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NRLW late mail: Faifua to make Cowboys debut; forward pack reshuffle

North Queensland Toyota Cowboys NRLW Head Coach Ben Jeffries has made a couple of late changes for his side's clash with the Newcastle Knights today. 

Jetaya Faifua comes into the starting side and will make her Cowboys debut on the wing, with Maroons winger China Polata moving into the front row. 

Co-captain Tallisha Harden will start from the bench, while Tiana Raftstrand-Smith and Makenzie Weale switch positions. 

Tahlulah Tillett is the final player to drop out of the 22-player squad named on Tuesday. Jessikah Reeves the 18th woman. 

Cowboys team to play Knights:

1. Fran Goldthorp

16. Jetaya Faifua

3. Jasmine Peters

4. Shellie Long

19. Vitalina Naikore

6. Krystal Blackwell

7. Kirra Dibb (c)

2. China Polata

9. Emma Manzelmann

13. Makenzie Weale

11. Shaniah Power

12. Bree Chester

10. Tiana Raftstrand-Smith


8. Tallisha Harden (c)

14. Sera Koroi

15. Sareka Mooka

21. April Ngatupuna

18th woman

22. Jessikah Reeves

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.