Cowboys team for Knights

Toyota Cowboys Hooker Aaron Payne has been named in the run on squad to play against Newcastle this Sunday at Energy Australia Stadium. Payne has been unable to play for the past three weeks due to a nerve injury sustained against Manly in Round 2 of the Telstra Premiership. Coach Murray said that Payne would still have a medical later in the week for final approval.

Team list:

Matt Bowen Neil Sweeney Josh Hannay Paul Bowman Matt Sing Justin Smith Johnathan Thurston Matt Scott Aaron Payne Mitchell Sargent Steve Southern Luke O'Donnell Travis Norton (c)

Interchange: Rod Jensen, David Faiumu, Carl Webb, Shane Tronc, Gavin Cooper