Vodafone Warriors captain Addin Fonua-Blake has been confirmed to start against North Queensland in Redcliffe tonight.
The powerhouse front rower's prospects of playing were rated as slim on Tuesday when he was named in jersey #20 for the fifth-round encounter at Moreton Daily Stadium.
By Wednesday head coach Nathan Brown said Fonua-Blake's chances had improved, last night he was retained in the 19-man squad and now he has been named in the starting line-up.
Bunty Afoa now moves back to the interchange with Eliesa Katoa shifted off the bench to fill the 18th man role.
The other players on the interchange are utility Kodi Nikorima, prop Aaron Pene and second rower Jack Murchie, who comes in for his first appearance of the season.
The five players omitted from the initial expanded squad were hooker Taniela Otukolo, forwards Pride Petterson-Robati and Otukinekina Kepu, winger Junior Ratuva and centre Viliami Vailea.
Match: Warriors v Cowboys
Round 5 -
Fullback for Warriors is number 1 Reece WalshFullback for Cowboys is number 1 Scott Drinkwater
Winger for Warriors is number 2 Edward KosiWinger for Cowboys is number 2 Kyle Feldt
Centre for Warriors is number 3 Jesse ArtharsCentre for Cowboys is number 3 Valentine Holmes
Centre for Warriors is number 4 Adam PompeyCentre for Cowboys is number 4 Peta Hiku
Winger for Warriors is number 5 Marcelo MontoyaWinger for Cowboys is number 5 Murray Taulagi
Five-Eighth for Warriors is number 6 Chanel Harris-TavitaFive-Eighth for Cowboys is number 6 Tom Dearden
Halfback for Warriors is number 7 Shaun JohnsonHalfback for Cowboys is number 7 Chad Townsend
Prop for Warriors is number 10 Matthew LodgeProp for Cowboys is number 8 Jordan McLean
Hooker for Warriors is number 9 Wayde EganHooker for Cowboys is number 9 Reece Robson
Prop for Warriors is number 20 Addin Fonua-BlakeProp for Cowboys is number 16 Reuben Cotter
2nd Row for Warriors is number 11 Euan Aitken2nd Row for Cowboys is number 11 Tom Gilbert
2nd Row for Warriors is number 12 Bayley Sironen2nd Row for Cowboys is number 12 Jeremiah Nanai
Lock for Warriors is number 13 Josh CurranLock for Cowboys is number 13 Jason Taumalolo
Interchange for Warriors is number 8 Bunty AfoaInterchange for Cowboys is number 10 Jamayne Taunoa-Brown
Interchange for Warriors is number 14 Kodi NikorimaInterchange for Cowboys is number 14 Jake Granville
Interchange for Warriors is number 16 Aaron PeneInterchange for Cowboys is number 15 Heilum Luki
Interchange for Warriors is number 17 Jack MurchieInterchange for Cowboys is number 17 Griffin Neame
Replacement for Warriors is number 15 Eliesa KatoaReplacement for Cowboys is number 19 Brendan Elliot
- Referee: Todd Smith
- Touch Judge: Kasey Badger
- Senior Review Official: Matt Noyen