Northern Pride v Townsville Blackhawks
at Atherton Showgrounds on Saturday, June 30 - 6pm
Northern Pride: 1. Jack Murphy, 2. Justin Castellaro, 3. Brett Anderson, 4. Bradley Stephen, 5. Gideon Gela-Mosby, 6. Jordan Biondi-Odo, 7. Jake Clifford, 8. William Bugden, 9. Ryan Ghietti (c), 10. David Murphy, 11. Graham Clark, 12. Tom Hancock, 13. Emry Pere, 14. Connor Jones, 15. Sheldon Powe-Hobbs, 16. Darryn Schonig, 17. Troy Kapea, 18. Nathan Wales, 19. Shawn Bowen, 20. Aidan Day. Coach: Ty Williams
Winger Gideon Gela-Mosby has been on a tear for the Pride in recent weeks. The 20-year-old has scored five tries in his past four games including a double against Wynnum Manly in Round 15. Halfback Jake Clifford leads the Queensland Cup with 129 points.
1. Zachary Santo, 2. Jonathon Reuben, 3. Levi Dodd, 4. Ty Carucci, 5. Kalifa Faifai-Loa, 6. Shaun Hudson, 7. Jaelen Feeney, 8. Cade Maloney, 9. Krys Freeman, 10. Rod Griffin, 11. Temone Power, 12. Andrew Niemoeller (c), 13. Joe Boyce, 14. Davin Crampton, 15. Jordan Drew, 16. Ross Bella, 17. Bacho Salam, 19. Brent Woolf, 22. Sione Lousi. Coach: Kristian Woolf
Shaun Hudson is the only Cowboys-contracted player at Kristian Woolf's disposal this weekend. After beginning the season in the centres, Hudson has moved to five-eighth in recent weeks to partner former Newcastle Knights playmaker Jaelen Feeney. Hudson is averaging 70 running metres and 13 tackles a game this season.
Mackay Cutters v CQ Capras
at Brown Park on Saturday, June 30 - 6pm
Mackay Cutters: 1. Jack Joass, 2. Yamba Bowie, 3. Kyle Laybutt, 4. Kurt Wiltshire, 5. Nathan Saumalu, 6. Nicho Hynes, 7. Cooper Bambling, 8. Jordan Grant, 9. Jayden Hodges, 10. Nicholas Brown, 11. Mitchell Dunn, 12. Shane Wright, 13. Thomas Murphy (c), 14. Kellen Jenner, 15. Bennett Leslie, 16. Brenden Treston, 17. Johnny Faletagoa'i, 18. Lona Kaifoto, 19. Dane Francis. Coach: Steve Sheppard
Talented youngster Kyle Laybutt makes his long-awaited return from a torn pec suffered playing for Mackay early in the season. Renowned more as a half, Laybutt will make his return in the centres with young gun Kurt Wiltshire manning the other centre position. Mitch Dunn and Shane Wright will man the second-row for Steve Sheppard's side.
Hastings Deering Colts
Mackay Cutters v Central Queensland Capras
at Browne Park on Saturday, June 30 - 4pm
Mackay Cutters: 1. Jayden O'Shannessy, 2. Taine Browne, 3. Ryan Schill, 4. Tom Irelandes, 5. Walter Lauenstein, 6. Will Paki, 7. Zac Butler, 8. Garrett Smith, 9. Brendan White (c), 10. Luke Schulte, 11. Matthew Vessey, 12. Jye Andersen, 13. Sam Murphy, 14. Sean Michael Dalton, 15. Harrison Black, 16. Darcy Head, 17. Ryan Molloy, 18. Caleb Sinn. Coach: Michael Comerford
The Mackay forward pack is boosted by three young Cowboys rising stars. Queensland under 18s rep Garrett Smith has been in scintillating for in 2018 and has graduated to the under 20s after a stellar Mal Meninga Cup campaign. Lock Sam Murphy has featured in two Queensland Cup games this season.
Northern Pride v Townsville Blackhawks
at Atherton Stadium on Saturday, June 30 - 4pm
Northern Pride: 1. Mark Rosendale, 2. Brandon Jackonia, 3. Lui Ington, 4. Marc Naleba 5. Joshtel Charlie, 6. Patrick Gallen (c), 7. Jack Campagnolo, 8. Connor Luhan, 9. Quinlyn Cannon, 10. Wiremu Greig, 11. Ewan Moore, 12. Evan Child, 13. Peter Hola, 14. Dillon Jones, 15. Elijah Simpson, 16. Terrence Casey-Douglas, 17. Jaymon Moore, 18. Beau Berg, 19. Charlie Walter, 20. Matt Klowss. Coach: Dave Scott
Cowboys contracted big-men Connor Luhan, Wiremu Greig and Peter Hola have formed a formidable combination in the middle third of the field for the Pride. All three are averaging in excess of 100 running metres per game, while Greig and Hola are also breaking more than three tackles an outing.
Townsville Blackhawks: 1. Marshall Hudson, 2. Lindsey Kirk, 3. Tom McCagh, 4. Lance Folbigg, 5. Jake Riley, 6. Sam Martin (c), 7. Adam Cook, 8. Jayden Stephens, 9. Sean Mullany, 10. Logan Bayliss, 11. Campbell Duffy, 12. Will Fox, 13. Tom Gilbert, 14. Izaak Toby, 15. Solomon Vasuvulagi, 16. Jack Althaus, 17. Ben Condon. Coach: David Tangata-Toa
Hooker Sean Mullany has emerged a one of the competition's biggest workhorses. Since Round 6 Maullany has only made less than 30 tackles once and owns a season average of 27 tackles a game.