Mitch Dunn | Photo: Charles Knight © NRLPhotos.com

NYC Cowboys to play ladder leaders

The North Queensland Toyota Cowboys under-20s team will go into Saturday’s round 6 game against defending premiers Penrith shooting for five wins on the trot.

The clash of the National Youth Competition heavyweights will see two big forward packs go head-to-head, with utility forward Tahanui Tatuvake to make his Cowboys NYC debut off the bench in place of hooker Calum Gahan.

Elsewhere, Mitch Dunn has been rewarded for a strong return from shoulder surgery with a starting spot while Cody Grills will come off the bench.

North Queensland Toyota Cowboys NYC v Penrith Panthers NYC
5.15pm, Saturday 9 April, Pepper 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. Mitchell Dunn
13. Jordan Kenworthy

Interchange:
14. Cody Grills
15. Tahanui Tatuvake
16. Ross Bella
17. Jack Lote

Coach: Aaron Payne