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Cowboys team list: Round 16 v Knights

North Queensland Toyota Cowboys Head Coach Todd Payten has named an unchanged 17 for Saturday’s clash with the Newcastle Knights at McDonald Jones Stadium.

Maroons trio Valentine Holmes, Kyle Feldt and Francis Molo have been named to back up from Origin after featuring for Queensland in Game Two on Sunday night.

All three will be assessed upon their return to training later in the week.

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Coen Hess is a confirmed starter after again acting as 18th man for Queensland. Hess has been named in the front row alongside Jordan McLean with Jason Taumalolo at lock and Shane Wright and Mitch Dunn in the second row.

Hooker Jake Granville and forward Tom Gilbert, Lachlan Burr and Molo make up the interchange.

Outside back Connelly Lemuelu is edging close to a return from a broken thumb. Lemuelu, who has been sidelined since Round 11, has been named in the reserves alongside Peter Hola, Daejarn Asi and Heilum Luki.

Saturday’s game kicks off at 7.35pm.

Cowboys team to play Knights:

1.    Valentine Holmes

2.    Kyle Feldt

3.    Javid Bowen

4.    Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow

5.    Murray Taulagi

6.    Scott Drinkwater

7.    Tom Dearden

8.    Coen Hess

9.    Reece Robson

10.  Jordan McLean

11.  Shane Wright

12.  Mitch Dunn

13.  Jason Taumalolo (c)


14.  Jake Granville

15.  Tom Gilbert

16.  Lachlan Burr

17.  Francis Molo


18.  Peter Hola

19.  Daejarn Asi

20.  Connelly Lemuelu

21.  Heilum Luki

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