Rehab report: New year update

James Tamou (neck): Cowboys medical staff are very happy with the progress the Test and Origin front-rower has made since his micro-discectomy in early December. After working hard on his weights and bike program in the Cowboys HQ gym over Christmas-New Year, Tamou will start running this week and skills training in the next fortnight.

Matt Scott (shoulder): The co-captain is completing all of the team’s training load apart from contact work which he will start at the end of the month.

Scott Bolton (shoulder): The forward is on a very similar program to Matt Scott after having shoulder surgery at the end of last season.