Youngsters vying for Round 1 selection, combined with NRL squad members looking to impress, will join forces as a composite top squad/Under-20s North Queensland Toyota Cowboys team takes on the Townsville Blackhawks at Jack Manski Oval tonight.
The Aaron Payne/Josh Hannay Cowboys Composite outfit includes those fit NRL squad members not selected to take on the Tigers at Campbelltown, alongside the game’s future stars, as Cowboys National Youth Competition coach Payne fine-tunes his Round 1 team after two successful trials against the Northern Pride and the Mackay Cutters.
The Blackhawks teams include Cowboys NRL squad members Kyle Laybutt and Corey Jensen.
Tonight’s match kicks off at 7pm, and will be preceded by a Blackhawks/Cowboys Under-20s combined side taking on Townsville club team Western Lions from 5.30pm.
Cowboys NRL/U20s Combined v Townsville Blackhawks TRIAL - 7pm
Cowboys NRL/U20s Composite: 1. Kalyn Ponga 2. Nathan Traill 3. Enari Tuala 4. Javid Bowen 5. Gideon Gela-Mosby 6. Mitch Dunn 7. Jake Clifford 8. Ben Spina 9. Calum Gahan 10. Braden Uele 11. Cody Maughan 12. Hiale Roycroft 13. Corey Horsburgh Interchange: Bacho Salam 15. Ryan Lloyd 16. Sam Murphy 17. Kaleb Fuimaono 18. Emry Pere 20. Jack Lote
Townsville Blackhawks: 1. Carlin Anderson 2. Paul Byrnes 3. Samsen O'Neill 4. Temone Power 5. Jonathon Reuben 6. Kyle Laybutt 7. Michael Parker-Walshe 22. Oshae Tuiasau 9. Anthony Mitchell 10. Corey Jensen 11. Blake Leary 12. Andrew Niemoeller 13. Lee Jewitt Interchange: 14 Kierran Moseley 15. Ty Carucci 16. Kieran Quabba 17. Ross Bella 18. Josh Hall 19. Sam Foster 20. David Munro 21. Taha Tutuvake
Townsville Blackhawks v Western Lions TRIAL- 5:30pm
Blackhawks/Cowboys 20s Composite: 1. Marshall Hudson 2. Michael Carroll 3. Christian Power 4. Kurt Wiltshire 5. Lachlan La Rosa 6. Oscar Carter 7. Sam Foster 8. Matt Laumea 9. Jason Bail 10. Halvor Harris 11. Nathan Barrett 12. Cade Maloney 13. Jack Glossop Interchange: 14. Izaak Toby 15. Duarne Dempsey 16. Lachlan Taylor 17. George Moananu 18. Conor Luhan 19. Jayden Stephens 20. Lindsey Kirk 21. Faron Morris 22. Sione Veukiso