Wests Tigers can provide the following update on the club's Top 30 NRL squad for the upcoming 2019 Telstra Premiership season.
Under NRL guidelines, clubs are required to confirm a top 24 roster for 2019 with the NRL as of November 1, 2018 — the start of the financial rugby league calendar — with 29 players to be signed on when the regular season commences.
Clubs then have until the June 30 deadline to finalise their Top 30 squad, while also retaining between three and six players as part of the club's Development squad.
Wests Tigers confirmed that the club's 2018 Development players — Sam McIntyre, Thomas Mikaele and Dylan Smith — will all join the Top 30 NRL squad in 2019, joining Ryan Matterson, Zane Musgrove and Paul Momirovski as the new faces.
Moses Mbye, Robbie Farah, Oliver Clark and Luke Garner will also begin their first full season with the team following their respective mid-season arrivals in 2018.
Alex Seyfarth, Jock Madden, Kane Bradley and Tommy Talau will feature as the club's four Development players in 2019. The four players will train with the full-time NRL squad throughout the year, but are not eligible to play first-grade in 2019.
Currently, Wests Tigers have 28 players signed in the Top 30 squad for season 2019, with the full squad to return to pre-season training on November 15.
Wests Tigers 2019 NRL Squad (in alphabetical order)
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Coach: Michael Maguire
Wests Tigers 2019 Development Players