Hannay ruled out with virus

North Queensland centre Josh Hannay has been ruled out of the Cowboys' clash against Penrith tomorrow night. Hannay is yet to recover from a mystery virus that threatened his involvement in Queensland's State of Origin series win over New South Wales last week.

His place has been taken by utility Mark Henry. Cowboys coach Graham Murray says the team is united following a week of distraction that began when the club released a statement of denial over an alleged sex scandal.