Brisbane will be without six Origin stars but the Tigers are missing three big names themselves and will be up against it against a desperate Broncos side.
There has been movement among the top four teams, while the Titans are defiantly continuing their charge towards the top eight and an NRL finals berth.
He's already coached them at club level and Kevin Walters insists Queensland debutants Corey Oates and Justin O'Neill deserve their Maroons call-ups.
The Broncos and Cowboys added another thrilling chapter to their rivalry, the Panthers lost another game inside the final three minutes and much more.
With Corey Parker away on Origin duty, prop Adam Blair will lead Brisbane in Round 12 in a move that has been very popular with his teammates.
Wayne Bennett has quashed concerns over the health of Origin-bound winger Corey Oates after a head knock kept him out of the second half against the Cowboys.
A one-point game yet again, Matt Gillett stands tall for Broncos and Queensland, Kyle Feldt's horror night and a big month ahead for both teams' back-ups.
Down 18-6 in the second half, tries to Lachlan Coote and Justin O'Neill and a Johnathan Thurston field goal secured a one-point Cowboys win on Friday night.
The Cowboys and Broncos have both confirmed their final 17 ahead of their Round 11 NRL Telstra Premiership clash at 1300SMILES Stadium on Friday night.
The Brisbane Broncos have been announced as finalists for the 2016 Queensland Reconciliation Awards in the Partnership Category.