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2022 NRL Team Lists: Round 1

Official team lists, updates and injury news for round one of the  2022 Telstra Premiership season.

Round 1 team lists

Panthers v Sea Eagles, Thursday 8.05pm at BlueBet Stadium

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Panthers is number 1 Dylan Edwards
    Fullback for Sea Eagles is number 1 Tom Trbojevic
  • Winger for Panthers is number 2 Charlie Staines
    Winger for Sea Eagles is number 2 Jason Saab
  • Centre for Panthers is number 3 Izack Tago
    Centre for Sea Eagles is number 3 Brad Parker
  • Centre for Panthers is number 4 Stephen Crichton
    Centre for Sea Eagles is number 4 Morgan Harper
  • Winger for Panthers is number 5 Brian To'o
    Winger for Sea Eagles is number 5 Reuben Garrick
  • Five-Eighth for Panthers is number 6 Jarome Luai
    Five-Eighth for Sea Eagles is number 6 Kieran Foran
  • Halfback for Panthers is number 7 Sean O'Sullivan
    Halfback for Sea Eagles is number 7 Daly Cherry-Evans

Forwards

  • Prop for Panthers is number 8 Moses Leota
    Prop for Sea Eagles is number 8 Toafofoa Sipley
  • Hooker for Panthers is number 9 Apisai Koroisau
    Hooker for Sea Eagles is number 9 Lachlan Croker
  • Prop for Panthers is number 10 James Fisher-Harris
    Prop for Sea Eagles is number 10 Martin Taupau
  • 2nd Row for Panthers is number 11 Viliame Kikau
    2nd Row for Sea Eagles is number 11 Haumole Olakau'atu
  • 2nd Row for Panthers is number 12 Liam Martin
    2nd Row for Sea Eagles is number 12 Ethan Bullemor
  • Lock for Panthers is number 13 Isaah Yeo
    Lock for Sea Eagles is number 13 Jake Trbojevic

Interchange

  • Interchange for Panthers is number 14 Mitch Kenny
    Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 14 Tolutau Koula
  • Interchange for Panthers is number 15 Scott Sorensen
    Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 15 Karl Lawton
  • Interchange for Panthers is number 16 Spencer Leniu
    Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 16 Sean Keppie
  • Interchange for Panthers is number 20 Jaeman Salmon
    Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 17 Taniela Paseka

Reserves

  • Replacement for Panthers is number 18 Chris Smith
    Replacement for Sea Eagles is number 18 Morgan Boyle

Match Officials

  • Referee: Adam Gee
  • Touch Judge: Kasey Badger
  • Touch Judge: Dave Munro
  • Senior Review Official: Ashley Klein

Last updated:

Panthers: With Nathan Cleary (shoulder) ruled out until at least round four, Sean O'Sullivan makes his club debut at halfback. Izack Tago and Stephen Crichton are the centres with Charlie Staines back on the wing. Liam Martin and Viliame Kikau start in the back row following Kurt Capewell's move to the Broncos.

Robert Jennings, J'maine Hopgood, Taylan May, Kurt Falls and Soni Luke were omitted from the squad 24 hours before kick-off. 

Sea Eagles: Haumole Olakau'atu has surprisingly been named to make an early return from an elbow injury suffered against the Raiders in the trials. Ethan Bullemor is his second-row partner with Josh Schuster currently sidelined by an ankle injury. Exciting rookie Tolutau Koula makes his debut off the bench with Dylan Walker absent. Toff Sipley starts alongside Marty Taupau in the front row.

Andrew Davey, James Roumanos, Jorge Taufua, Alec Tuitavake and Kaeo Weekes were cut from the extended squad 24 hours before kick-off.

