North Queensland Toyota Cowboys coach Paul Green has again left his squad of 17 unchanged for the round 26 NRL clash with ladder leaders Manly at 1300SMILES Stadium on Saturday night.
Centre Kane Linnett is free to play after lodging an early guilty plea to a grade one dangerous throw charge from last night’s thrilling victory against Cronulla. He has incurred 93 penalty points.
With a top-eight slot almost certainly secured, the fifth-placed Cowboys will be shooting for a club record 10th consecutive win at home this season.
Their only defeat came back in round three against the NZ Warriors.
In other Cowboys news, five-eighth Robert Lui has extended his contract with the club until the end of the 2015 season.
Lui has played in all but one of North Queensland’s 23 NRL matches in 2014 to take his club tally to 39 games.
North Queensland Toyota Cowboys v Manly Sea Eagles
Round 26, 2014 Telstra Premiership
7.30pm, Saturday 6 September, 1300SMILES Stadium
1 Michael Morgan
2 Kyle Feldt
3 Tautau Moga
4 Kane Linnett
5 Antonio Winterstein
6 Robert Lui
7 Johnathan Thurston (c)
8 Matt Scott (c)
9 Rory Kostjasyn
10 Ashton Sims
11 Gavin Cooper
12 Tariq Sims
13 Jason Taumalolo
14 Ray Thompson
15 Scott Bolton
16 Glenn Hall
17 James Tamou
Coach: Paul Green
NORTHERN PRIDE: Ethan Lowe, Hezron Murgha, Ricky Thorby, Javid Bowen
INJURED: Brent Tate, Lachlan Coote, Cameron King, Ben Spina, Joel Riethmuller