North Queensland Toyota Cowboys NYC coach Todd Payten has stuck with the side that thumped the Sydney Roosters in the opening round clash for their round two match-up against Newcastle.

Braden Uele and Viliame Kikau, who scored five tries between them last weekend, will again be the leaders in the engine room for the Cowboys.

Ty Carucci and Cooper Bambling will return in the halves with Kieran Quabba set to lead them out against last season’s minor premiers.

North Queensland Toyota Cowboys v Newcastle Knights NYC
5.45pm, Saturday 14 March, 1300SMILES Stadium

1. Yamba Bowie
2. Gideon Mosby
3. Akeripa Tia Kilifi
4. Conor Carey
5. Scott Schulte
6. Ty Carucci
7. Cooper Bambling
8. Viliame Kikau
9. Brandon Smith
10. Braden Uele
11. Coen Hess
12. Bill Cullen
13. Kieran Quabba (c)

Interchange:
14. Trey Kemp
15. David Munro
16. Andrew Niemoeller
17. Jordan Kenworthy

Coach: Todd Payten