Raiders v Sharks, Friday 6pm at GIO Stadium

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Raiders is number 1 Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad
    Fullback for Sharks is number 1 William Kennedy
  • Winger for Raiders is number 2 Nick Cotric
    Winger for Sharks is number 2 Sione Katoa
  • Centre for Raiders is number 3 James Schiller
    Centre for Sharks is number 3 Jesse Ramien
  • Centre for Raiders is number 4 Matthew Timoko
    Centre for Sharks is number 4 Ronaldo Mulitalo
  • Winger for Raiders is number 5 Semi Valemei
    Winger for Sharks is number 5 Matt Ikuvalu
  • Five-Eighth for Raiders is number 6 Jack Wighton
    Five-Eighth for Sharks is number 6 Matt Moylan
  • Halfback for Raiders is number 7 Brad Schneider
    Halfback for Sharks is number 7 Nicholas Hynes

Forwards

  • Prop for Raiders is number 8 Josh Papalii
    Prop for Sharks is number 8 Toby Rudolf
  • Hooker for Raiders is number 9 Josh Hodgson
    Hooker for Sharks is number 9 Blayke Brailey
  • Prop for Raiders is number 10 Joseph Tapine
    Prop for Sharks is number 10 Braden Hamlin-Uele
  • 2nd Row for Raiders is number 11 Hudson Young
    2nd Row for Sharks is number 11 Briton Nikora
  • 2nd Row for Raiders is number 12 Corey Harawira-Naera
    2nd Row for Sharks is number 12 Teig Wilton
  • Lock for Raiders is number 13 Elliott Whitehead
    Lock for Sharks is number 13 Dale Finucane

Interchange

  • Interchange for Raiders is number 14 Tom Starling
    Interchange for Sharks is number 14 Aiden Tolman
  • Interchange for Raiders is number 15 Emre Guler
    Interchange for Sharks is number 15 Siosifa Talakai
  • Interchange for Raiders is number 16 Adam Elliott
    Interchange for Sharks is number 16 Royce Hunt
  • Interchange for Raiders is number 17 Corey Horsburgh
    Interchange for Sharks is number 17 Andrew Fifita

Reserves

  • Replacement for Raiders is number 23 Xavier Savage
    Replacement for Sharks is number 18 Luke Metcalf

Match Officials

  • Referee: Ben Cummins
  • Touch Judge: Darian Furner
  • Touch Judge: Matt Noyen
  • Senior Review Official: Chris Butler

Last updated:

Raiders: After debuting in round 11 last year against the Storm, Brad Schneider is back for his second NRL game, taking the halfback role in the absence of Jamal Fogarty (knee).

James Schiller debuts in the centres alongside Matt Timoko. Veteran centre Jarrod Croker will return via reserve grade.

Fullback Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad has kept Xavier Savage out of the 17.

Former Bulldog Adam Elliott makes his club debut from the bench.

Sharks: Ronaldo Mulitalo starts in the centres with recruit Matt Ikuvalu on the wing and Connor Tracey not in the squad.

Teig Wilton replaces injured skipper Wade Graham in the back row, recruit Dale Finucane captains the side from lock and Andrew Fifita earns a bench spot in his first NRL game since a horror throat injury ended his 2021 season.

Broncos v Rabbitohs, Friday 8.05pm (AEDT), 7.05pm (local time) at Suncorp Stadium

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Broncos is number 1 Jamayne Isaako
    Fullback for Rabbitohs is number 2 Alex Johnston
  • Winger for Broncos is number 2 Corey Oates
    Winger for Rabbitohs is number 5 Taane Milne
  • Centre for Broncos is number 3 Kotoni Staggs
    Centre for Rabbitohs is number 3 Jaxson Paulo
  • Centre for Broncos is number 4 Herbie Farnworth
    Centre for Rabbitohs is number 4 Campbell Graham
  • Winger for Broncos is number 5 Selwyn Cobbo
    Winger for Rabbitohs is number 19 Josh Mansour
  • Five-Eighth for Broncos is number 6 Billy Walters
    Five-Eighth for Rabbitohs is number 6 Cody Walker
  • Halfback for Broncos is number 7 Albert Kelly
    Halfback for Rabbitohs is number 7 Lachlan Ilias

