Final team: Cowboys v Eels

North Queensland Toyota Cowboys fullback Te Maire Martin has been ruled out of tonight's sold-out clash with the Eels, which is Johnathan Thurston's last game at 1300SMILES Stadium, with an ankle injury.

Martin is replaced by Ben Hampton, who is set to start his first game at fullback since Round 5.

Ethan Lowe takes Hampton's place on the interchange and is joined by forwards John Asiata, Francis Molo and Scott Bolton.

Co-captain Matt Scott returns after being rested against Cronulla last week and celebrates his landmark 250th appearance for the Cowboys.

Scott becomes just the third player and first forward to reach the milestone, joining Thurston and club legend Matthew Bowen.

Star lock Jason Taumalolo also returns after missing the Cronulla clash through suspension, while hooker Jake Granville celebrates his 100th appearance for the club.

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