North Queensland Toyota Cowboys head coach Paul Green has made some changes to his team to play Wests Tigers in their Round 6 NRL clash at 1300SMILES Stadium.

Kalyn Ponga comes in for injured fullback Lachlan Coote, while Ben Hampton starts at hooker to replace Jake Granville, who is recovering from a leg injury.

Blake Leary, who trained with the team during pre-season, comes on to the interchange bench with John Asiata, Coen Hess and Shaun Fensom.

Tonight's game kicks off at 7.30pm.

Cowboys NRL: 14. Kalyn Ponga, 2. Kyle Feldt, 3. Javid Bowen, 4. Kane Linnett, 5. Gideon Gela-Mosby, 6. Michael Morgan, 7. Johnathan Thurston, 8. Patrick Kaufusi, 9. Ben Hampton, 10. Scott Bolton, 11. Gavin Cooper, 12. Ethan Lowe, 13. Jason Taumalolo. Interchange: 15. John Asiata, 16. Coen Hess, 17. Shaun Fensom, 21. Blake Leary.