Forwards

  • Prop for Broncos is number 8 Keenan Palasia
    Prop for Rabbitohs is number 8 Tevita Tatola
  • Hooker for Broncos is number 9 Jake Turpin
    Hooker for Rabbitohs is number 9 Damien Cook
  • Prop for Broncos is number 10 Payne Haas
    Prop for Rabbitohs is number 10 Mark Nicholls
  • 2nd Row for Broncos is number 11 Kurt Capewell
    2nd Row for Rabbitohs is number 11 Keaon Koloamatangi
  • 2nd Row for Broncos is number 12 Jordan Riki
    2nd Row for Rabbitohs is number 12 Jai Arrow
  • Lock for Broncos is number 13 Patrick Carrigan
    Lock for Rabbitohs is number 13 Cameron Murray

Interchange

  • Interchange for Broncos is number 14 Ryan James
    Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 14 Jacob Host
  • Interchange for Broncos is number 15 Rhys Kennedy
    Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 15 Siliva Havili
  • Interchange for Broncos is number 16 Teui Robati
    Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 16 Thomas Burgess
  • Interchange for Broncos is number 17 Tyrone Roberts
    Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 17 Michael Chee Kam

Reserves

  • Replacement for Broncos is number 19 Brenko Lee
    Replacement for Rabbitohs is number 18 Davvy Moale

Match Officials

  • Referee: Ashley Klein
  • Touch Judge: Wyatt Raymond
  • Touch Judge: Todd Smith
  • Senior Review Official: Alan Shortall

Last updated:

Broncos: Billy Walters and Albert Kelly are the halves pairing with star recruit Adam Reynolds ruled out of round one following a COVID diagnosis.

Jamayne Isaako is the fullback with Selwyn Cobbo and Corey Oates on the wings.

Keenan Palasia starts at prop with Thomas Flegler suspended.  Kurt Capewell makes his club debut in the back row with Ryan James and Tyrone Roberts doing likewise from the interchange.

Rabbitohs: No surprises in Jason Demetriou's first team list with Blake Taaffe deputising for the suspended Latrell Mitchell at fullback and Lachlan Ilias replacing Adam Reynolds in the No.7 jersey.

Jaxson Paulo slides into the centres, Taane Milne starts on the wing, Jai Arrow starts on an edge and Michael Chee Kam makes his club debut on the bench.

Roosters v Knights, Saturday 3.00pm at SCG

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Roosters is number 1 James Tedesco
    Fullback for Knights is number 1 Kalyn Ponga
  • Winger for Roosters is number 2 Daniel Tupou
    Winger for Knights is number 2 Dominic Young
  • Centre for Roosters is number 3 Billy Smith
    Centre for Knights is number 3 Dane Gagai
  • Centre for Roosters is number 4 Joseph Manu
    Centre for Knights is number 4 Bradman Best
  • Winger for Roosters is number 5 Paul Momirovski
    Winger for Knights is number 5 Enari Tuala
  • Five-Eighth for Roosters is number 6 Sam Walker
    Five-Eighth for Knights is number 6 Jake Clifford
  • Halfback for Roosters is number 7 Luke Keary
    Halfback for Knights is number 7 Adam Clune

Forwards

  • Prop for Roosters is number 10 Lindsay Collins
    Prop for Knights is number 8 David Klemmer
  • Hooker for Roosters is number 9 Connor Watson
    Hooker for Knights is number 9 Chris Randall
  • Prop for Roosters is number 15 Fletcher Baker
    Prop for Knights is number 10 Jacob Saifiti
  • 2nd Row for Roosters is number 11 Angus Crichton
    2nd Row for Knights is number 11 Tyson Frizell
  • 2nd Row for Roosters is number 12 Sitili Tupouniua
    2nd Row for Knights is number 12 Lachlan Fitzgibbon
  • Lock for Roosters is number 13 Victor Radley
    Lock for Knights is number 13 Kurt Mann

Interchange

  • Interchange for Roosters is number 8 Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
    Interchange for Knights is number 14 Phoenix Crossland
  • Interchange for Roosters is number 14 Drew Hutchison
    Interchange for Knights is number 15 Mitchell Barnett
  • Interchange for Roosters is number 16 Nat Butcher
    Interchange for Knights is number 16 Leo Thompson
  • Interchange for Roosters is number 17 Siosiua Taukeiaho
    Interchange for Knights is number 17 Jirah Momoisea

Reserves

  • Replacement for Roosters is number 18 Kevin Naiqama
    Replacement for Knights is number 22 Mat Croker

Match Officials

  • Referee: Gerard Sutton
  • Touch Judge: Phil Henderson
  • Touch Judge: Jon Stone
  • Senior Review Official: Alan Shortall

Last updated:

Roosters: Sam Walker and Luke Keary team up for the first time in the halves as the champion No.6 returns from a knee reconstruction.

