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All the Late Mail team news for this week's Telstra Premiership matches.

Cowboys v Dragons, Sunday 6.30pm at Queensland Country Bank Stadium

Cowboys: Tom Gilbert will start in the back-row with Gavin Cooper dropping back to the bench. Jake Granville and Peter Hola were the last two players omitted from the squad. Jake Clifford is recalled in place of halfback Michael Morgan, who is out with a calf injury. Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow is back from a hamstring strain on the wing with Valentine Holmes returning to fullback, Scott Drinkwater shifting to five-eighth and Daejarn Asi to the interchange.

Esan Marsters is recalled at centre in place of Connelly Lemuelu. Ben Hampton and Shane Wright were omitted from the reserves on Saturday. The Cowboys have lost their past four games at Queensland Country Bank Stadium.

Dragons: St George Illawarra will start 1-17 after Eddie Blacker and Tristan Sailor were the two players dropped from the squad an hour before kick-off. Forward Tyrell Fuimaono returns from suspension in place of Trent Merrin on the bench. Playmaker Ben Hunt will make his 250th NRL appearance. Jayden Sullivan and Max Feagai were trimmed from the reserves on Saturday.

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