The Cowboys are well aware of Forbes’ second-half adrenalin rush against Dubbo Macquarie last week and now Wellington’s depleted side must face the Magpies at Kennard Park on Sunday.
“Forbes is always hard to beat and we are out to take revenge after our first-round loss to them. That one hurt,” Cowboys’ publicity officer Ray Fabar said.
“We are hoping for some luck, the bounce of the ball has really beaten us,” he said.
Lewis Stanley, who has been appearing in first grade, and Brent Naden will also be missing from the under-18s side because of representative duties with Country in Toowoomba. The reserve grade team, despite being equal leaders in the Group 11 competition, also faces answers about its credibility.
“All in all it’s a day when we have to win all three grades. Our supporters have been great and we expect a big crowd for the matches against Forbes,” Mr Farbar added.
TEAM: Full-back: A Beale, wingers: Aiden Ryan, Djani Tyson, centres: Kane Ashby, Kyle West, Five-eighth: Chris Daley, half: Richard Peckham, lock: Shannon Ireland, second-rowers: Ken Everson, Jayden Chatfield, front row: Mick Gibson, Paul Black : hooker: Troy Osborne.