RECAP: Aaron Payne, Cowboys Challenge games
RUGBY LEAGUE: The Cathedral College will welcome back influential centre Jackson Warde for their Aaron Payne Cup showdown with Ignatius Park.
Warde's inclusion is one of two changes to the side that beat St Patrick's College Mackay in their opening game last week.
Forward Josh Grange comes on to the bench after his strong showing in the first round of the Rockhampton and District Secondary Schools Rugby League competition last Friday.
TCC will be looking to make it two from two when they tackle Ignatius Park at 11.30am today in Mackay.
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St Brendan's College also head to Mackay to meet Mackay State High at 3pm in the APC.
The Cowboys Challenge games are at 12.45pm (TCC v Ignatius Park) and 2pm (St Brendan's v Mackay SHS).
TCC were solid across the park in their 30-nil win over St Patrick's College Mackay in their APC opener last week but coach Mick Busby knows they will have go to another level to get the points this week.
He said Warde, a Queensland Indigenous under-16 representative last year, would be a great addition with his trademark speed and strength.
He has overcome a leg infection and will line up against Ignatius Park for the first time after injury has denied him that opportunity in the past couple of years.
Busby said TCC would need to "man up in defence" on the Townsville outfit.
"They're a different kettle of fish, and they're a team we haven't beaten in a number of years," he said.
"They've been a hard side for us to crack; they're well coached and well drilled and they've always got really good depth.
"We've just got to man up in defence and communicate well.
"We will try to repeat some of what we did against St Pat's but we've got to be better again."
Busby said he would need another big effort from the forward pack and just as they did last week, Riley Boaza, Matt Hedges and Jai Hansen would have to lead from the front in defence.
"We need to stay focused and play for every minute of the game," Busby said.
"The midway point through each half, when they do their interchanges, we have to be strong.
"I'm feeling pretty good and we won't die wondering, that's for sure."