How to watch North Queensland Cowboys vs Canterbury Bulldogs NRL live and match preview
Last year's cellar dwellers come face to face to open the 2022 NRL season, with one of them set for a flying start.
Season 2021 was a disaster for both of these teams with just 10 wins between them. They ended up occupying the bottom 2 spots on the ladder in a year best forgotten by supporters of both clubs.
The Bulldogs suffered losing streaks of 10, 6 and 5 during the season while the Cowboys lost 10 in a row themselves after sitting in a reasonable position at 5-6 at the midway point of the year.
When is the North Queensland Cowboys vs Canterbury Bulldogs clash?
The clash gets underway at 6:15pm AEDT on Sunday 13 March at Queensland Country Bank Stadium in Townsville.
How to watch North Queensland Cowboys vs Canterbury Bulldogs live
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Stream North Queensland Cowboys vs Canterbury Bulldogs on Kayo
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Who will win North Queensland Cowboys vs Canterbury Bulldogs?
The Bulldogs recruited heavily in the off season and are full of optimism that a 5-year stint out of the finals might come to end. Their trial form says otherwise though with a heavy defeat to Cronulla in their most recent outing.
Matt Burton, Josh Addo-Carr, Matt Dufty, Tevita Pangai Junior and Paul Vaughan will add class but might take some time to gel.
The Cowboys' recruiting drive hasn't been as big, but they have made some structural changes in the hope of being more competitive.
The Bulldogs have won just 2 of their last 16 matches in Queensland and we think that poor record may continue as they keep finding their feet.
Cowboys vs Bulldogs team list
Referee: Chris Butler
Cowboys: 1. Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow 2. Kyle Feldt 3. Valentine Holmes 4. Peta Hiku 5. Murray Taulagi 6. Tom Dearden 7. Chad Townsend 8. Jamayne Taunoa-Brown 9. Reece Robson 10. Coen Hess 11. Heilum Luki 12. Jeremiah Nanai 13. Jason Taumalolo 14. Reuben Cotter 15. Jordan McLean 16. Mitchell Dunn 17. Tom Gilbert 18. Jake Granville 19. Scott Drinkwater 20. Griffin Neame 21. Brendan Elliot 22. Ben Condon
Bulldogs: 1. Matt Dufty 2. Jayden Okunbor 3. Braidon Burns 4. Brent Naden 5. Josh Addo-Carr 6. Matt Burton 7. Jake Averillo 8. Luke Thompson 9. Jeremy Marshall-King 10. Paul Vaughan 11. Jack Hetherington 12. Tevita Pangai Junior 13. Josh Jackson 14. Bailey Biondi-Odo 15. Corey Waddell 16. Max King 17. Chris Patolo 18. Brandon Wakeham 19. Aaron Schoupp 20. Joe Stimson 21. Josh Cook 22. Ava Seumanufagai 23. Kyle Flanagan 24. Reece Hoffman
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