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NRL Team Update: Round 1

Wests Tigers Head Coach Ivan Cleary has updated his 19-man squad to take on the Sydney Roosters tomorrow afternoon for their Round 1 clash at ANZ Stadium.

With all 17 players successfully completing today's final training session, no changes are expected to the side with David Nofoaluma and Taane Milne both dropping out of the original squad.

Benji Marshall (calf) has been cleared to make his Wests Tigers return off the interchange bench.

Tim Grant and Matt McIlwrick have been retained as cover for the side, with the latter named to feature in Western Suburbs Magpies' Intrust Super Premiership clash against the Bulldogs on Saturday.

For the Roosters, five-eighth Luke Keary has lost his race against the clock as he recovers from a broken jaw, with Mitchell Cornish set to partner Cooper Cronk in the halves for Saturday's game.

Wests Tigers final team list will be announced at 3:30pm tomorrow, one hour prior to kickoff.



1. Tuimoala Lolohea
2. Corey Thompson
3. Esan Marsters
4. Kevin Naiqama
5. Malakai Watene-Zelezniak
6. Josh Reynolds
7. Luke Brooks
8. Russell Packer
9. Pita Godinet
10. Ben Matulino
11. Chris Lawrence (capt.)
12. Robbie Rochow
13. Elijah Taylor

14. Benji Marshall
15. Alex Twal
16. Michael Chee Kam
17. Matt Eisenhuth

18. Matt McIlwrick
20. Tim Grant

Coach: Ivan Cleary

SYDNEY ROOSTERS (Two players to omit)

1. James Tedesco
2. Daniel Tupou
3. Latrell Mitchell
4. Joseph Manu
5. Blake Ferguson
6. Mitchell Cornish
7. Cooper Cronk
8. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
9. Jake Friend (capt.)
10. Sio Siua Taukeiaho
11. Boyd Cordner (capt.)
12. Mitchell Aubusson
13. Isaac Liu

14. Dylan Napa
15. Zane Tetevano
16. Ryan Matterson
17. Victor Radley

18. Reece Robinson
20. Nat Butcher

Coach: Trent Robinson

Acknowledgement of Country

Wests Tigers respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.

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