Despite speculation a cork would rule him out of Round 12, Cowboys co-captin Matt Scott is set to take his place in the North Queensland side on Saturday night.
Three schoolgirl teams will take centre stage for a curtain-raiser competition at the Cowboys' home game against Manly on Saturday.
Spirits have risen a little in Manly in recent weeks but they come up against a juggernaut this week in the form of the red-hot Cowboys.
Despite having four players in Origin I, Cowboys coach Paul Green is unlikely to rest any of his rep stars for their Round 12 clash with the Sea Eagles.
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Without the club's four Origin stars to guide them, fullback Lachlan Coote confirmed his place as a leader of the club in the Cowboys win over the Tigers.
In a low-scoring arm wrestle where the Cowboys prevailed over Wests Tigers, there were still positives to come from the dourest of Telstra Premiership games.
A try from Cowboys winger Antonio Winterstein – the only one of the game – in the final three minutes of play has helped the Cowboys beat the Wests Tigers.
Called into the Queensland camp following Daly Cherry-Evans's withdrawal, Michael Morgan is set to be the Maroons' x-factor off the bench in Origin I.
North Queensland are expected to receive a boost for Round 11, with forward Jason Taumalolo a likely inclusion for their clash with Wests Tigers.