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St George Illawarra Dragons vs North Queensland Cowboys: NRL live scores

28th August, 2021
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St. George Illawarra Dragons

26

Match Complete

North Queensland Cowboys

38

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St. George Illawarra Dragons

26

Match Complete

North Queensland Cowboys

38

80H. Tabuai-Fidow
80V. Holmes
Z. Lomax68
M. Ravalawa67
53K. Feldt
51V. Holmes
50H. Luki
49V. Holmes
47T. Dearden
46V. Holmes
45B. Hampton
Z. Lomax40
T. Sloan39
30K. Feldt
J. Sullivan27
Z. Lomax25
M. Ravalawa23
Z. Lomax12
8V. Holmes
7R. Robson

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0
Penalty Goals
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Field Goals
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Two sides with hefty losing streaks battle in Rockhampton to start Saturday afternoon’s action, with the St George Illawarra Dragons and North Queensland Cowboys out to defy horror recent runs. Tune in to the action from Browne Park with live scores on The Roar from 3pm (AEST).

Ten consecutive losses has seen the Cowboys slump from finals contention to second-last on the ladder. It has been a frustrating first season in charge for Todd Payten, his team leaking more points than any other side in the NRL – yep, even the Bulldogs – to fall even behind state rivals the Broncos.

However, they should be bolstered by the return of captain Jason Taumalolo, though he continues to battle a hand injury; while young gun Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow was eased back into first-grade in last week’s loss to the Eels. Kyle Feldt (jaw) and Murray Taulagi (concussion) are also back in the frame, shifting Valentine Holmes to a new role in the centres.

The Dragons would need literally everything feasible to go right from here to sneak into the finals – but let’s face it, the Saints are just about cooked. With six straight losses, about the best they could muster is a drought-snapping victory to close out the year with that winning feeling again – especially given they play the Rabbitohs in the last round.

There were signs of life in their loss to the Roosters last week, but conceding 40 points was never going to result in a positive outcome, and tightening up their defence will be a priority for Anthony Griffin in coming years.

Tyrell Sloan returns to fullback as Matt Dufty is once again on the chopping block; while Freddy Lussick will start on the bench in his first game for the club since being loaned from the Roosters.

Game information

Kick-off: 3pm (AEST)
Venue: Browne Park, Rockhampton
TV: Fox League
Online: Kayo Sports, Foxtel Now, Foxtel GO
Betting: Dragons $1.72, Cowboys $2.12 (odds via PlayUp)

Teams

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St George Illawarra Dragons
1. Tyrell Sloan, 2. Mat Feagai, 3. Jack Bird, 4. Zac Lomax, 5. Mikaele Ravalawa, 6. Talatau Amone, 7. Corey Norman, 8. Blake Lawrie, 9. Jayden Sullivan, 10. Josh McGuire, 11. Billy Burns, 12. Tariq Sims (c), 13. Jack de Belin

Bench/Reserves: 14. Freddy Lussick, 15. Tyrell Fuimaono, 16. Daniel Alvaro, 17. Jackson Ford | 19. Poasa Faamausili, 20. Gerard Beale

North Queensland Cowboys
1. Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow, 2. Kyle Feldt, 3. Valentine Holmes, 4. Ben Hampton, 5. Murray Taulagi, 6. Scott Drinkwater, 7. Tom Dearden, 8. Jason Taumalolo (c), 9. Reece Robson, 10. Jordan McLean, 11. Ben Condon, 12. Heilum Luki, 13. Reuben Cotter

Bench/Reserves: 14. Jake Granville, 15. Jeremiah Nanai, 16. Mitchell Dunn, 17. Griffin Neame | 18. Tom Gilbert, 19. Daejarn Asi

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