NYC ramps up for qualifying derby

North Queensland Toyota Cowboys National Youth Competition coach Todd Payten has named his side to take on the Broncos in Saturday’s National Youth Competition qualifying semi-final at Suncorp Stadium.

The Cowboys finished the regular season in second place on the ladder, and take on the third-placed Broncos for the chance to advance to Week 3 of the finals series.

Fullback Kalyn Ponga, five-eighth Kyle Laybutt, backrower Coen Hess and prop Viliame Kikau return for the Cowboys after being rested in the team’s Round 26 game against the Titans.

The Cowboys-Broncos qualifying final kicks off at 5.15pm on Saturday, September 12 at Suncorp Stadium.

NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS NYC TEAM - QUALIFYING FINAL V BRISBANE BRONCOS:
5:15pm, Saturday 12 September, Suncorp Stadium
  
1. Kalyn Ponga
2. Gideon Mosby
3. Akeripa Tia Kilifi
4. Conor Carey
5. Scott Schulte
6. Kyle Laybutt
7. Cooper Bambling
8. Viliame Kikau
9. Brandon Smith
10. Braden Uele
11. Coen Hess
12. Temone Power
13. Jordan Kenworthy

Interchange:
14. Mitch Dunn
15. Kieran Quabba (c)
16. David Munro
17. Ross Bella
18. Bill Cullen
19. Trey Kemp

Coach: Todd Payten