Unchanged NYC team in derby clash

North Queensland Toyota Cowboys national Youth Competition coach Todd Payten has named an unchanged lineup for this afternoon’s qualifying final against the Brisbane Broncos at Suncorp Stadium.

Payten will run 1-through-17 as named on Tuesday, with quartet Kalyn Ponga, Kyle Laybutt, Coen Hess and Viliame Kikau all returning to the side after being rested last weekend against the Titans. Bill Cullen and Trey Kemp drop off the extended bench.

The winner of today’s game advances to week three of the NYC Finals series to play in a grand final qualifier, while the loser will play a knockout final next weekend.

Today’s match pits team 2 against team 3. The game kicks off at 5.15pm at Suncorp Stadium.

COWBOYS:  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.