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Wests Tigers have named their VB NSW Cup team that will take on the Penrith Panthers at Sportingbet Stadium this Saturday in Round 6 of the competition.

Having won their last two matches in dramatic fashion — a try after the siren against New Zealand Warriors and a field goal on the siren against Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles — Head Coach Paul Fletcher said he was obviously pleased to have the victories but urged his side to continue to develop their consistency for the full 80 minutes.

Jack Madden and Jy Hitchcox are the two notable changes for the team, as regular fullback Kurtis Rowe and five-eighth Blake Austin make their NRL debuts for the Club.

NRL second-rower Cory Paterson has also been named for his first start since suffering a concussion against the New Zealand Warriors in Round 4 — moving regular second-rower Ben Murdoch-Masila into the front row for the first time this year.

Hear what Fletcher had to say about the team and this week's opponents above.


1. Jy Hitchcox
2. Marika Koroibete
3. Setefano Taukafa
4. Asipeli Fine
5. Taqele Naiyaravoro
6. Jack Madden
7. Nathan Waters
8. Nathan Brown
9. Joel Luani
10. Ben Murdoch-Masila
11. Cory Paterson
12. Jarred Farlow (c)
13. Kyle Lovett

14. Michael Bullock
15. Jack Buchanan
16. Inno Inosesio
17. Andy Fiagatusa
18. Sam Hollis
19. Corey Brown

Coach: Paul Fletcher

Click here to see the NRL team named to take on the Cowboys this Saturday!
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