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NRL Late Changes: Round 13

Wests Tigers NRL Head Coach Ivan Cleary has finalised his team to take on the Sydney Roosters today for their Round 13 clash at Allianz Stadium.

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

After a last start win over the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, Cleary has confirmed just one late change to the team originally named during the week with Tim Grant set to start the match at look.

He replaces Matt Eisenhuth in the run-on side, who drops back to the interchange bench alongside Josh Reynolds in his second game back from injury, Alex Twal and Josh Aloiai.

Elijah Taylor starts the match at hooker in what will be the 150th NRL game of his career.

For the Roosters, Coach Trent Robinson has been dealt a blow with star forward Ryan Matterson ruled out as he continues to recover from a nasty head knock sustained in the Round 11 defeat to Brisbane.

His omission sees Nat Butcher take his place in the back row, while Lindsay Collins joins the bench.


1. Tuimoala Lolohea
2. David Nofoaluma
3. Esan Marsters
4. Mahe Fonua
5. Corey Thompson
6. Benji Marshall (capt.)
7. Luke Brooks
8. Russell Packer
9. Elijah Taylor
10. Ben Matulino
11. Chris Lawrence
12. Michael Chee Kam
17. Tim Grant

13. Matt Eisenhuth
14. Alex Twal
15. Josh Reynolds
16. Josh Aloiai

Coach: Ivan Cleary  

Matthew Elliott previews Roosters clash


1. Blake Ferguson
2. Daniel Tupou
3. Joseph Manu
4. Mitchell Aubusson
5. Matthew Ikuvalu
6. Luke Keary
7. Cooper Cronk
8. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
9. Jake Friend (capt.)
10. Sio Siua Taukeiaho
11. Victor Radley
17. Nat Butcher
13. Isaac Liu

14. Zane Tetevano
15. Frank-Paul Nuusuala
16. Kurt Baptiste
19. Lindsay Collins

Coach: Trent Robinson

Cleary gives final word on Roosters clash

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