Tough decision awaits Cowboys
Should North Queensland select Matt Scott for Sunday’s NRL Grand Final?
That question will be one of many interesting subplots in the build up to the premiership decider.
Scott has not played since rupturing his ACL in Round 2.
He was a shock selection in the Cowboys’ initial 21-man squad for the Preliminary Final however did not make the final 17.
Many expect that Scott will be fit to play in the premiership decider.
Having spent so long on the sidelines there is no doubt it would be a gamble however it may be one worth taking given the 32-year-old is regarded as one of the best big men in the game.
Add to that the fact Scott has 233 games of NRL and Grand final experience, there may well be enough to tempt North Queensland coach Paul Green into picking the veteran.
“It’s a massive decision,” injured Cowboys co-captain Johnathan Thurston told Channel 9.
“He’s fit to play. He had his boots and was going to warm up (on Saturday).
“If one of the boys had of broke down then certainly he would have been a chance.
“It’s a big decision for the coaching staff to make. He’s a leader of our club.”