NRL Late Changes: Round 6

Wests Tigers NRL Head Coach Ivan Cleary has finalised his side to take on the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles this afternoon at Lottoland for their Round 6 clash.

Kickoff for the match is at 4:10pm AEST with live coverage via Channel 9 and Fox League.

Cleary has confirmed one late change to the team originally named during the week, with Josh Aloiai set to start at prop for the first time in his career — pushing Alex Twal back to the interchange bench.

A former club Rookie of the Year, Aloiai was one of Wests Tigers' best in their last start win over the Melbourne Storm and will partner Ben Matulino up front in place of the injured Russell Packer.

Josh Reynolds will become Wests Tigers Player 214 when he comes off the bench for his club debut, with Jacob Liddle set to start at hooker while Benji Marshall and Luke Brooks again combine in the halves.

Sauaso Sue will also feature in his first NRL game of the season after being included on the bench, while Marshall will formally captain the team this afternoon for the second time this season.

For the Sea Eagles, Coach Trent Barrett has handed young forward Taniela Paseka his first-grade debut, with the prop replacing forward Frank Winterstein on the interchange bench.

Jackson Hastings will also miss the match after being ruled out with an achilles injury. 

WESTS TIGERS

1. Corey Thompson
2. David Nofoaluma
3. Esan Marsters
4. Kevin Naiqama
5. Malakai Watene-Zelezniak
6. Benji Marshall (capt.)
7. Luke Brooks
15. Josh Aloiai
9. Jacob Liddle
10. Ben Matulino
11. Chris Lawrence
12. Robbie Rochow
13. Matt Eisenhuth

Interchange:
8. Alex Twal
14. Josh Reynolds
16. Michael Chee Kam
17. Sauaso Sue

Coach: Ivan Cleary 

MANLY-WARRINGAH SEA EAGLES

1. Tom Trbojevic
2. Brad Parker
3. Dylan Walker
4. Brian Kelly
5. Akuila Uate
6. Lachlan Croker
7. Daly Cherry-Evans (capt.)
8. Addin Fonua-Blake
9. Apisai Koroisau
10. Martin Taupau
11. Joel Thompson
12. Jack Gosiewski
13. Jake Trbeojevic

Interchange:
15. Shaun Lane
16. Lloyd Perrett
18. Matthew Wright
21. Taniela Paseka

Coach: Trent Barrett