Team for Friday's curtain-raiser
North Queensland Toyota Cowboys’ under-20s coach Aaron Payne has named an extended bench heading into Friday’s Round 11 game against the Brisbane Broncos at 1300SMILES Stadium.
Following last week’s 44-38 win over the Melbourne Storm in a 16-try points-fest at Brisbane’s Langlands Park, Payne has retained the bulk of that team for the match against the ninth-placed Broncos.
Nick Brown, who was a late exclusion last week due to injury, has not been named in the 18-man squad, with Emry Pere poised to make his return to the National Youth Competition.
Nick Lui Toso – who was a late replacement for Brown against the Storm in making his NYC debut – retains his place on the interchange bench.
One player will drop out of the 18-man squad.
The game kicks off at 5.35pm at 1300SMILES Stadium, with members and fans encouraged to arrive early for the sold-out event – gates open at 5pm.
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North Queensland Toyota Cowboys NYC v Brisbane Broncos NYC
5.35pm, Friday 20 May, 1300SMILES Stadium
1. Kalyn Ponga
2. Gideon Gela-Mosby
3. Bacho Salam
4. Nathan Traill
5. Marcus Jensen
6. Ty Carucci
7. Cooper Bambling
8. Darryn Schonig
9. Brandon Smith
10. Ross Bella
11. Coen Hess (c)
12. Hiale Roycroft
13. Jordan Kenworthy
14. Trey Kemp
15. Tahanui Tutavake
16. Emry Pere
17. Nick Lui Toso
18. Kaleb Fuimaono
Coach: Aaron Payne