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NRL Team Update: Round 9

NRL Team Update

Wests Tigers NRL Head Coach Ivan Cleary has updated his 19-man squad to take on the Cronulla Sharks on Saturday night for their Round 9 clash at Leichhardt Oval.

Kickoff for the match is at 7:30pm AEST as part of a three-game program at Leichhardt Oval.

Cleary has confirmed that Tim Grant will not feature against the Sharks on Saturday, failing his fitness test after coming from the field with injury in last Sunday's win over the Bullodgs.

He is replaced on the interchange bench by JJ Felise, who will make his first appearance for Wests Tigers this year, having played eight games for the Club in his 2016 rookie season.

Kyle Lovett (19) and Justin Hunt (20) have been named as reserves, with Jack Littlejohn (21) to return to the Intrust Super Premiership side, which plays at 2:15pm AEST against Newcastle.

For Cronulla, inspirational forward Luke Lewis will also miss the clash with injury, replaced in the side by Tony Williams, who will play his first game of the season in his new colours.

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WESTS TIGERS

1. James Tedesco
2. David Nofoaluma
3. Michael Chee Kam
4. Moses Suli
5. Kevin Naiqama
6. Mitchell Moses
7. Luke Brooks
8. Aaron Woods (capt.)
9. Matt McIlwrick
10. Ava Seumanufagai
11. Joel Edwards
12. Chris Lawrence
13. Elijah Taylor

Interchange:
15. Sauaso Sue
16. Josh Aloiai
17. Jacob Liddle
18. JJ Felise

Reserves:
19. Kyle Lovett
20. Justin Hunt

Coach: Ivan Cleary

 

CRONULLA SHARKS — Two players to be omitted

1. Valentine Holmes
2. Sosaia Feki
3. Jack Bird
4. Ricky Leutele
5. Gerard Beale 
6. James Maloney
7. Chad Townsend
8. Andrew Fifita
9. Jayden Brailey
10. Matt Prior
18. Tony Williams
12. Wade Graham
13. Paul Gallen (capt.)

Interchange:
14. Kurt Capewell
15. Chris Heighington  
16. Jeremy Latimore  
17. Joseph Paulo

Reserves: 
19. Sam Tagataese  
20. Edrick Lee

Coach: Shane Flanagan