North Queensland Toyota Cowboys coach Paul Green has made two changes to the squad for their round 2 match against the Knights at 1300SMILES Stadium on Saturday night.

Green has shown faith with the run-on side that was beaten by the Roosters last week, but has opted to bring in Kelepi Tanginoa in place of Glenn Hall on the bench.

It will be a belated birthday present for the 21-year-old who is set to make his debut for the Cowboys, while Lachlan Coote has been selected as 18th man.

Johnathan Thurston and Robert Lui will again be the halves, while Justin O’Neill retains his spot on the right wing.

North Queensland Toyota Cowboys v Newcastle Knights
Round 2, 2015 NRL Telstra Premiership
8pm, Saturday 14 March, 1300SMILES Stadium

1 Michael Morgan
2 Justin O’Neill
3 Matthew Wright
4 Kane Linnett
5 Antonio Winterstein
6 Robert Lui
7 Johnathan Thurston (c)
8 Matt Scott (c)
9 Rory Kostjasyn
10 Ben Hannant
11 Gavin Cooper
12 Ethan Lowe
13 Jason Taumalolo

Interchange:
14 Jake Granville
15 Kelepi Tanginoa
16 Scott Bolton
17 James Tamou
18 Lachlan Coote

Coach: Paul Green