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North Queensland Toyota Cowboys under-20s coach Aaron Payne has made several late changes to his team to take on the South Sydney Rabbitohs in today’s National Youth Competition game at 1300SMILES Stadium.

Jack Lote moves from the interchange bench to partner Ross Bella as the starting prop, while Darryn Schonig moves to the bench.

Elsewhere, incumbent hooker Brandon Smith drops out of the team with a concussion-related injury, with Calum Gahan moving into the starting hooker’s spot.

Hiale Roycroft will make his NYC debut off the bench.

The match kicks off at 5.35pm.

Cowboys NYC: 1. Kalyn Ponga, 2. Nathan Traill, 3. Bacho Salam, 4. Enari Tuala, 5. Marcus Jensen, 6. Ty Carucci, 7. Cooper Bambling, 17. Jack Lote, 14. Calum Gahan, 10. Ross Bella, 11. Coen Hess, 12. Cody Grills, 13. Jordan Kenworthy. Interchange: 8. Darryn Schonig, 15. Tahanui Tutavake, 16 Nick Brown, 18. Hiale Roycroft.

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