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Dragons name unchanged line-up for
St George Illawarra coach Nathan Brown has named an unchanged line-up for this Sunday's NRL match against the North Queensland Cowboys at Oki Jubilee Stadium.
Brown has decided to stick with the same side which narrowly defeated Souths 18-16 at a muddy Sydney Cricket Ground last Sunday.
Nathan Blacklock, who scored a try in the 7th minute of his return to rugby league in Premier League last weekend, will again start on the wing in Premier League for the Dragons against Balmain.
In other news, veteran forward Quentin Pongia arrives from France this Friday and will begin training with the Dragons next week. The Kiwi international played with the Raiders, the Warriors and the Roosters before venturing to Europe in 2001.
Pongia has been signed by Saints as a backup for Jason Ryles and Luke Bailey who are expected to be on State of Origin duties.
Dragons v Cowboys OKI Jubilee Stadium, Kogarah. Sunday 1st June 2003 Kickoff: 2.30pm NRL - DRAGONS V COWBOYS 12.30pm Premier League - Dragons v Balmain
Coach: Nathan Brown
1. Ben HORNBY 2. Amos ROBERTS 3. Chris NERO 4. Matt COOPER 5. Hassan SALEH 6. Dean BYRNE 7. Brett FIRMAN 8. Luke BAILEY 9. Mark RIDDELL 10. Jason RYLES 11. Brent KITE 12. Lance THOMPSON (c) 13. Shaun TIMMINS Res: 14. Ian DONNELLY 15. John CROSS 16. Dean YOUNG 17. Damien BOWER 18. Henry PERENARA
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