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 All the Late Mail for Round 1 of the 2022 NRL Telstra Premiership.

Round 1 Late Mail

Cowboys v Bulldogs, Sunday 6.15pm (AEDT), 5.15pm (local time) at Queensland Country Bank Stadium

Cowboys: Tom Gilbert and Mitch Dunn have been promoted to the starting side an hour before kick-off with Coen Hess and Heilum Luki moving back to the bench. 

Griffin Neame is the final player to drop out of the squad named on Tuesday, with Scott Drinkwater named the 18th man.  

Ispirational skipper Jason Taumalolo is back on deck after missing the trials with a minor hamstring complaint. Along with promising back-rower Jeremiah Nanai, they are the two new faces into the side which took care of the Broncos in impressive fashion in the club's final trial.

Chad Townsend, Peta Hiku and Jamayne Taunoa-Brown are set to make their Cowboys debuts.

Bulldogs: Late changes an hour before kick-off with Tevita Pangai jnr dropping out of the side with an injury and Corey Waddell taking his place. Ava Seumanufagai comes into the starting side and Luke Thompson goes to the bench.

The dawn of a new era for the Bulldogs with Matt Dufty, Josh Addo-Carr, Brent Naden, Matt Burton, Paul Vaughan, Max King and Braidon Burns all making their club debuts.

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Cowboys is number 1 Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow
    Fullback for Bulldogs is number 1 Matt Dufty
  • Winger for Cowboys is number 2 Kyle Feldt
    Winger for Bulldogs is number 2 Jayden Okunbor
  • Centre for Cowboys is number 3 Valentine Holmes
    Centre for Bulldogs is number 3 Braidon Burns
  • Centre for Cowboys is number 4 Peta Hiku
    Centre for Bulldogs is number 4 Brent Naden
  • Winger for Cowboys is number 5 Murray Taulagi
    Winger for Bulldogs is number 5 Josh Addo-Carr
  • Five-Eighth for Cowboys is number 6 Tom Dearden
    Five-Eighth for Bulldogs is number 6 Matt Burton
  • Halfback for Cowboys is number 7 Chad Townsend
    Halfback for Bulldogs is number 7 Jake Averillo

Forwards

  • Prop for Cowboys is number 8 Jamayne Taunoa-Brown
    Prop for Bulldogs is number 10 Paul Vaughan
  • Hooker for Cowboys is number 9 Reece Robson
    Hooker for Bulldogs is number 9 Jeremy Marshall-King
  • Prop for Cowboys is number 13 Jason Taumalolo
    Prop for Bulldogs is number 23 Ava Seumanufagai
  • 2nd Row for Cowboys is number 12 Jeremiah Nanai
    2nd Row for Bulldogs is number 11 Jack Hetherington
  • 2nd Row for Cowboys is number 17 Tom Gilbert
    2nd Row for Bulldogs is number 15 Corey Waddell
  • Lock for Cowboys is number 16 Mitchell Dunn
    Lock for Bulldogs is number 13 Josh Jackson

Interchange

  • Interchange for Cowboys is number 10 Coen Hess
    Interchange for Bulldogs is number 8 Luke Thompson
  • Interchange for Cowboys is number 11 Heilum Luki
    Interchange for Bulldogs is number 14 Bailey Biondi-Odo
  • Interchange for Cowboys is number 15 Jordan McLean
    Interchange for Bulldogs is number 16 Max King
  • Interchange for Cowboys is number 18 Jake Granville
    Interchange for Bulldogs is number 17 Chris Patolo

Reserves

  • Replacement for Cowboys is number 19 Scott Drinkwater
  • Reserve for Bulldogs is number 20 Aaron Schoupp

Match Officials

  • Referee: Ben Cummins
  • Touch Judge: Liam Kennedy
  • Touch Judge: Nick Morel
  • Senior Review Official: Steve Chiddy

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