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NRL team list: Round 14 v Wests Tigers

Javid Bowen will make his first NRL appearance since Round 4 after being named to start on the wing by North Queensland Toyota Cowboys head coach Paul Green for Friday night’s battle with the Wests Tigers at 1300SMILES Stadium.

Bowen’s recall is one of three changes to Green’s 17, with Scott Bolton to start at prop in place of injured vice-captain Jordan McLean and Kurt Baptiste to return after serving a one-week suspension, replacing young gun Reuben Cotter.

The inclusion of Bowen sees Enari Tuala move to the centres to replace Mitch Dunn, who suffered a shoulder injury last weekend.

Skipper Michael Morgan remains at fullback, although regular No.1 Jordan Kahu has been named on the reserves as he attempts to return from a shoulder injury suffered against the Titans in Round 12.

Corey Jensen takes Bolton’s place on the interchange alongside Baptiste, second-rower Shane Wright and middle forward Francis Molo.

Kahu is joined in the reserves by young middle forwards Peter Hola and Emry Pere as well as centre Dan Russell.

Friday night’s game kicks off at 7.50pm.

Cowboys team to play Tigers:

1.    Michael Morgan (C)

2.    Kyle Feldt

3.    Enari Tuala

4.    Tom Opacic

5.    Javid Bowen

6.    John Asiata

7.    Jake Clifford

8.    Josh McGuire

9.    Jake Granville

10.  Scott Bolton

11.  Gavin Cooper

12.  Coen Hess

13.  Jason Taumalolo


14.  Kurt Baptiste

15.  Shane Wright

16.  Corey Jensen

17.  Francis Molo


18.  Peter Hola

19.  Jordan Kahu

20.  Dan Russell

21.  Emry Pere