Young Cowboys forward Corey Jensen is facing a one-match ban for a careless high tackle on Eels forward Tepai Moeroa in Friday night's NRL clash.
After a dismal performance against the Eels on Friday night the Cowboys are dreading the long wait ahead of them as the competition heads into rep round.
Eels coach Brad Arthur has praised his team's extra efforts in defence after a dominant 26-6 win over the Cowboys in Townsville on Friday night.
Parramatta's forwards and left-edge attack dominate as the Cowboys miss Johnathan Thurston's leadership and kicking game.
The Parramatta Eels have hammered a North Queensland Cowboys side that dearly missed Johnathan Thurston 26-6 at 1300SMILES Stadium on Friday night.
Johnathan Thurston has been ruled out of North Queensland's NRL clash against Parramatta on Friday night.
The North Queensland Cowboys and Parramatta Eels have confirmed their 17-man line-ups ahead of their Round 9 Telstra Premiership clash.
North Queensland Cowboys five-eighth Michael Morgan was happy and surprised to have been picked in the Australian squad to take on New Zealand.
The official team lists for all 16 clubs ahead of Round 9 of the 2017 NRL Telstra Premiership season.
The North Queensland Cowboys will wait until Friday to determine if co-captain Johnathan Thurston is able to play after sustaining a calf injury in Round 6.