Teams: Cowboys v Souths
The North Queensland Toyota Cowboys will take an unchanged team into their Cairns showdown with the South Sydney Rabbitohs this afternoon.
Paul Green’s men will be 1-17 for the Barlow Park clash, the fixture an official Bunnies home game deep in Cowboys country.
For both sides, the motivation for a strong showing in their Round 19 NRL clash will be high, for different reasons.
For the sixth-placed Cowboys, an 11th win for 2017 would consolidate their spot in the eight, and make a top four finish to the season a real possibility.
For the 13th-placed Rabbitohs, their finals aspirations are fading fast as they chase their seventh win of the year.
Today’s match kicks off at 4pm and will be live on Channel 9 and Fox Sports.
COWBOYS: 1. Lachlan Coote, 2. Kyle Feldt, 3. Justin O’Neill, 4. Kane Linnett, 5. Antonio Winterstein, 6. Te Maire Martin, 7. Michael Morgan, 8. John Asiata, 9. Jake Granville, 10. Scott Bolton, 11. Gavin Cooper (c), 12. Ethan Lowe, 13. Jason Taumalolo. Interchange: 14. Ben Hampton, 15. Coen Hess, 16. Shaun Fensom, 17. Corey Jensen. Coach: Paul Green.
RABBITOHS: 1. Cody Walker, 2. Alex Johnston, 3. Bryson Goodwin, 4. Robert Jennings, 23. Braidon Burns, 6. John Sutton, 7. Adam Reynolds, 8. Thomas Burgess, 9. Robbie Farah, 10. David Tyrrell, 11. Tyrell Fuimaono, 12. Angus Crichton, 13. Sam Burgess (c). Interchange: 15. Jason Clark, 16. Zane Musgrove, 17. George Burgess, 22. Cameron Murray. Coach: Michael Maguire.