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North Queensland Toyota Cowboys coach Paul Green has called up Ben Spina for his first 2015 NRL hit-out in tonight's Reconciliation Cup clash against the Bulldogs at 1300SMILES Stadium.

Ray Thompson makes way for Spina on the bench, while the Cowboys are 1-13 with Johnathan Thurston, James Tamou and Matt Scott making their return after Kangaroos' representative duties last week.

Tonight is the first of back-to-back home games for the Cowboys side looking for their sixth straight win, followed up next Friday by the Queensland derby blockbuster against the Broncos.

Kick off is at 7.30pm – broadcast on Fox Sports 1 or listen to the Cowboys Call Team on 4TOFM.

COWBOYS: 1 Lachlan Coote, 2 Matthew Wright, 3 Justin O'Neill, 4 Kane Linnett, 5 Antonio Winterstein, 6 Michael Morgan, 7 Johnathan Thurston (c), 8 Matthew Scott (c), 9 Jake Granville, 10 James Tamou, 11 Gavin Cooper, 12 Ethan Lowe, 13 John Asiata. Interchange: 15 Rory Kostjasyn, 16 Ben Hannant, 17 Kelepi Tanginoa, 20 Ben Spina.

BULLDOGS: 1 Sam Perrett, 2 Curtis Rona, 3 Josh Morris, 4 Chase Stanley, 5 Corey Thompson, 6 Moses Mbye, 7 Trent Hodkinson, 8 Aiden Tolman (c), 9 Michael Lichaa, 10 David Klemmer, 11 Josh Jackson, 12 Tony Williams, 14 Sam Kasiano. Interchange: 15 Tim Browne, 16 Frank Pritchard, 22 Lloyd Perrett, 20 Antonio Kaufusi.