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North Queensland Toyota Cowboys co-captain Johnathan Thurston returns to NRL action in this afternoon’s Round 22 clash against Wests Tigers at Leichhardt Oval.

The Cowboys maestro missed the team’s last match against the Storm with a hamstring injury, but has been cleared fit to play today.

Ray Thompson, originally named at halfback, drops out of the 17.

The Women In League Round match kicks off at 4pm.

Watch it live on Channel 9, tune in to the 4TOFM Call Team or follow our updates on Twitter @nthqldcowboys.

Cowboys: 1 Lachlan Coote, 2 Javid Bowen, 3 Justin O’Neill, 4 Kane Linnett, 5 Antonio Winterstein, 6 Michael Morgan, 18 Johnathan Thurston (c), 8 Matt Scott (c), 9 Jake Granville, 10 James Tamou, 11 Gavin Cooper, 12 Ethan Lowe, 13 Jason Taumalolo. Interchange: 14 Rory Kostjasyn, 15 John Asiata, 16 Scott Bolton, 17 Ben Hannant.

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