Lachlan Coote will make his long-awaited debut for the North Queensland Toyota Cowboys at fullback against the Brisbane Broncos at Suncorp Stadium on Friday night.

Coach Paul Green has named the 24-year-old at one, with Michael Morgan moving to five-eighth, at the expense of Robert Lui, who will play Intrust Super Cup for the Townsville Blackhawks.

Despite suffering a concussion in last weekend’s loss to the Knights, Justin O’Neill has been named in the run-on side, while Kyle Feldt has retained his spot on the left wing.

In a week where he became a father for the second time, Johnathan Thurston will combine with Morgan in the halves against their state rivals.

The forward pack remains the same with Matt Scott leading their charge against the likes of Queensland teammate Corey Parker.  

John Asiata will be 18th man.

North Queensland Toyota Cowboys v Brisbane Broncos
Round 3, 2015 NRL Telstra Premiership
7.35pm (Qld), Friday 20 March, Suncorp Stadium

1 Lachlan Coote
2 Justin O’Neill
3 Matthew Wright
4 Kane Linnett
5 Kyle Feldt
6 Michael Morgan
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. John Asiata

Coach: Paul Green