Cowboys named for elimination final
North Queensland Toyota Cowboys coach Paul Green has again made no changes to his squad of 17 for the elimination final against Brisbane at 1300SMILES Stadium on Saturday night.
It will be an NRL finals debut in Cowboys colours for winger Kyle Feldt and centre Tautau Moga, while 12 of this week’s squad of 17 played in North Queensland’s finals game last season against Cronulla.
After finishing the home and away season in fifth place, the Cowboys will be shooting for an 11th consecutive win at home this season.
Their only defeat came back in round three against the NZ Warriors.
North Queensland have been victorious in both of their previous finals matches against Brisbane, winning 10-0 in 2004 and 33-16 in 2012.
Saturday night’s winner will remain alive in the 2014 premiership and face the loser of the Roosters v Penrith match in week two.
Kick off on Saturday will be at 7.55pm.
NORTH QUEENSLAND TOYOTA COWBOYS v BRISBANE BRONCOS
First Elimination Final, 2014 Telstra Premiership Finals Series
7.55pm, Saturday 13 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
NORTHERN PRIDE: Ethan Lowe, Hezron Murgha, Ricky Thorby, Javid Bowen, Patrick Kaufusi
INJURED: Brent Tate, Lachlan Coote, Cameron King, Ben Spina, Joel Riethmuller