The Toyota Cowboys NYC squad will run into another of the Toyota Cup’s form teams when they host Penrith at Dairy Farmers Stadium on Saturday evening.
Coach Todd Wilson expects to have forward Tom Hancock back in his squad to face the fourth-placed Panthers after he missed a week due to concussion, while Junior Kangaroo Kyle Feldt has been named pending a fitness test on his injured knee later in the week.
Winger Rogan Dean and bench forward Jayden Hodges have been omitted from the squad that drew 28-all with Newcastle at Hunter Stadium on Saturday night.
If Feldt is fit to play, Samsen O’Neill will switch from the centres to the wing, while Hancock will come off the bench as Hodges’s replacement.
Despite drawing their last two games, the Cowboys remain in 14th place on the under-20s ladder while the Panthers are coming off a two-point win against St George Illawarra, thanks to a 79th minute try, on Monday night.
Penrith have won three from four away from home so far in 2012 and haven’t lost since round seven.
Saturday’s match will kick off at 5.15pm and will be live on Fox Sports 2.
North Queensland Toyota Cowboys NYC v Panthers
Round 11, 2012 Toyota Cup
5.15pm, Saturday 19 May, Dairy Farmers Stadium
1 Wayne Ulugia
2 Samsen O’Neill
3 Kyle Feldt
4 Javid Bowen
5 Zac Santo
6 Luke Abdul-Rahman
7 Sam Foster
8 Nick Dorante
9 Alex Elisala
10 John Puna
11 Chris Grevsmuhl
12 Tennyson Elliott
13 Patrick Kaufusi
14 Nathan Norford
15 Tom Hancock
16 Damon Tauroa-Rauhihi
17 Francis Veukiso