North Queensland Toyota Cowboys under-20s coach Aaron Payne has made just one injury-forced change to his team ahead of Friday’s round 4 match against the Broncos.

Utility Duarne Dempsey (ankle) comes out of the team, with back-up hooker Calum Gahan returning to the side after a couple of weeks out.

Payne has named bench forward Emry Pere in the No.18 jersey.

The second-placed Cowboys are now two wins and one loss from their opening three games, while the Broncos have one win and two losses.

North Queensland Toyota Cowboys NYC v Brisbane Broncos NYC
4.50pm, Friday 25 March, Suncorp Stadium

1. Kalyn Ponga
2. Gideon Gela-Mosby
3. Nathan Traill
4. Enari Tuala
5. Marcus Jensen
6. Ty Carucci
7. Cooper Bambling
8. Darryn Schonig
9. Brandon Smith
10. Nick Brown
11. Coen Hess
12. Cody Grills
13. Jordan Kenworthy
14. Calum Gahan
15. Mitchell Dunn
16. Ross Bella
17. Jack Lote
18. Emry Pere

Coach: Aaron Payne