Also back on deck are Maroons prop Lindsay Collins, who injured his knee in round eight last year against this week's opponents Newcastle, and centre Joey Manu (fractured cheekbone).

Promising centre Billy Smith has been named to play just the sixth game of his career after an ankle injury cut short his 2021 season in round 19.

Connor Watson returns to the Roosters after four years in Newcastle and he'll fill the No.9 jersey with Sam Verrills not due back from suspension until round two.

Knights: Adam Clune steps up to fill Mitchell Pearce's shoes at halfback while Dane Gagai is back in Knights colours in the centres.

Blues Origin prop Daniel Saifiti is out with a small fracture in his left tibia and will be monitored for the next couple of weeks. His brother Jacob moves into the starting side and former Raiders and rugby union prop Leo Thompson will debut from the bench.

Kurt Mann has won the race for the lock position ahead of Phoenix Crossland, who comes from the bench.

With Hymel Hunt sidelined by a knee injury Dominic Young gets a shot on the wing while Chris Randall is the hooker in the absence of Jayden Brailey (achilles).

Warriors v Dragons, Saturday 5.30pm (AEDT), 4.30pm (local time) at Sunshine Coast Stadium

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Warriors is number 1 Chanel Harris-Tavita
    Fullback for Dragons is number 1 Tyrell Sloan
  • Winger for Warriors is number 2 Dallin Watene-Zelezniak
    Winger for Dragons is number 2 Cody Ramsey
  • Centre for Warriors is number 3 Viliami Vailea
    Centre for Dragons is number 3 Moses Suli
  • Centre for Warriors is number 4 Rocco Berry
    Centre for Dragons is number 4 Zac Lomax
  • Winger for Warriors is number 5 Marcelo Montoya
    Winger for Dragons is number 5 Mikaele Ravalawa
  • Five-Eighth for Warriors is number 6 Kodi Nikorima
    Five-Eighth for Dragons is number 6 Talatau Amone
  • Halfback for Warriors is number 7 Shaun Johnson
    Halfback for Dragons is number 7 Ben Hunt

Forwards

  • Prop for Warriors is number 8 Addin Fonua-Blake
    Prop for Dragons is number 8 Aaron Woods
  • Hooker for Warriors is number 9 Wayde Egan
    Hooker for Dragons is number 9 Andrew McCullough
  • Prop for Warriors is number 10 Bunty Afoa
    Prop for Dragons is number 10 Blake Lawrie
  • 2nd Row for Warriors is number 11 Euan Aitken
    2nd Row for Dragons is number 11 Jack Bird
  • 2nd Row for Warriors is number 12 Eliesa Katoa
    2nd Row for Dragons is number 12 Jaydn Su'A
  • Lock for Warriors is number 13 Josh Curran
    Lock for Dragons is number 13 Jack De Belin

Interchange

  • Interchange for Warriors is number 14 Jazz Tevaga
    Interchange for Dragons is number 14 Moses Mbye
  • Interchange for Warriors is number 15 Ben Murdoch-Masila
    Interchange for Dragons is number 15 Francis Molo
  • Interchange for Warriors is number 16 Aaron Pene
    Interchange for Dragons is number 16 Josh Kerr
  • Interchange for Warriors is number 17 Bayley Sironen
    Interchange for Dragons is number 17 Jack Gosiewski

Reserves

  • Replacement for Warriors is number 18 Jack Murchie
    Replacement for Dragons is number 18 Jackson Ford

Match Officials

  • Referee: Peter Gough
  • Touch Judge: Ziggy Przeklasa-Adamski
  • Senior Review Official: Ashley Klein

Last updated:

Warriors: Chanel Harris-Tavita starts at fullback in the absence of Reece Walsh, who is due back in round two. Shaun Johnson is back in Warriors colours in the No.7 and he'll be partnered in the halves by Kodi Nikorima.

