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Final team: Cowboys v Broncos

Green: Defensive effort needs to be better

North Queensland Toyota Cowboys head coach Paul Green has made one late change to his 17 for tonight's XXXX Derby against Brisbane, with 21-year-old flyer Gideon Gela-Mosby called into the side to make his first NRL appearance since April 2017.

Gela-Mosby will replace fellow young gun Enari Tuala in the backline, with Tuala dropping back to play for Cowboys feeder club the Northern Pride in the Queensland Cup.

Gela-Mosby made his NRL debut in Round 4 of the 2017 season and went on to score three tries in four appearances.

Forward Corey Jensen returns for his first game in the top grade since Round 19, replacing Shaun Fensom (concussion) on the interchange.

Te Maire Martin continues his tenure in the No.1 jersey with Jake Clifford to again partner Johnathan Thurston in the halves.

Jensen is joined on the interchange by utility Ben Hampton and forwards John Asiata and Scott Bolton.

Tonight's game kicks off at 7.50pm.

COWBOYS: 1. Te Maire Martin, 2. Kyle Feldt, 19. Gideon Gela-Mosby, 4. Kane Linnett, 5. Justin O'Neill, 6. Jake Clifford, 7. Johnathan Thurston (C), 8. Matt Scott (C), 9. Jake Granville, 10. Jordan McLean, 11. Gavin Cooper, 12. Coen Hess, 13. Jason Taumalolo. Interchange: 14. Ben Hampton, 15. John Asiata, 16. Corey Jensen, 17. Scott Bolton.

BRONCOS: 1. Darius Boyd (C), 2. Corey Oates, 3. James Roberts, 4. Gehamat Shibasaki, 5. Jamayne Isaako, 6. Anthony Milford, 7. Kodi Nikorima, 15. Patrick Mago, 9. Andrew McCullough, 10. Sam Thaiday, 11. Alex Glenn, 12. David Fifita, 13. Joe Ofahengaue. Interchange: 21. Tevita Pangai junior, 8. Matt Lodge, 16. Korbin Sims, 17. Kotoni Staggs.

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.