Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs will host the first NRL fixture in Bundaberg in front of a sell out crowd when we face the North Queensland Cowboys at Salter Oval on Sunday 7th August, kicking off at 2:00PM AEST in Round 21 of the 2022 NRL Premiership.
The Bulldogs head into the match with some confidence after downing the Newcastle Knights 24-10 last Sunday. Just like Canterbury-Bankstown, North Queensland will be searching for three wins in a row. The Cowboys running out comfortable 34-8 winners against the St George Illawarra Dragons last weekend.
Match: Bulldogs v Cowboys
Round 21 -
Fullback for Bulldogs is number 1 Jake AverilloFullback for Cowboys is number 1 Scott Drinkwater
Winger for Bulldogs is number 2 Jacob KirazWinger for Cowboys is number 2 Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow
Centre for Bulldogs is number 3 Aaron SchouppCentre for Cowboys is number 3 Valentine Holmes
Centre for Bulldogs is number 4 Braidon BurnsCentre for Cowboys is number 4 Peta Hiku
Winger for Bulldogs is number 5 Josh Addo-CarrWinger for Cowboys is number 5 Murray Taulagi
Five-Eighth for Bulldogs is number 6 Matt BurtonFive-Eighth for Cowboys is number 6 Tom Dearden
Halfback for Bulldogs is number 7 Kyle FlanaganHalfback for Cowboys is number 7 Chad Townsend
Prop for Bulldogs is number 8 Max KingProp for Cowboys is number 8 Jamayne Taunoa-Brown
Hooker for Bulldogs is number 9 Jeremy Marshall-KingHooker for Cowboys is number 9 Reece Robson
Prop for Bulldogs is number 10 Paul VaughanProp for Cowboys is number 10 Coen Hess
2nd Row for Bulldogs is number 11 Josh Jackson2nd Row for Cowboys is number 11 Tom Gilbert
2nd Row for Bulldogs is number 12 Jackson Topine2nd Row for Cowboys is number 12 Jeremiah Nanai
Lock for Bulldogs is number 23 Raymond Faitala-MarinerLock for Cowboys is number 13 Jason Taumalolo
Interchange for Bulldogs is number 13 Tevita Pangai JuniorInterchange for Cowboys is number 14 Jake Granville
Interchange for Bulldogs is number 14 Zach Dockar-ClayInterchange for Cowboys is number 15 Reuben Cotter
Interchange for Bulldogs is number 15 Joe StimsonInterchange for Cowboys is number 16 Luciano Leilua
Interchange for Bulldogs is number 17 Chris PatoloInterchange for Cowboys is number 17 Griffin Neame
Replacement for Bulldogs is number 16 Harrison EdwardsReplacement for Cowboys is number 19 Brendan Elliot
- Referee: Adam Gee
- Touch Judge: Wyatt Raymond
- Touch Judge: Nick Beashel
- Senior Review Official: Matt Noyen
Bulldogs: Mick Potter has named the same 17 that got the job done against the Knights. Raymond Faitala-Mariner is listed among the reserves as he looks to return from the rib cartilage injury that sidelined him in Round 19.
Cowboys: Winger Kyle Feldt will miss two games with a hamstring injury and his place is taken by Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow. Veteran Jake Granville is the new man on the bench.
Jake Averillo v Scott Drinkwater: Local junior Jake Averillo will face a sturdy test when he goes head-to-head with Scott Drinkwater. The Bulldogs fullback has cemented his spot in the line-up with six tries to his name after making a successful transition. Drinkwater has played an important part in the Cowboy's spine in 2022. He has been dangerous from all parts of the field, creating try scoring opportunities for team mates. This is reflected in the accumulation of 14 tries assists and 8 linebreaks in 15 appearances this season.
The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs will host a special home fixture in Bundberg, taking on the North Queensland Cowboys at Salter Oval this Sunday afternoon kicking off at 2:00PM AEST.