Front-rower Jordan McLean will captain the North Queensland Toyota Cowboys in Friday night’s NRL season resumption against the Gold Coast Titans at Queensland Country Bank Stadium.
McLean takes the reins from regular skipper Michael Morgan, who continues to recover from shoulder surgery. Jason Taumalolo has been elevated to the vice-captaincy.
Young gun Jake Clifford starts at halfback in Morgan’s absence, partnering Scott Drinkwater in the halves.
Gavin Cooper will also miss the Titans clash with a calf injury, with Mitch Dunn to start in the second row alongside Coen Hess.
Hooker Reece Robson, middle forwards John Asiata and Francis Molo along with second-rower Shane Wright make up the interchange.
Friday night’s match kicks off at 6pm.
Cowboys team to play Titans:
2. Kyle Feldt
5. Ben Hampton
8. Josh McGuire
10. Jordan McLean (C)
11. Mitch Dunn
12. Coen Hess
13. Jason Taumalolo (VC)
14. Reece Robson
15. John Asiata
16. Shane Wright
17. Francis Molo
18. Corey Jensen
19. Tom Gilbert
20. Tom Opacic
21. Reuben Cotter
Your chance to say welcome back
It’s been a long few weeks for the boys stuck in the bubble between training and home.
But it will all be worth it on Friday night when they take the field for the first time since the shutdown.
Even though you can’t be there cheering them on, you can be with them in spirit by sending them a message.
Fill out the form below and we’ll put it in a book for them to read in the change room before our clash against the Gold Coast Titans.
We’re stronger together North Queensland – thanks for sending a message from your home to ours!
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