Regan Grieve is set to become the latest member of the Townsville Stingers’ under-18 national championship team to make his NYC debut for the North Queensland Toyota Cowboys.
The 18-year-old, who was co-captain of the Stingers, has been included on a six-man interchange bench by coach Todd Wilson for Saturday night’s round 12 under-20s match against the Melbourne Storm at 1300SMILES Stadium.
A junior with the Mackay Magpies before making the move to Townsville where he linked with Centrals, Grieve can play in the back-row or as a centre.
If he does play this weekend, he will join fellow Stingers teammates Cooper Bambling and Coen Hess in making the step up to the under-20s competition.
The Cowboys have lost hooker Josh Chudleigh to a two-game suspension after he lodged an early guilty plea on a grade two dangerous throw charge from Sunday’s victory against Canberra.
However, they have regained skipper Jack Kelleher from a two-game ban.
Dan Clarke will replace Chudleigh at hooker and Kelleher has been named in the front-row with Michael Barclay dropping back to the bench.
Delayne Ashby has been recalled after one week out and will provide the back-up support to Clarke and the halves pairing of Bambling and five-eighth Alex Grant.
Melbourne are in ninth place place on the NYC ladder, while the Cowboys are 13th, four points outside the top eight.
North Queensland Toyota Cowboys v Melbourne Storm
NYC Round 12
5.15pm, Saturday 31 May, 1300SMILES Stadium
1 Yamba Bowie
2 Rainer Power
3 Lenny Magey
4 Conor Carey
5 Scott Schulte
6 Alex Grant
7 Cooper Bambling
8 Viliame Kikau
9 Dan Clarke
10 Jack Kelleher (c)
11 Coen Hess
12 Corey Jensen
13 David Munro
14 Delayne Ashby
15 Andrew Niemoeller
16 Regan Greive
17 Michael Barclay
18 Jack Brock
19 Kieran Quabba
Coach: Todd Wilson