NRL Late Changes: Round 10

Wests Tigers Head Coach Ivan Cleary has finalised his team to take on the North Queensland Cowboys tonight for their Round 10 clash at Leichhardt Oval.

Kickoff for the match is at 7:50pm AEST with live TV coverage via Channel 9 and Fox League.

Cleary has confirmed one key late change for his side tonight with Kevin Naiqama rested from the squad — replaced in the run-on side by Malakai Watene-Zelezniak with Mahe Fonua shifting to centre.

Russell Packer (knee), Jacob Liddle (sternum) and Chris Lawrence (concussion) have all been confirmed to start tonight's match after passing their various fitness tests throughout the week.

Elijah Taylor will formally captain the team as Wests Tigers look to end a run of three straight defeats.

After a promising last start win, North Queensland Cowboys Coach Paul Green has named the same 17 for tonight's game with prop forward Scott Bolton confirmed to play.

WESTS TIGERS

1. Corey Thompson
2. David Nofoaluma
3. Esan Marsters
5. Mahe Fonua
20. Malakai Watene-Zelezniak
6. Benji Marshall
7. Luke Brooks
8. Russell Packer
9. Elijah Taylor (capt.)
10. Ben Matulino
11. Chris Lawrence
12. Robbie Rochow
13. Matt Eisenhuth

Interchange:
14. Alex Twal
15. Jacob Liddle
16. Michael Chee Kam
17. Sauaso Sue

Coach: Ivan Cleary

 

NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS

1. Lachlan Coote
2. Kyle Feldt
3. Justin O'Neill
4. Ben Hampton
5. Antonio Winterstein
6. Michael Morgan
7. Jonathan Thurston (capt.)
8. Matt Scott (capt.)
9. Jake Granville
10. Scott Bolton
11. Gavin Cooper
12. Coen Hess
13. Jason Taumalolo

Interchange:
14. Te Maire Martin
15. Shaun Fensom
16. Corey Jensen
17. Ethan Lowe

Coach: Paul Green