All eyes are on the halves as the Cowboys host the Broncos in a tryout at BB Print Stadium on Saturday.
Billy Walters has been chosen as a halfback alongside Tyson Gamble for the Broncos after Albert Kelly was ruled out as the battle for first-round partner Adam Reynolds continues.
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Payne Haas returns from injury in a new Broncos look in the front row alongside Patrick Carrigan and Cory Peace at hooker.
Selwyn Cobbo makes his full-back debut as he tries to cement Tesi Niu’s injury-vacated No.1 shirt, while Kotoni Staggs links up with Herbie Farnworth in crosses.
For the Cowboys, Tom Dearden gets the first crack at the No. 6 jersey alongside star rookie Chad Townsend at halfback, with Scott Drinkwater getting time off the bench.
Hamiso Taubuai-Fidow starts at the back with a new central combination of Valentine Holmes and Peta Hiku.
Reuben Cotter starts at the lock with Jason Taumalolo racing against the clock to be fit for the first round, while Reece Robson is listed at No. 9 alongside Jamayne Taunoa-Brown and Coen Hess in the front row.
The Queensland derby should give a good indication of how far the two teams have come in the off-season as they aim to rise through the ranks in 2022.
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