Cowboys coach released from isolation early

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The Cowboys person received a boost up of their Friday nighttime clash with the Rabbitohs aft their manager Todd Payten was released from isolation earlier than expected.

Payten was past week ordered to self-isolate for 14 days aft helium was deemed a 'close contact' to a affirmative COVID case.

However, helium has since been reclassified by Queensland Health and is nary longer deemed a adjacent contact.

Todd Payten of the Cowboys speaks aft a proceedings against the Broncos. Payten was caretaker manager of the Warriors past season, past switched to North Queensland to instrumentality his archetypal NRL caput coaching role. (Getty)

The NRL released a connection confirming the news.

"The reclassification was made past week, but arsenic an abundance of caution the NRL requested Payten stay successful isolation for 7 days and instrumentality a antagonistic trial today," the connection said.

Cowboys subordinate Griffin Neame, who was besides isolating distant from the squad, has been allowed to instrumentality to the assemblage for the aforesaid reason.

"Neame has besides completed 7 days isolation arsenic a debased hazard interaction and returned a antagonistic trial today," the NRL's connection said.

"The NRL acknowledgment some Payten and Neame for their compliance, implicit and supra nationalist wellness orders."

The quality volition travel arsenic invited alleviation to a Cowboys broadside that was pummelled 38-0 by Newcastle portion Payten watched from his location connected Saturday.

North Queensland presently beryllium successful 10th spot connected the ladder but are adjacent connected points with the Sharks and Knights, who beryllium supra them connected eighth and ninth.

They volition look a South Sydney broadside without Origin stars Latrell Mitchell, Jai Arrow and Dane Gagai but that volition beryllium balanced retired by their ain absences, with Valentine Holmes, Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow and perchance Francis Molo missing owed to Queensland duties.

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