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Behind enemy lines: Round 15

North Queensland coach Paul Green has named his mandatory 21-man squad ahead of the Cowboys' Round 15 clash against the St George Illawarra Dragons at WIN Stadium, Wollongong on Friday, June 28.

Mid-season signing Scott Drinkwater has been named at fullback for his game as a Cowboy. It allows Michael Morgan to shift to five-eighth, Jordan Kahu to the centres and Enari Tuala to wing at the expense of now-reserve Javid Bowen.

Josh McGuire is suspended while Coen Hess (leg) is also out. Jordan McLean (hamstring) returns in the front row and Shane Wright has been promote to the starting team.

Reuben Cotter will get his second crack at the NRL from the interchange due to the season-ending ACL injury to Papua New Guinean international Kurt Baptiste.

Matt Scott's (shoulder) inclusion in the reserves is one to keep an eye out for.

Cowboys NRL squad for Round 15 v Dragons –

1. Scott Drinkwater
2. Kyle Feldt
3. Jordan Kahu
4. Tom Opacic
5. Enari Tuala
6. Michael Morgan (c)
7. Jake Clifford
8. Scott Bolton
9. Jake Granville
10. Jordan McLean
11. Gavin Cooper
12. Shane Wright
13. Jason Taumalolo

14. Reuben Cotter
15. John Asiata
16. Corey Jensen
17. Francis Molo
18. Peter Hola
19. Javid Bowen
20. Matthew Scott
21. Emry Pere