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NRL team list: Round 23 v Penrith

North Queensland Toyota Cowboys veteran Scott Bolton will start in the front row in place of Matt Scott in Friday night’s Round 23 showdown with the Penrith Panthers at 1300SMILES Stadium.

It will mark Bolton’s fourth starting appearance of 2019 and first since Round 15.

John Asiata will again start at lock with Jason Taumalolo named on the reserves as he recovers from a foot injury.

Jordan Kahu moves to centre, with Murray Taulagi coming on to the wing and Coen Hess reverting to the interchange.

Young guns Reuben Cotter and Peter Hola retain their spots on the interchange after promising performances against Newcastle last weekend and are joined by Hess and Francis Molo.

Taumalolo is joined on the reserves by forwards Tom Gilbert and Corey Jensen as well as outside back Gideon Gela-Mosby.

Friday night’s match kicks off at 6pm.

Cowboys team to play Panthers:

1.    Scott Drinkwater

2.    Kyle Feldt

3.    Jordan Kahu

4.    Tom Opacic

5.    Murray Taulagi

6.    Michael Morgan (C)

7.    Jake Clifford

8.    Scott Bolton

9.    Jake Granville

10.  Jordan McLean (VC)

11.  Gavin Cooper

12.  Shane Wright

13.  John Asiata


14.  Reuben Cotter

15.  Coen Hess

16.  Peter Hola

17.  Francis Molo


18.  Jason Taumalolo

19.  Tom Gilbert

20.  Corey Jensen

21.  Gideon Gela-Mosby

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.