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Toyota Cowboys NYC coach Todd Wilson has made three changes to his starting 13 for the round 15 match against Newcastle at Hunter Stadium on Monday night.

Josh Chudleigh returns from a two-match suspension at hooker, forcing Dan Clarke back to the interchange bench, while Samsen O’Neill replaces Rainer Power on the wing and Delayne Ashby takes over from Alex Grant at five-eighth.

Cooper Bambling, Coen Hess and Regan Grieve have been named to back up following the Queensland under-18 squad’s clash with New South Wales in Sydney tomorrow night.

After enjoying a weekend off due to the bye, the Cowboys returned to training on Monday night.

They come into round 15 in 13th position on 12 points on the ladder, four points outside the top eight.

Newcastle are in second place on 21 points after ending a three-game losing streak with a 28-24 win against the sixth-placed Roosters on Saturday night.

NYC North Queensland Toyota Cowboys v Newcastle Knights
4.45pm, Monday 23 June, Hunter Stadium
1 Yamba Bowie
2 Samsen O’Neill
3 Lenny Magey
4 Conor Carey
5 Scott Schulte
6 Delayne Ashby
7 Cooper Bambling
8 Viliame Kikau
9 Josh Chudleigh
10 Jack Kelleher (c)
11 Coen Hess
12 Corey Jensen
13 David Munro

14 Dan Clarke
15 Andrew Niemoeller
16 Regan Grieve
17 Michael Barclay

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.