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.
Match: Cowboys v Bulldogs
Round 1 -
Fullback for Cowboys is number 1 Hamiso Tabuai-FidowFullback for Bulldogs is number 1 Matthew Dufty
Winger for Cowboys is number 2 Kyle FeldtWinger for Bulldogs is number 2 Jayden Okunbor
Centre for Cowboys is number 3 Valentine HolmesCentre for Bulldogs is number 3 Braidon Burns
Centre for Cowboys is number 4 Peta HikuCentre for Bulldogs is number 4 Brent Naden
Winger for Cowboys is number 5 Murray TaulagiWinger for Bulldogs is number 5 Josh Addo-Carr
Five-Eighth for Cowboys is number 6 Tom DeardenFive-Eighth for Bulldogs is number 6 Matt Burton
Halfback for Cowboys is number 7 Chad TownsendHalfback for Bulldogs is number 7 Jake Averillo
Prop for Cowboys is number 8 Jamayne Taunoa-BrownProp for Bulldogs is number 10 Paul Vaughan
Hooker for Cowboys is number 9 Reece RobsonHooker for Bulldogs is number 9 Jeremy Marshall-King
Prop for Cowboys is number 13 Jason TaumaloloProp for Bulldogs is number 23 Ava Seumanufagai
2nd Row for Cowboys is number 12 Jeremiah Nanai2nd Row for Bulldogs is number 11 Jack Hetherington
2nd Row for Cowboys is number 17 Tom Gilbert2nd Row for Bulldogs is number 15 Corey Waddell
Lock for Cowboys is number 16 Mitchell DunnLock for Bulldogs is number 13 Josh Jackson
Interchange for Cowboys is number 10 Coen HessInterchange for Bulldogs is number 8 Luke Thompson
Interchange for Cowboys is number 11 Heilum LukiInterchange for Bulldogs is number 14 Bailey Biondi-Odo
Interchange for Cowboys is number 15 Jordan McLeanInterchange for Bulldogs is number 16 Max King
Interchange for Cowboys is number 18 Jake GranvilleInterchange for Bulldogs is number 17 Chris Patolo
Replacement for Cowboys is number 19 Scott DrinkwaterReplacement for Bulldogs is number 20 Aaron Schoupp
- Referee: Ben Cummins
- Touch Judge: Liam Kennedy
- Touch Judge: Nick Morel
- Senior Review Official: Steve Chiddy