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Only 12 hours after leaving Cowboys HQ following a memorable elimination final win against Brisbane, the Toyota Cowboys held their post-match recovery session alongside the local families enjoying a Sunday morning at the Kirwan Aquatic Centre.

Assistant coach David Furner said fullback Michael Morgan (concussion) and Kyle Feldt (ankle) would both be available for selection for this weekend’s clash with the Roosters after being given the okay by North Queensland’s medical staff.

The Cowboys will head south on Thursday to face the reigning premiers at Allianz Stadium on Friday night, with the winner to face South Sydney in a preliminary final.

“They’re a very good side and they didn’t just fluke getting the minor premiership,” Furner said of the Roosters, who lost by a point to Penrith on Saturday.

“They’re a classy side with some very good players.

“We just need to make sure our preparation is right.

"It’s a short turnaround but that seems to suit our team this year.

“We’re just looking forward to keeping on going in the semi-final series.”

Furner said the Cowboys would just have to “wait and see” whether Tariq Sims is charged by the NRL’s match review committee on Monday after a second-half incident involving Brisbane fullback Justin Hodges.

“Just having a look at it, it seemed to be more of a head clash,” he said.

“Hopefully they’ll see it that way.”

Acknowledgement of Country

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