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Assistant Coach Steve McNamara discusses the side named for this Saturday night's season-opener against the North Queensland Cowboys in Townsville, including the inclusion of three Club debutants in the form of Blake Ferguson, Matt McIlwrick and Siua Taukeiaho.

McNamara also opens up on Roger Tuivasa-Sheck's switch to fullback and Shaun Kenny-Dowall's shift to the wing following the retirement of Anthony Minchiello, the selection of Isaac Liu to start in the hotly-contested lock spot and also the challenge that is the Cowboys.