Teenage centre Viliami Vailea plays his third career game.

Storm recruit Aaron Pene makes his club debut as part of a strong bench which includes Jazz Tevaga, Ben Murdoch-Masila and Bayley Sironen.

Dragons: Coach Anthony Griffin obviously liked what he saw in the Charity Shield, naming the same starting 13 for the season opener. Young gun Tyrell Sloan gets the nod at fullback with Cody Ramsey on the wing while another rising star, Talatau Amone, partners skipper Ben Hunt in the halves.

Aaron Woods and Blake Lawrie are the starting props with Francis Molo and Josh Kerr backing them up from the bench.

Utility Moses Mbye returns from a quad injury to take his place on the bench alongside Molo, Kerr and forrmer Sea Eagle Jack Gosiewski.

George Burgess and Tariq Sims are the notable absentees from Griffin's first squad of 2022.

Wests Tigers v Storm, Saturday 7.35pm at Campbelltown Stadium

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Wests Tigers is number 1 Daine Laurie
    Fullback for Storm is number 1 Ryan Papenhuyzen
  • Winger for Wests Tigers is number 2 David Nofoaluma
    Winger for Storm is number 2 George Jennings
  • Centre for Wests Tigers is number 3 James Roberts
    Centre for Storm is number 3 Reimis Smith
  • Centre for Wests Tigers is number 4 Oliver Gildart
    Centre for Storm is number 4 Justin Olam
  • Winger for Wests Tigers is number 5 Ken Maumalo
    Winger for Storm is number 5 Xavier Coates
  • Five-Eighth for Wests Tigers is number 6 Jackson Hastings
    Five-Eighth for Storm is number 6 Nick Meaney
  • Halfback for Wests Tigers is number 7 Luke Brooks
    Halfback for Storm is number 7 Jahrome Hughes

Forwards

  • Prop for Wests Tigers is number 8 Alex Twal
    Prop for Storm is number 10 Christian Welch
  • Hooker for Wests Tigers is number 9 Jake Simpkin
    Hooker for Storm is number 9 Brandon Smith
  • Prop for Wests Tigers is number 10 Stefano Utoikamanu
    Prop for Storm is number 17 Nelson Asofa-Solomona
  • 2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 11 Kelma Tuilagi
    2nd Row for Storm is number 11 Felise Kaufusi
  • 2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 12 Luciano Leilua
    2nd Row for Storm is number 12 Kenneath Bromwich
  • Lock for Wests Tigers is number 13 Joe Ofahengaue
    Lock for Storm is number 13 Josh King

Interchange

  • Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 14 Tyrone Peachey
    Interchange for Storm is number 14 Tyran Wishart
  • Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 15 Luke Garner
    Interchange for Storm is number 16 Trent Loiero
  • Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 16 Zane Musgrove
    Interchange for Storm is number 19 Alec MacDonald
  • Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 17 Alex Seyfarth
    Interchange for Storm is number 25 Tepai Moeroa

Reserves

  • Replacement for Wests Tigers is number 18 Thomas Mikaele
    Replacement for Storm is number 22 Bronson Garlick

Match Officials

  • Referee: Chris Sutton
  • Touch Judge: Drew Oultram
  • Touch Judge: Nick Beashel
  • Senior Review Official: Steve Chiddy

Last updated:

Wests Tigers: Jackson Hastings, Oliver Gildart and Tyrone Peachey have been named to play their first game for the club. Hastings will play five-eighth alongside Luke Brooks while Gildart is in the centres and Peachey on the interchange.

Jake Simpkin starts at hooker with Jacob Liddle sidelined by a knee injury while Alex Twal starts for co-captain James Tamou, who returns from suspension in round two.

Luke Garner has recovered from an ankle injury to take his place on the bench.

Storm: Jesse Bromwich is out after being deemed a close contact of a COVID-19 case and will be replaced by Tepai Moeroa in the 24-man squad.

