Injury has again forced North Queensland Toyota Cowboys under-20s coach Aaron Payne into a reshuffle heading into Friday’s Round 7 match against the Rabbitohs at 1300SMILES Stadium.
Back-rower Mitch Dunn’s shoulder injury woes have continued, the young utility re-injuring the joint in the team’s Round 6 loss to the Panthers following off-season surgery.
Cody Grills returns to the starting lineup, with back-up hooker Calum Gahan back in the 17.
Centre Bacho Salam returns to the side, moving into the centres and Nathan Traill moves to the wing.
Prop Ross Bella will start with Nick Brown starting from the bench.
The Cowboys have four wins from six games and sit third on the NYC ladder, while the eighth-placed Rabbitohs have three wins and three losses.
Gates open at 5.15pm – tickets available at cowboys.com.au/tickets.
North Queensland Toyota Cowboys NYC v South Sydney Rabbitohs NYC
5.35pm, Friday 15 April, 1300SMILES Stadium
1. Kalyn Ponga
2. Nathan Traill
3. Bacho Salam
4. Enari Tuala
5. Marcus Jensen
6. Ty Carucci
7. Cooper Bambling
8. Darryn Schonig
9. Brandon Smith
10. Ross Bella
11. Coen Hess
12. Cody Grills
13. Jordan Kenworthy
14. Calum Gahan
15. Tahanui Tatuvake
16. Nick Brown
17. Jack Lote
Coach: Aaron Payne