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NRL Team Update: Round 7

Wests Tigers Head Coach Ivan Cleary has updated his 19-man squad to take on the Newcastle Knights tomorrow afternoon for their Round 7 clash at Scully Park.

Kickoff for the match is at 5:30pm AEST with an official sell-out crowd at Tamworth.

Cleary has confirmed an unchanged lineup for tomorrow's game, with Tim Grant and Tuimoala Lolohea dropping out of the squad and set to feature in the club's Intrust Super Premiership game.

Elijah Taylor will make his return from a hamstring injury and captain the side for the first time this season, while Kevin Naiqama will play his 100th first-grade appearance in tomorrow's game.

Newcastle have confirmed two key change with prop Jacob Lillyman and hooker Danny Levi ruled out.

Their omissions sees Daniel Saifiti move in to the run-on side, while Josh King joins the bench,

Luke Yates and Cory Denniss have been retained in the squad as reserves.

Final lineups will be confirmed one hour before kickoff tomorrow (4:30pm, Saturday).


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

14. Pita Godinet
15. Alex Twal
16. Michael Chee Kam
17. Sauaso Sue

19. Chris McQueen
20. Tyson Gamble

Coach: Ivan Cleary



1. Kalyn Ponga
2. Shaun Kenny-Dowall
3. Sione Mata'utia
4. Nathan Ross
5. Ken Sio
6. Jack Cogger
7. Mitchell Pearce (capt.)
8. Herman Ese'ese
9. Slade Griffin
18. Daniel Saifiti
11. Lachlan Fitzgibbon
12. Aidan Guerra
13. Mitchell Barnett

15. Chris Heighington
16. Jamie Buhrer
17. Jacob Saifiti
19. Joshua King

20. Luke Yates
21. Cory Denniss

Coach: Nathan Brown

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