A huge boost for the Storm with star fullback Ryan Papenhuyzen (ankle) named to play while the man who filled the No.1 jersey in the trials, Nick Meaney, has been named at five-eighth.

Brandon Smith will start at hooker with Harry Grant suspended. Impressive rookie Tyran Wishart has won a spot on the bench alongside Jayden Nikorima, Trent Loiero and Nelson Asofa-Solomona.

Former Knight Josh King starts at lock and former Bronco Xavier Coates is on the wing.

Eels v Titans, Sunday 4.05pm at CommBank Stadium

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Eels is number 1 Clinton Gutherson
    Fullback for Titans is number 1 Jayden Campbell
  • Winger for Eels is number 2 Sean Russell
    Winger for Titans is number 2 Phillip Sami
  • Centre for Eels is number 3 Will Penisini
    Centre for Titans is number 3 Brian Kelly
  • Centre for Eels is number 4 Waqa Blake
    Centre for Titans is number 4 Patrick Herbert
  • Winger for Eels is number 5 Bailey Simonsson
    Winger for Titans is number 24 Greg Marzhew
  • Five-Eighth for Eels is number 6 Dylan Brown
    Five-Eighth for Titans is number 14 Will Smith
  • Halfback for Eels is number 7 Mitchell Moses
    Halfback for Titans is number 7 Toby Sexton

Forwards

  • Prop for Eels is number 8 Reagan Campbell-Gillard
    Prop for Titans is number 8 Moeaki Fotuaika
  • Hooker for Eels is number 9 Reed Mahoney
    Hooker for Titans is number 9 Erin Clark
  • Prop for Eels is number 10 Junior Paulo
    Prop for Titans is number 10 Isaac Liu
  • 2nd Row for Eels is number 11 Shaun Lane
    2nd Row for Titans is number 11 David Fifita
  • 2nd Row for Eels is number 12 Isaiah Papali'i
    2nd Row for Titans is number 12 Beau Fermor
  • Lock for Eels is number 13 Ryan Matterson
    Lock for Titans is number 13 Tino Fa'asuamaleaui

Interchange

  • Interchange for Eels is number 14 Makahesi Makatoa
    Interchange for Titans is number 15 Sam Lisone
  • Interchange for Eels is number 15 Oregon Kaufusi
    Interchange for Titans is number 16 Jaimin Jolliffe
  • Interchange for Eels is number 16 Ray Stone
    Interchange for Titans is number 17 Kevin Proctor
  • Interchange for Eels is number 17 Jake Arthur
    Interchange for Titans is number 19 Tanah Boyd

Reserves

  • Replacement for Eels is number 19 Bryce Cartwright
    Replacement for Titans is number 21 Esan Marsters

Match Officials

  • Referee: Grant Atkins
  • Touch Judge: Dave Munro
  • Touch Judge: Wyatt Raymond
  • Senior Review Official: Matt Noyen

Last updated:

Eels: Brad Arthur has named the same 17-man squad which was so impressive against premiers Penrith in the trials.

Co-captains Clint Gutherson and Junior Paulo lead a powerful squad which includes new recruit Bailey Simonsson among a sea of familiar faces.

Such is Parramatta's depth that quality first-graders Nathan Brown, Mitch Rein and Bryce Cartwright are among the reserves for the season opener.

Titans: Former Rooster Isaac Liu brings 203 games of experience into the front row, where he will partner Moeaki Fotuaika.

After starting every game last year in the front row Jarrod Wallace has been named among the reserves.

Another recruit Will Smith makes his club debut from the bench alongside Sam Lisone, Jaimin Joliffe and Kevin Proctor.

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

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

Last updated:

Cowboys: Inspirational 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.

Hiku has been named at centre, while Taunoa-Brown has completed an impressive pre-season with a starting front-row berth alongside Coen Hess.

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

Burns has beaten out Aaron Schoupp for a spot in the centres.

Jake Averillo will call the shots from halfback alongside Burton, while Jeremy Marshall-King fills the vital dummy half role with Bailey Biondi-Odo backing him up from the bench.

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