The Sydney Roosters are set for their second Interstate battle in as many weeks when they take on the North Queensland Cowboys for their first match at the all new Queensland Country Bank Stadium.
Both sides look to return to the winners list in Round 9 as we approach the midway point of the shortened 2020 regular season.
In a battle that will be best won up front, these are two sides that do anything but lack size when it comes to their forward packs.
Let's check out all the key numbers and info you need to know heading into a big Thursday night battle between the Cowboys and Roosters.
Cowboys v Roosters
Thursday, July 9th
Queensland Country Bank Stadium
Kick off: 7:50pm
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BROADCAST: Channel Nine, Fox League (502 on Foxtel), Kayo Sports, NRL App
Fullback for Cowboys is number 1 Hamiso Tabuai-FidowFullback for Roosters is number 1 James Tedesco
Winger for Cowboys is number 2 Kyle FeldtWinger for Roosters is number 2 Ryan Hall
Centre for Cowboys is number 3 Connelly LemueluCentre for Roosters is number 3 Josh Morris
Centre for Cowboys is number 4 Esan MarstersCentre for Roosters is number 4 Joseph Manu
Winger for Cowboys is number 5 Valentine HolmesWinger for Roosters is number 21 Matt Ikuvalu
Five-Eighth for Cowboys is number 6 Scott DrinkwaterFive-Eighth for Roosters is number 6 Luke Keary
Halfback for Cowboys is number 7 Jake CliffordHalfback for Roosters is number 7 Kyle Flanagan
Prop for Cowboys is number 8 Josh McGuireProp for Roosters is number 8 Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
Hooker for Cowboys is number 9 Reece RobsonHooker for Roosters is number 9 Jake Friend
Prop for Cowboys is number 10 Francis MoloProp for Roosters is number 10 Siosiua Taukeiaho
2nd Row for Cowboys is number 11 Shane Wright2nd Row for Roosters is number 11 Angus Crichton
2nd Row for Cowboys is number 12 Coen Hess2nd Row for Roosters is number 12 Mitchell Aubusson
Lock for Cowboys is number 13 Jason TaumaloloLock for Roosters is number 13 Nat Butcher
Interchange for Cowboys is number 14 Ben HamptonInterchange for Roosters is number 14 Lachlan Lam
Interchange for Cowboys is number 15 Tom GilbertInterchange for Roosters is number 15 Sitili Tupouniua
Interchange for Cowboys is number 16 Peter HolaInterchange for Roosters is number 16 Poasa Faamausili
Interchange for Cowboys is number 17 Gavin CooperInterchange for Roosters is number 17 Lindsay Collins
- Referee: Adam Gee
- Touch Judge: Belinda Sharpe
- Touch Judge: Matt Noyen
- Video Referee: Ben Galea
- Senior Review Official: Jared Maxwell
Cowboys: Coach Paul Green has made changes to his backline, recalling Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow at fullback, moving Valentine Holmes to the wing, re-calling Connelly Lemuelu at centre with Justin O'Neill injured and Tom Opacic dropping out. Tom Gilbert replaces Reuben Cotter on the bench.
Roosters: Daniel Tupou and skipper Boyd Cordner are out. Ryan Hall starts on the wing and Mitch Aubusson in the back row with Lachlan Lam joining the interchange bench.
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