North Queensland Toyota Cowboys outside back Javid Bowen will line up for his 18th National Rugby League match tonight when he starts on the left wing against the New Zealand Warriors at 1300SMILES Stadium.
Bowen 24, is a late inclusion in the side after regular winger Antonio Winterstein was ruled out with a calf strain.
The Hope Vale product has played seven games in 2017, and today’s match marks his fifth return to the Cowboys’ NRL side.
Bowen has five career tries to his name, including four in his first five games.
In the only other change to the side to take on the Warriors, forward Shaun Fensom will start in the middle with John Asiata moving to the bench.
The game at 1300SMILES Stadium kicks off at 7.30pm.
COWBOYS: 1. Lachlan Coote, 2. Kyle Feldt, 3. Justin O’Neill, 4. Kane Linnett, 21. Javid Bowen, 6. Te Maire Martin, 7. Michael Morgan, 16. Shaun Fensom, 9. Jake Granville, 10. Scott Bolton, 11. Gavin Cooper (c), 12. Ethan Lowe, 13. Jason Taumalolo. Interchange: 8. John Asiata, 14. Ben Hampton, 15. Coen Hess, 17. Corey Jensen.
WARRIORS: 1. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck (c), 2. David Fusitua, 3. Blake Ayshford, 4. Solomone Kata, 5. Ken Maumalo, 6. Kieran Foran, 7. Mason Lino, 8. Jacob Lillyman, 9. Issac Luke, 10. Ben Matulino, 11. Bodene Thompson, 12. Bunty Afoa, 13. Simon Mannering. Interchange: 14. Ata Hingano, 15. Sam Lisone, 17. Ligi Sao, 20. Chris Satae.