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Cowboys NRLW team list: Round 4 v Tigers

North Queensland Toyota Cowboys NRLW Head Coach Ben Jeffries has made a number of changes to his 17 for Saturday’s clash with fellow NRLW newcomers the Wests Tigers at Totally Workwear Stadium.

Cairns product Tahlulah Tillett will make her long-awaited Cowboys debut after missing the opening rounds through injury. The daughter of inaugural Cowboys 1995 squad member Stephen and granddaughter of Northern Pride Chairman Nigel, Tillett has been named at five-eighth alongside co-captain and halfback Kirra Dibb.

China Polata returns to the wing after starting the Broncos clash at prop. Vitalina Naikore reverts to the interchange.

Mia Middleton will make her comeback from suspension in the centres, with Shellie Long to shift into the second-row.

Prop April Ngatupuna has been elevated to the starting side for the first time in North Queensland colours after scoring her maiden Cowboys try against the Broncos.

Fellow forwards Essay Banu and Jessikah Reeves are set to make their NRLW debuts, with the PNG Internationals both named on the interchange. 

Saturday’s game kicks off at 12.50pm.

Cowboys team to play Tigers:

1. Fran Goldthorp

2. China Polata

3. Jasmine Peters

4. Mia Middleton

5. Autumn-Rain Stephens-Daly

6. Tahlulah Tillett

7. Kirra Dibb (c)

8. Tallisha Harden (c)

9. Emma Manzelmann

10. April Ngatupuna

11. Shaniah Power

12. Shellie Long

13. Makenzie Weale


14. Sera Koroi

15. Vitalina Naikore

17. Essay Banu

21. Jessikah Reeves


18. Jetaya Faifua

19. Shaylee Joseph

20. Bree Chester

22. Krystal Blackwell

23. Merewalesi Rokouono

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.