Hess to make NRL debut in Rd 24
North Queensland Toyota Cowboys coach Paul Green has named teenage backrower Coen Hess to make his National Rugby League debut in the Round 24 clash with the Warriors at Mt Smart Stadium this Saturday.
Hess, who turned 19 last Friday, was named on the bench for the Warriors match, and will become the 256th player to don the Cowboys’ colours in the top grade.
Backrower John Asiata will start in place of the injured Gavin Cooper, who will sit out one match with an eye socket injury.
Kick-off for the Warriors game is at 7:30pm New Zealand time (5.30pm Queensland time) on Saturday, 22 August.
NORTH QUEENSLAND TOYOTA COWBOYS v NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS
Round 24, 2015 NRL Telstra Premiership
7:30pm (NZ), Saturday 22 August, Mt Smart Stadium
NYC: Cowboys v Sharks – 5:10pm (NZ), Saturday 22 August, Mt Smart Stadium
1. Lachlan Coote
2. Matthew Wright
3. Justin O’Neill
4. Kane Linnett
5. Antonio Winterstein
6. Michael Morgan
7. Johnathan Thurston (c)
8. Matt Scott (c)
9. Jake Granville
10. James Tamou
11. John Asiata
12. Ethan Lowe
13. Jason Taumalolo
14. Rory Kostjasyn
15. Coen Hess
16. Scott Bolton
17. Ben Hannant
Coach: Paul Green