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The Dragons have named an unchanged starting line-up for their round 22 Telstra Premiership clash with the Warriors at Oki Jubilee Stadium this Sunday.
The only change is the inclusion of premier League five-eighth Damien Bower on the bench in place of the suspended Ashton Sims (1 week - early plea for dangerous throw) and as a possible back-up for Shaun Timmins.
Timmins will face the judiciary tomorrow night to dispute the grading of his grade 2 careless high tackle charge against former team-mate Colin Ward, now with the Panthers.
The Dragons, currently in eighth place, have not played the sixth-placed Warriors this year.
TEAM LIST - Sunday, August 10 - Oki Jubilee Stadium 2.30pm NRL: DRAGONS V WARRIORS 12pm Premier League: Dragons v Wests Magpies Ticket sales from 11am; Gates open 11.30am
NRL (Rd 22) Coach: Nathan Brown 1 Ben HORNBY 2. Nathan BLACKLOCK 3. David HOWELL 4. Matt COOPER 5. John WILSHERE 6. Shaun TIMMINS 7. Brett FIRMAN 8. Chris LEIKVOLL 9. Mark RIDDELL 10. Ian DONNELLY 11. Luke BAILEY 12. Lance THOMPSON (c) 13. Henry PERENARA
14. Damien BOWER 15. Brent KITE 16. John CROSS 17. Michael HOWELL 18. Dean YOUNG 19. Craig STAPLETON * TWO TO BE OMITTED
Premier Leagure (Rd 18) Coach: Michael Potter 1. Lee BENNETT 2. Hassan SALEH 3. Chris NERO 4. Ben CREAGH 5 Shane LALOATA 6. Don DICKSON 7. Dean BYRNE (c) 8. Jason ELLEM 9. Ryan POWELL 10. Steven SOUTHERN 11. Bryan NORRIE 12. Gary McBRIDE 13. Nathan TUTT
14. Sam FAUST 15. Robbie SIMPSON 16. Mark DALLE CORT 17. Josh ESSEX 22. Lachlan RUSSELL 23. Ben LINDE