Queensland under-18 halfback Cooper Bambling will return to the Toyota Cowboys’ NYC squad for the round 17 clash with St George Illawarra in Sydney on Saturday afternoon.

After recovering from a shoulder injury he picked up in the Maroons’ loss to the Blues last month, Bambling will replace Ty Carucci in one of two changes to the starting 13 that was beaten by South Sydney at the weekend.

The other alteration comes in the forward pack where Coen Hess returns from an ankle injury to replace Regan Grieve who will be on Queensland Schoolboys duties.

North Queensland Toyota Cowboys v St George Illawarra Dragons NYC
12.40pm, Saturday 5 July, Jubilee Oval, Kogaray

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

Interchange:
14 Dan Clarke
15 Andrew Niemoeller
16 Kieran Quabba
17 Michael Barclay

Coach: Todd Wilson