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NRL Team Update: Round 8

Wests Tigers NRL Head Coach Ivan Cleary has updated his 19-man squad to take on the Parramatta Eels tomorrow afternoon for their Round 8 clash.

Kickoff for the match is at 4:00pm AEST from ANZ Stadium, Sydney.

After picking up a concussion in last week's loss to the Newcastle Knights, Elijah Taylor has been ruled out of tomorrow's match against Parramatta after failing to pass his concussion test.

Josh Aloiai moves in to the starting side at lock as his replacement, while Tim Grant moves on to the interchange bench for his first appearance in the first-grade side this season.

Tyson Gamble and Mahe Fonua have both been retained in the 19-man squad as reserves. 

Parramatta have named the same squad as listed earlier in the week, with no changes expected for the blue and gold. Kane Evans and Cameron King have been omitted from the 21-man squad.

Final team lists for both sides will be confirmed one hour before kickoff (3:00pm, Sunday). 


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. Chris Lawrence (capt.)
12. Robbie Rochow
15. Josh Aloiai

14. Pita Godinet
16. Michael Chee Kam
17. Sauaso Sue
18. Tim Grant

20. Tyson Gamble
21. Mahe Fonua

Coach: Ivan Cleary



1. Clint Gutherson (capt.)
2. Bevan French
3. Michael Jennings
4. Brad Takairangi
5. George Jennings
6. Corey Norman
7. Mitchell Moses
8. Daniel Alvaro
9. Kaysa Pritchard
10. Suaia Matagi
11. Manu Ma'u
12. Tony Williams
13. Peni Terepo

14. Will Smith
15. Kenny Edwards
16. David Gower
17. Tim Mannah (capt.)

18. Tepai Moeroa
20. Josh Hoffman

Coach: Brad Arthur

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