Origin winger Selwyn Cobbo has been named to make his return for the Brisbane Broncos in Thursday night’s prime time showdown with the Sydney Roosters at the SCG.
The 20-year-old has been sidelined since copping a heavy head knock for the Maroons in the Origin decider at Suncorp Stadium last month, the Broncos taking a cautious approach to his recovery.
Cobbo has been outstanding in his first full NRL season on the wing, scoring 12 tries in 14 games, making 67 tackle breaks, 12 line breaks and running for an average 129 metres per game.
His return sees Delouise Hoeter move to an extended bench, while last week’s debutant Deine Mariner retains his spot in the centres.
In other changes, Kobe Hetherington has been named at lock replacing Queensland lock Pat Carrigan who will face the NRL judiciary tonight.
Hetherington was outstanding at No.13 for the Broncos in Carrigan’s absence during the Origin period. Prop Rhys Kennedy comes into the 17 on the interchange.
Elsewhere, Jake Turpin also comes onto the interchange in No.14 replacing Cory Paix, who will return to the Hostplus Cup to play some extended minutes and build more fitness off the back of his knee injury.
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