Rep players back for NYC boost

North Queensland Toyota Cowboys NYC coach Todd Payten has named his side to take on Manly in Saturday’s round 19 clash at Brookvale Oval.

Payten welcomes Queensland under-20 players Coen Hess, Conor Carey and Gideon Gela-Mosby back into the side after the trio played in the State of Origin curtain-raiser against the young Blues last Wednesday.

Hess’s return in particular will be a boost for the young Cowboys, given that the powerful back-rower has been playing for the Mackay Cutters in the Intrust Super Cup in recent weeks.

Prop Braden Uele also gets a chance for the Cutters this weekend, while fullback Yamba Bowie returns to the squad after several weeks out with a hamstring injury.

This week's NYC game will be played on Saturday at Brookvale Oval, ahead of the NRL game on Monday night.

North Queensland Toyota Cowboys v Manly Sea Eagles NYC
12pm, Saturday 18 July, Brookvale Oval

1.Yamba Bowie
2. Gideon Gela-Mosby
3. Akeripa Tia Kilifi
4. Conor Carey
5. Scott Schulte
6. Kyle Laybutt
7. Cooper Bambling
8. Viliame Kikau
9. Andrew Niemoeller
10. Ross Bella
11. Coen Hess
12. Temone Power
13. Kieran Quabba (c)

Interchange:
14. Mitch Dunn
15. Brandon Smith
16. David Munro
17. Jordan Kenworthy

Coach: Todd Payten