Cowboys team to play Dragons


North Queensland coach Graham Murray has wielded the axe ahead of this weekend's NRL clash against St George Illawarra in Wollongong. Murray has dropped Kiwi international David Faiumu and Queensland State of Origin forward Matt Scott as well as prop Mitchell Sargent. Giant prop Ray Cashmere will make his first grade debut while Clint Amos and Robert Tanielu have been promoted. Fullback Matt Bowen is in doubt for the Dragons game after suffering an ankle injury on Sunday. He will have scans on the injury today.

Cowboys: Matthew Bowen, Neil Sweeney, Josh Hannay, Paul Bowman, Matthew Sing, Justin Smith, Johnathan Thurston, Shane Tronc, Aaron Payne, Ray Cashmere, Luke O'Donnell, Carl Webb, Travis Norton (c) Interchange: Rod Jensen, Clint Amos, Jacob Lillyman, Robert Tanielu