Toyota Cowboys coach Paul Green has named an unchanged squad of 17 as North Queensland chase a fifth consecutive NRL victory in the Monday Night Football clash with Penrith at Sportingbet Stadium.
However, Tariq Sims will need to be successful at a judiciary hearing tomorrow night before he is able to make the trip south.
Sims has pleaded not guilty to a grade one dangerous contact charge which carries a one-week suspension if he is found guilty by the three-man judiciary panel.
The Cowboys have again elected not to name representative front-rower James Tamou who hasn’t played since aggravating a neck complaint in round 20 against Canterbury.
Kick off on Monday will be at 7pm.
North Queensland Toyota Cowboys v Penrith Panthers
Round 23, 2014 Telstra Premiership
7pm, Monday 18 August, Sportingbet Stadium
1 Michael Morgan
2 Tautau Moga
3 Matthew Wright
4 Kane Linnett
5 Antonio Winterstein
6 Robert Lui
7 Johnathan Thurston (c)
8 Matt Scott (c)
9 Rory Kostjasyn
10 Ashton Sims
11 Tariq Sims
12 Jason Taumalolo
13 Glenn Hall
14 Ray Thompson
15 Scott Bolton
16 Gavin Cooper
17 Sam Hoare
Coach: Paul Green
NORTHERN PRIDE: Ethan Lowe, Hezron Murgha, Ricky Thorby, Kyle Feldt, Javid Bowen
MACKAY CUTTERS: Curtis Rona, Zac Santo, Anthony Mitchell, John Asiata
INJURED: Brent Tate, James Tamou, Lachlan Coote, Cameron King, Ben Spina, Joel Riethmuller