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Cowboys NRL team list: Round 21 v Eels

North Queensland Toyota Cowboys club legend Jake Granville is set to celebrate his 200th NRL appearance against the Parramatta Eels at Queensland Country Bank Stadium on Saturday night.

After debuting with the Broncos in 2013, Granville moved north in 2015 and was an instant sensation.

He set up two tries in North Queensland’s remarkable grand final victory over the Broncos in 2015 and was instrumental in the club’s march to another grand final appearance in 2017.

After playing almost exclusively hooker early in his career, the now 34-year-old has become one of the most versatile players in the NRL in recent seasons. In the past three seasons, Granville has started games at fullback, centre, prop, hooker and lock.

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Granville has been named on the interchange to face the Eels, with Wally Lewis Medallist Reuben Cotter returning to the starting side after playing limited minutes following his State of Origin heroics.

The remainder of Todd Payten’s side remains unchanged from last weekend’s victory over Manly.

Cowboys fans in attendance on Saturday will have the opportunity to see the club’s brightest emerging stars in action, with a Cowboys under 19s side to face the Titans under 19s from 5.10pm.

The Cowboys team is expected to feature Queensland under 19s guns Matua Brown, Zack Lamont, Wil Sullivan and Jamal Shibasaki.

The NRL fixture kicks off at 7.35pm.

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Cowboys team to play Eels:

1. Scott Drinkwater

2. Semi Valemei

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. Luciano Leilua

12. Jeremiah Nanai

13. Reuben Cotter


14. Jake Granville

15. Griffin Neame

16. Jason Taumalolo (c)

17. Kulikefu Finefeuiaki


18. Zac Laybutt

19. Jamayne Taunoa-Brown

20. Sam McIntyre

21. Ben Hampton

22. Mitch Dunn

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.