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Round 17, 2009: 3 club milestones and a Mango double

Ahead of Saturday afternoon's clash against the Cronulla Sharks at 1300SMILES Stadium, we thought we'd look back at a previous classic match-up between the two sides.

North Queensland Toyota Cowboys head coach Neil Henry has made four changes to his side ahead of Saturday’s clash against the Cronulla Sharks at Dairy Farmers Stadium (7:30pm).

It’s milestones galore, with Luke O’Donnell and Johnathan Thurston to play their 100th game for the club, while Aaron Payne will also play his 150th in Cowboys colours.

In an added boost for Henry, he welcomes back fullback Matt Bowen, who returns to the starting side after missing two weeks with a rib injury, forcing Ty Williams back into the centres.

Grant Rovelli has been named at five-eighth, replacing the injured Travis Burns, who has been ruled out with a recurring knee injury.

Finally, second-rower Carl Webb and lock Luke O’Donnell returns from injury, forcing Steve Southern and Manase Manukafoa back to an extended six-man bench.

North Queensland Cowboys

1. Matt Bowen

2. Michael Bani

3. Ty Williams

4. Willie Tonga

5. John Williams

6. Grant Rovelli

7. Johnathan Thurston (c)

8. Shane Tronc

9. Aaron Payne

10. Matt Scott

15. Steve Southern

12. Scott Bolton

13. Luke O’Donnell

11. Carl Webb

14. Anthony Watts

16. Antonio Kaufusi

17. Steve Rapira

Cronulla Sharks

1. Nathan Stapleton

2. Blake Ferguson

3. Matthew Wright

16. Ben Pomeroy

5. Luke Covell (c)

21. Blake Green

7. Scott Porter

8. Kade Snowden

9. Corey Hughes

10. Luke Douglas

11. Grant Millington

12. Anthony Tupou

13. Reece Williams

14. Bryan Norrie

15. Jon Mannah

17. Terence Seuseu

18. Jack Afamasaga


Cowboys - 24: Tries: Bowen 2, J. Williams, T. Williams. Goals: Thurston (4/5) def. 

Sharks - 4: Tries: Wright. Covell (0/1)