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North Queensland Toyota Cowboys under-20s coach Aaron Payne has made just one change to his team ahead of Saturday’s round 5 match against the St George Illawarra Dragons at 1300SMILES Stadium.

After sustaining a groin injury in last week’s thrilling 23-22 win over the Brisbane Broncos, winger Gideon Gela-Mosby has been ruled out of the team to play the Dragons and is expected to miss a number of games.

Alice Springs product Jesse Pomare-Anderson, 19, will play his second National Youth Competition match after making his debut last year.

The third-placed Cowboys have three wins from their opening four games and are one of six teams on six competition points after four competition rounds.

The 13th-placed Dragons are one win from their four matches to date.

North Queensland Toyota Cowboys NYC v St George Illawarra Dragons NYC
4.15pm, Saturday 2 April, 1300SMILES Stadium

1. Kalyn Ponga
2. Jesse Pomare-Anderson
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

Coach: Aaron Payne

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