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North Queensland Toyota Cowboys head coach Paul Green has named his 21-man squad for Friday’s Round 9 match against the Eels at 1300SMILES Stadium.

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The 17 players who took the field last-start against the Newcastle Knights have been named for the Eels match, including utility Ray Thompson, who was a late inclusion last weekend.

Regular halfback Johnathan Thurston – who has missed the last two games with a calf injury – has been named in the extended 21-man squad, along with forward Shaun Fensom (ankle).

Gates open on Friday at 5.20pm, with NRL kick-off at 7.50pm.

North Queensland Toyota Cowboys v Parramatta Eels
Round 9, 2017 NRL Telstra Premiership
7.50pm, Friday 28 April, 1300SMILES Stadium

1. Kalyn Ponga
2. Kyle Feldt
3. Justin O’Neill
4. Kane Linnett
5. Antonio Winterstein
6. John Asiata
7. Michael Morgan
8. Patrick Kaufusi
9. Blake Leary
10. Scott Bolton
11. Gavin Cooper
12. Coen Hess
13. Jason Taumalolo
14. Ray Thompson
15. Ethan Lowe
16. Ben Spina
17. Corey Jensen
18. Johnathan Thurston
19. Ben Hampton
20. Sam Hoare
21. Shaun Fensom
Coach: Paul Green

EELS: 1. Clinton Gutherson, 2. Semi Radradra, 3. Michael Jennings, 4. Kirisome Auva’a, 5. Josh Hoffman, 6. Kenny Edwards, 7. Corey Norman, 8. Suaia Matagi, 9. Kaysa Pritchard, 10. Tim Mannah (c), 11. Manu Ma’u, 12. Tepai Moeroa, 13. Nathan Brown, 14. Beau Scott (c), 15. Daniel Alvaro, 16. David Gower, 17. Siosaia Vave, 18. John Folau, 19. Will Smith, 20. Marata Niukore, 21. Cameron King.

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.