North Queensland Toyota Cowboys head coach Paul Green has named an unchanged 17 for Friday night’s blockbuster clash with the Parramatta Eels at Bankwest Stadium.
Late inclusions for Saturday’s victory over the Newcastle Knights Tom Opacic, Jordan McLean and Shane Wright retain their positions in the side after a trio of strong performances.
Justin O’Neill remains on the wing as per last week’s late change, with Francis Molo again on the interchange alongside utility Ben Hampton as well as fellow forwards Gavin Cooper and Peter Hola.
Star fullback Valentine Holmes has been included on the reserves by head coach Paul Green as he edges closer to returning from an ankle injury suffered against the Warriors in Round 5.
Friday’s game kicks off 7.55pm.
Match: Eels v Cowboys
Round 8 -
Fullback for Eels is number 1 Clinton GuthersonFullback for Cowboys is number 19 Valentine Holmes
Winger for Eels is number 2 Maika SivoWinger for Cowboys is number 2 Kyle Feldt
Centre for Eels is number 3 Michael JenningsCentre for Cowboys is number 3 Tom Opacic
Centre for Eels is number 4 Waqa BlakeCentre for Cowboys is number 4 Esan Marsters
Winger for Eels is number 5 Blake FergusonWinger for Cowboys is number 5 Justin O'Neill
Five-Eighth for Eels is number 6 Dylan BrownFive-Eighth for Cowboys is number 6 Scott Drinkwater
Halfback for Eels is number 7 Jai FieldHalfback for Cowboys is number 7 Jake Clifford
Prop for Eels is number 8 Reagan Campbell-GillardProp for Cowboys is number 8 Josh McGuire
Hooker for Eels is number 9 Reed MahoneyHooker for Cowboys is number 9 Reece Robson
Prop for Eels is number 10 Junior PauloProp for Cowboys is number 17 Francis Molo
2nd Row for Eels is number 11 Shaun Lane2nd Row for Cowboys is number 11 Shane Wright
2nd Row for Eels is number 12 Ryan Matterson2nd Row for Cowboys is number 12 Coen Hess
Lock for Eels is number 13 Marata NiukoreLock for Cowboys is number 13 Jason Taumalolo
Interchange for Eels is number 14 Ray StoneInterchange for Cowboys is number 14 Ben Hampton
Interchange for Eels is number 15 David GowerInterchange for Cowboys is number 15 Gavin Cooper
Interchange for Eels is number 16 Oregon KaufusiInterchange for Cowboys is number 16 Peter Hola
Interchange for Eels is number 17 Brad TakairangiInterchange for Cowboys is number 18 Reuben Cotter
- Referee: Ben Cummins
- Touch Judge: Tim Roby
- Touch Judge: Ziggy Przeklasa-Adamski
- Senior Review Official: Jared Maxwell