Hometown captains for NYC trial
Saturday 16 February 2013 4:56 PM
Two former Cairns juniors will have the honour of captaining the North Queensland Toyota Cowboys NYC squad in tonight’s first 2013 pre-season trial against Northern Pride in their hometown at Barlow Park.
Both Jack Svendsen and Jayden Hodges are part of the leadership group who are in contention to be the Cowboys’ under-20s captain for the 2013 season, with coach Todd Wilson yet to decide on a full-time skipper.
Two other members of tonight’s team, Sam Foster and Zac Santo, will be the captains next weekend against the Mackay Cutters in Mackay.
Wingers Zac Mackay and Lenny Magey and five-eighth Alex Grant are the new faces in the starting team to face the Pride, whose lineup includes three members of the Cowboys’ NRL squad – Blake Leary, Ethan Lowe and Felise Kaufusi.
Mackay joined the Cowboys from Penrith earlier this year, while Magey hails from Wests in Brisbane and Grant is from the Ballina Seagulls.
On the bench are six players new to the Cowboys in 2013 – Jorden White, PJ Webb, Sean Young, Andrew Asi-Hunt Niemoller, Mitchell Grimes and triallist Kunro Kalo from Vanuatu.
Tonight’s game kicks off at Barlow Park at 5.30pm.
North Queensland Toyota Cowboys NYC: 1 Zac Santo, 2 Zac Mackay, 3 Javid Bowen, 4 Samsen O’Neill, 5 Len Magey, 6 Alex Grant, 7 Sam Foster, 8 Damon Tauroa-Rauhihi, 9 Jayden Hodges, 10 Patrick Kaufusi, 11 Jack Kelleher, 12 Jack Svendsen, 13 Chris Grevsmuhl. Interchange: 14 Jorden White, 15 PJ Webb, 16 Jack Rycen, 17 Sean Young, 18 Andrew Asi-Hunt Niemoller, 19 Kunro Kalo, 20 Brady Williams, 21 Mitchell Grimes, 22 Corey Jensen.