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NRL Team Update: Round 21

Wests Tigers Head Coach Ivan Cleary has updated his 19-man squad to take on the Newcastle Knights for their Round 21 clash tomorrow at McDonald Jones Stadium.

Kickoff for the match is at 6:00pm AEST as Wests Tigers look to bounce back from a disappointing last start defeat to the Bulldogs and reduce the gap to the eighth-placed Warriors to just two points.

Cleary has confirmed one change to the side originally named during the week with Robbie Rochow dropping out of the squad. No replacement has yet been confirmed on the bench with Jacob Liddle and Chris McQueen both travelling to Newcastle today as part of the extended NRL squad.

McQueen was a late inclusion to the squad last week against the Bulldogs — playing 36 minutes in his side's 16-4 defeat — while Jacob Liddle could come in to contention after producing a Man of the Match performance in the club's Intrust Super Premiership win over Blacktown Workers last weekend.

Pita Godinet joins Rochow as the player to drop out of the extended 21-man squad, with his replacement on the bench to be confirmed by the club one hour prior to kickoff tomorrow (5:00pm, Friday).

For Newcastle, Coach Nathan Brown has also confirmed a key late change with Connor Watson ruled out. He is replaced in the halves by Jack Cogger with Luke Yates also dropping out of the squad.

 

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Knights is number 1 Kalyn Ponga
    Fullback for Wests Tigers is number 1 Moses Mbye
  • Winger for Knights is number 2 Ken Sio
    Winger for Wests Tigers is number 2 David Nofoaluma
  • Centre for Knights is number 3 Sione Mata'utia
    Centre for Wests Tigers is number 3 Esan Marsters
  • Centre for Knights is number 4 Cory Denniss
    Centre for Wests Tigers is number 4 Kevin Naiqama
  • Winger for Knights is number 5 Shaun Kenny-Dowall
    Winger for Wests Tigers is number 5 Corey Thompson
  • Five-Eighth for Knights is number 20 Jack Cogger
    Five-Eighth for Wests Tigers is number 6 Benji Marshall
  • Halfback for Knights is number 7 Mitchell Pearce
    Halfback for Wests Tigers is number 7 Luke Brooks

Forwards

  • Prop for Knights is number 10 Daniel Saifiti
    Prop for Wests Tigers is number 8 Russell Packer
  • Hooker for Knights is number 9 Danny Levi
    Hooker for Wests Tigers is number 9 Robbie Farah
  • Prop for Knights is number 16 Josh King
    Prop for Wests Tigers is number 10 Ben Matulino
  • 2nd Row for Knights is number 11 Lachlan Fitzgibbon
    2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 11 Michael Chee-Kam
  • 2nd Row for Knights is number 12 Mitchell Barnett
    2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 13 Elijah Taylor
  • Lock for Knights is number 13 Aidan Guerra
    Lock for Wests Tigers is number 17 Matthew Eisenhuth

Interchange

  • Interchange for Knights is number 8 Herman Ese'ese
    Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 12 Luke Garner
  • Interchange for Knights is number 14 Jamie Buhrer
    Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 14 Alex Twal
  • Interchange for Knights is number 15 Chris Heighington
    Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 15 Sauaso Sue
  • Interchange for Knights is number 17 JJ Collins
    Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 18 Jacob Liddle

Match Officials

  • Referee: Grant Atkins
  • Referee: Matt Noyen
  • Touch Judge: Dave Munro
  • Touch Judge: Kasey Badger
  • Video Referee: Luke Patten
  • Senior Review Official: Henry Perenara

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