to put on the Dragons jersey against the Cowboys as it has so much tradition,” said Kemp.
“It felt good to be a part of a team that prides itself on sticking together and not letting each other down.
Kemp, who is equally at home at wing, fullback or centre, isn’t concerned about where he is selected when the Dragons meet the Rabbitohs.
“It doesn’t bother me where I play on the field, whether it be on the wing or as fullback, so long as I’m out there, ” he said.
“The Charity Shield is something I’ve always wanted to be a part of and I always watch it every year.
“It’s really exciting for me and hopefully I get the chance to play for at least a few minutes to show that I want to wear the jersey come round one.
“My main goal is to start the season playing first-grade, that would be a massive coup for me.”