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Cowboys team list: Round 6 v Raiders

Reigning North Queensland Toyota Cowboys Player of the Year Coen Hess will return from a shoulder injury in Thursday night’s tussle with the Canberra Raiders at GIO Stadium.

Hess has been sidelined since suffering the injury in the opening exchanges of the Round 3 victory over the Broncos.

The 2021 Paul Bowman Medalist has been named in the front row alongside Jordan McLean with Reuben Cotter reverting to the bench.

Middle forwards Jamayne Taunoa-Brown and Griffin Neame will miss the Raiders clash due to concussion protocols.

Connelly Lemuelu has been named to make his season debut from the interchange. Lemuelu transitioned from centre to second row in the pre-season and has been in strong form for the Northern Pride in the Queensland Cup.

Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow remains sidelined with a knee injury, which sees Scott Drinkwater don the No.1 jersey for the second straight week.

Thursday’s game kicks off at 7.50pm.

>>> Payten on Hess's return & our bench

Cowboys team to play Raiders:

1.    Scott Drinkwater

2.    Kyle Feldt

3.    Valentine Holmes

4.    Peta Hiku

5.    Murray Taulagi

6.    Tom Dearden

7.    Chad Townsend (c)

8.    Jordan McLean

9.    Reece Robson

10.  Coen Hess

11.  Tom Gilbert

12.  Jeremiah Nanai

13.  Jason Taumalolo (c)

Interchange

14.  Jake Granville

15.  Heilum Luki

16.  Reuben Cotter

17.  Connelly Lemuelu

Reserves

18.  Emry Pere

19.  Brendan Elliot

20.  Riley Price

21.  Daejarn Asi

22.  Ben Condon

23.  Ben Hampton

24.  Tom Chester

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.

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