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NRL TEAM LIST | Round 1 v Cowboys

NRL TEAM LIST | Round 1 v Cowboys

Ben Barba has won the coveted fullback spot with Jack Bird named in the centres for the Sharks round one match against the North Queensland Cowboys in Townsville.

Impressive in the NRL Nines, the All Stars match in Brisbane and in the Sharks final trial match against the Tigers, an in-form Barba is set to add plenty of attacking potency to his teams’ backline for their clash with the defending NRL premiers.

With Bird selected in the centres, Gerard Beale has been relegated to the Sharks interchange bench, however in naming a 19-man squad coach Shane Flanagan has kept his options open ahead of their trip to Townsville this weekend.

The Cowboys match will also see the debut of James Maloney in Sharks colours, with his combination with returning number 7 Chad Townsend set to be pivotal to their teams’ chances on Saturday.

The Sharks v Cowboys match is scheduled to kick off at 6.30pm local time (7.30pm Sydney time), with the game to be telecast on Fox Sports.

For those not making the trip north to Townsville, the Summertime Bar at Sharks Leagues Club will be showing the game live on the big screen.

The Sharks round one team list is below;

Sharks v Cowboys
Saturday, March 5
1300SMILES Stadium
Kick-off – 7.30pm (Sydney time)
– 6.30pm local Qld time
1-            Ben Barba
2-            Sosaia Feki
3-            Jack Bird
4-            Ricky Leutele
5-            Val Holmes
6-            James Maloney
7-            Chad Townsend
8-            Andrew Fifita
9-            Mick Ennis
10-          Sam Tagataese
11-          Luke Lewis
12-          Wade Graham
13-          Paul Gallen (c)
14-          Chris Heighington
15-          Matt Prior
16-          David Fifita
17-          Jayson Bukuya
18-          Gerard Beale
19-          Joseph Paulo

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