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Expect a few selection surprises in the front-row when coach Mick Potter names his Round 1 side later this afternoon to take on the Newcastle Knights on Monday night at Hunter Stadium.

In an exclusive Members only announcement, Potter has named rookie prop Jack Buchanan to start at prop, partnering Keith Galloway up front.

Jack is a young player who has really stood out in the preseason. I'm looking forward to seeing how he goes against men, Potter said.

We are still waiting on Aaron Woods.

Mick Potter has also exclusively revealed to Wests Tigers Members that Woods will travel to Newcastle as part of an extended 20-man squad and with his knee being monitored through the week.

Stay tuned for the full team announcement, including a video with Mick Potter, which will be on the website at 3:30pm.