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North Queensland Toyota Cowboys head coach Paul Green has made one personnel change to his team to play the Cronulla Sharks in tonight’s National Rugby League preliminary final at Allianz Stadium.

Kane Linnett will not play after failing to overcome a hamstring injury, with Javid Bowen – originally named on the wing – to play in the centres.

Kalyn Ponga will take his place on the wing after making his NRL debut in last weekend’s elimination final against the Brisbane Broncos.

Tonight’s game kicks off at 7.55pm.

COWBOYS: 1 Lachlan Coote, 2 Kyle Feldt, 3 Justin O’Neill, 5 Javid Bowen, 19 Kalyn Ponga, 6 Michael Morgan, 7 Johnathan Thurston (c), 8 Matt Scott (c), 9 Jake Granville, 10 James Tamou, 11 Gavin Cooper, 12 Coen Hess, 13 Jason Taumalolo. Interchange: 14 Rory Kostjasyn, 15 John Asiata, 16 Scott Bolton, 17 Ben Hannant.

Acknowledgement of Country

North Queensland Cowboys respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.