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Bulldogs v Cowboys: Round 21 Pregame Notes

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.

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Bulldogs is number 1 Jake Averillo
    Fullback for Cowboys is number 1 Scott Drinkwater
  • Winger for Bulldogs is number 2 Jacob Kiraz
    Winger for Cowboys is number 2 Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow
  • Centre for Bulldogs is number 3 Aaron Schoupp
    Centre for Cowboys is number 3 Valentine Holmes
  • Centre for Bulldogs is number 4 Braidon Burns
    Centre for Cowboys is number 4 Peta Hiku
  • Winger for Bulldogs is number 5 Josh Addo-Carr
    Winger for Cowboys is number 5 Murray Taulagi
  • Five-Eighth for Bulldogs is number 6 Matt Burton
    Five-Eighth for Cowboys is number 6 Tom Dearden
  • Halfback for Bulldogs is number 7 Kyle Flanagan
    Halfback for Cowboys is number 7 Chad Townsend

Forwards

  • Prop for Bulldogs is number 8 Max King
    Prop for Cowboys is number 8 Jamayne Taunoa-Brown
  • Hooker for Bulldogs is number 9 Jeremy Marshall-King
    Hooker for Cowboys is number 9 Reece Robson
  • Prop for Bulldogs is number 10 Paul Vaughan
    Prop for Cowboys is number 10 Coen Hess
  • 2nd Row for Bulldogs is number 11 Josh Jackson
    2nd Row for Cowboys is number 11 Tom Gilbert
  • 2nd Row for Bulldogs is number 12 Jackson Topine
    2nd Row for Cowboys is number 12 Jeremiah Nanai
  • Lock for Bulldogs is number 23 Raymond Faitala-Mariner
    Lock for Cowboys is number 13 Jason Taumalolo

Interchange

  • Interchange for Bulldogs is number 13 Tevita Pangai Junior
    Interchange for Cowboys is number 14 Jake Granville
  • Interchange for Bulldogs is number 14 Zach Dockar-Clay
    Interchange for Cowboys is number 15 Reuben Cotter
  • Interchange for Bulldogs is number 15 Joe Stimson
    Interchange for Cowboys is number 16 Luciano Leilua
  • Interchange for Bulldogs is number 17 Chris Patolo
    Interchange for Cowboys is number 17 Griffin Neame

Reserves

  • Replacement for Bulldogs is number 16 Harrison Edwards
    Replacement for Cowboys is number 19 Brendan Elliot

Match Officials

  • Referee: Adam Gee
  • Touch Judge: Wyatt Raymond
  • Touch Judge: Nick Beashel
  • Senior Review Official: Matt Noyen

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Team News

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.

Key Match-Up

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.

 

Acknowledgement of Country

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs respect and honour the Darug and Eora nations, who are the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.