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A lot is expected of both the Cowboys and Raiders in 2017, with the Cows having reached the finals for a club-record six years in succession, during which they claimed their long-awaited maiden premiership in 2015.
Johnathan Thurston, who has given his club so much service since arriving in 2005, would love to lead his club to another flag before he retires at the end of the 2018 season.
The club had their 2015 premiership defence ended by the Sharks in last year’s preliminary final but are still expected to feature at the pointy end of the season.
The Raiders, on the other hand, surprised many by finishing second before losing a closely-contested preliminary final match against the Storm in Melbourne.
This is what has led to high expectations for Ricky Stuart’s men this year.
Their year got off to a disastrous start, losing to the Newcastle Knights 44-0 in a recent trial match, but they were missing captain Jarrod Croker as well as Jordan Rapana and Joey Leilua.
Croker’s absence due to injury means Josh Hodgson will skipper the side this Saturday night, as they attempt to end an 11-year hoodoo in Townsville, where the Green Machine have not saluted since 2006.
Prediction: Cowboys by 18 points.
North Queensland Cowboys: 1. Lachlan Coote 2. Kyle Feldt 3. Justin O’Neill 4. Kane Linnett 5. Antonio Winterstein 6. Michael Morgan 7. Johnathan Thurston (capt) 8. Matt Scott 9. Jack Granville 10. Scott Bolton 11. Gavin Cooper 12. Ethan Lowe 13. Jason Taumalolo. Interchange: 14. Ben Hampton 15. John Asiata 16. Coen Hess 17. Patrick Kaufusi 18. Sam Hoare 19. Gideon Mosby-Gela 20. Javed Bowen 21. Kalyn Ponga
Unavailables: Josh Chudleigh (ACL, season)
Canberra Raiders: 1. Jack Wighton 2. Nick Cotric 3. Elliott Whitehead 4. Joseph Leilua 5. Jordan Rapana 6. Blake Austin 7. Aidan Sezer 8. Clay Priest 9. Josh Hodgson (capt.) 10. Shannon Boyd 11. Josh Papalii 12. Iosia Soliola 13. Luke Bateman. Interchange: 14. Adam Clydsdale 15. Dunamis Lui 16. Jeff Lima 17 Joseph Tapine 18. Scott Sorenson 19. Zac Santo 20. Makahesi Makatoa 21. Lachlan Croker
Unavailables: Kato Ottio (ACL, indefinite), Lachlan Croker (ACL, indefinite), Jarrod Croker (knee, round five), Junior Paulo (disciplinary, round two), Kurt Baptiste (achilles, indefinite)