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Fifteen times multiple Cowboys debuted on the same day

When North Queensland Toyota Cowboys pair Griffin Neame and Jeremiah Nanai run out onto Queensland Country Bank Stadium on Saturday evening, it will mark just the 16th match in club history where multiple Cowboys have made their NRL debut in the same game. 

The pair, who were named on the bench by Todd Payten on Tuesday, will become the first group in almost four years, and just the fourth in more than 11 years to make their NRL debut together. 

Multiple NRL debuts in the same game

Ian Dunemann & Damian Gibson                               Round 1, 1995

Steven Holmes & Justin Loomans                              Round 4, 1995

Faron Anderson & Reggie Cressbrook                      Round 15, 1995

Shane Howarth & Whetu Taewa                                Round 2, 1996

Marshall Miller & Graham White                               Round 15, 1996

Scott Asimus & Shaun Valentine                              Round 14, 1999

Trent Leis & Matthew Bowen                                    Round 1, 2001

Tarin Bradford & Chris Shepard                                Round 4, 2001

Ashley Alberts & Ty Williams                                      Round 4, 2002

Aaron Payne & Simon Phillips                                    Round 12, 2002

Gavin Cooper & Clint Amos                                        Round 2, 2006

Brandon Boar & Sam Bowie                                       Round 16, 2008

Dane Hogan & Michael Morgan                                 Round 9, 2010

Sam Hoare, Zac Santo & Ben Spina                          Round 17, 2014

Shane Wright & Enari Tuala                                       Round 24, 2017

Acknowledgement of Country

North Queensland Cowboys respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.