Milestone men back for JT home finale

North Queensland Toyota Cowboys star duo Matt Scott and Jason Taumalolo have been named to return for Friday night's clash with the Eels in what will be Johnathan Thurston's last game at 1300SMILES Stadium.

Scott, who missed last weekend's fixture against Cronulla to rest an ongoing neck issue, will become just the third player and first forward to appear in 250 games for the Cowboys on what will be one of the biggest nights in club history.

The Cowboys co-captain will join Thurston and club legend Matt Bowen as the only players to have reached the 250-game milestone.

To make the night a triple celebration, hooker Jake Granville will play his 100th game for the club.

Taumalolo returns after serving a one-week suspension and slots straight back into his No.13 jersey.

Scott Bolton and John Asiata return to the interchange and are joined by Francis Molo and Ben Hampton.

Forwards Ethan Lowe, Shaun Fensom and Corey Jensen are joined in the reserves by outside back Javid Bowen.

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Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Cowboys is number 14 Ben Hampton
    Fullback for Eels is number 1 Corey Norman
  • Winger for Cowboys is number 2 Kyle Feldt
    Winger for Eels is number 2 Jarryd Hayne
  • Centre for Cowboys is number 3 Justin O'Neill
    Centre for Eels is number 3 Michael Jennings
  • Centre for Cowboys is number 4 Kane Linnett
    Centre for Eels is number 4 Clinton Gutherson
  • Winger for Cowboys is number 5 Gideon Gela-Mosby
    Winger for Eels is number 5 George Jennings
  • Five-Eighth for Cowboys is number 6 Jake Clifford
    Five-Eighth for Eels is number 6 Jaeman Salmon
  • Halfback for Cowboys is number 7 Johnathan Thurston
    Halfback for Eels is number 7 Mitchell Moses

Forwards

  • Prop for Cowboys is number 8 Matthew Scott
    Prop for Eels is number 8 Kane Evans
  • Hooker for Cowboys is number 9 Jake Granville
    Hooker for Eels is number 14 Cameron King
  • Prop for Cowboys is number 10 Jordan McLean
    Prop for Eels is number 10 Siosaia Vave
  • 2nd Row for Cowboys is number 11 Gavin Cooper
    2nd Row for Eels is number 11 Marata Niukore
  • 2nd Row for Cowboys is number 12 Coen Hess
    2nd Row for Eels is number 12 Tepai Moeroa
  • Lock for Cowboys is number 13 Jason Taumalolo
    Lock for Eels is number 13 Peni Terepo

Interchange

  • Interchange for Cowboys is number 15 John Asiata
    Interchange for Eels is number 9 Reed Mahoney
  • Interchange for Cowboys is number 16 Francis Molo
    Interchange for Eels is number 15 Tim Mannah
  • Interchange for Cowboys is number 17 Scott Bolton
    Interchange for Eels is number 16 David Gower
  • Interchange for Cowboys is number 18 Ethan Lowe
    Interchange for Eels is number 17 Brad Takairangi