However in 1994, when he moved to join the Dragons he moved into the front row. He played in the 1996 Grand Final for the Dragons, which they lost to Manly. Also in 1996 Stone played in his only representative game, playing for NSW City in their annual clash with NSW Country.
Stone then played the 1997 Super League season with the new Hunter Mariners franchise before joining the Canterbury Bulldogs. He played from the interchange bench for the Canterbury Bulldogs in their loss at the 1998 NRL grand final to the Brisbane Broncos.