North Queensland Cowboys head coach Paul Green has named an unchanged side for tonight’s National Rugby League elimination semi-final against the Cronulla Sharks at 1300SMILES Stadium. Interchange hooker Rory Kostjasyn returns to the 17 after missing last weekend’s qualifying final loss to the Broncos at Suncorp Stadium. Ray Thompson will warm up with the team as the non-playing 18th man. The winner of tonight’s clash will travel to Melbourne to take on the Storm in next Saturday’s preliminary final.
COWBOYS: 1 Lachlan Coote, 2 Kyle Feldt, 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 Gavin Cooper, 12 Ethan Lowe, 13 Jason Taumalolo. Interchange: 14 Rory Kostjasyn, 15 John Asiata, 16 Scott Bolton, 17 Ben Hannant.