UPDATED: The Cows have added bull-in-a-china-shop Jason Taumalolo to an extended bench, while the remainder of the team that was slaughtered by the Rabbitohs 28-10 last round has been named.
The North Queensland outfit has four former Roosters — Antonio Winterstein, Kane Linnett, 2006 two-game wonder Glenn Hall and former Paddo Tiger James Tamou. They also start Tariq Sims, who is fighting for the same spot in the NSW team that Boyd Cordner is reportedly a front-runner for.
Tamou and Matt Scott form the best one-two front-row punch in the league, and will face a Roosters team missing its two first-choice props.
Cowboys team for Round 10: Matt Bowen, Ashley Graham, Brent Tate, Kane Linnett, Antonio Winterstein, Johnathan Thurston (C), Ray Thompson, Matt Scott (C), Rory Kostjasyn, James Tamou, Tariq Sims, Gavin Cooper, Dallas Johnson. Interchange: (From) Scott Moore, Glenn Hall, Ashton Sims, Scott Bolton, Jason Taumalolo.
Jared Waerea-Hargreaves has been suspended five weeks for a Grade 1 Reckless High Tackle. The Roosters are yet to name a replacement, but interestingly, Lama Tasi and Dylan Napa have both not been named for Newtown on Saturday.
Roosters team for Round 10: Anthony Minichiello (C) ,Daniel Tupou, Michael Jennings, Shaun Kenny-Dowall, Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, James Maloney, Mitchell Pearce, TBA, Jake Friend, Martin Kennedy, Mitchell Aubusson, Sonny Bill Williams, Boyd Cordner. Interchange: Daniel Mortimer, Frank-Paul Nu’uausala, Aidan Guerra, Luke O’Donnell.