NRL Team Update: Round 1

Wests Tigers Head Coach Michael Maguire has confirmed an unchanged lineup as his side prepare for the first game of the 2019 NRL season tomorrow afternoon at Leichhardt Oval.

Kickoff for the match is at 5:30pm AEDT as Wests Tigers take on the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles, looking for their fifth consecutive Round 1 victory.

After naming a 21-man squad on Tuesday, Maguire has confirmed no changes as yet to the side with Chris McQueen and Jacob Liddle dropping out. Both players will feature for the club's Canterbury Cup side in their match on Saturday.

Josh Reynolds and Matt Eisenhuth remain in the squad as reserves.

Wests Tigers' Round 1 team will see three club debutants take to the field — Robert Jennings, Paul Momirovski and Ryan Matterson — while Keebra Park junior Thomas Mikaele will make his first-grade debut after being named on the bench.

Final team lists for both sides will be updated one hour prior to kickoff.

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Wests Tigers is number 1 Corey Thompson
    Fullback for Sea Eagles is number 1 Brendan Elliot
  • Winger for Wests Tigers is number 2 Mahe Fonua
    Winger for Sea Eagles is number 2 Jorge Taufua
  • Centre for Wests Tigers is number 3 Paul Momirovski
    Centre for Sea Eagles is number 3 Moses Suli
  • Centre for Wests Tigers is number 4 Esan Marsters
    Centre for Sea Eagles is number 4 Brad Parker
  • Winger for Wests Tigers is number 5 Robert Jennings
    Winger for Sea Eagles is number 5 Reuben Garrick
  • Five-Eighth for Wests Tigers is number 6 Benji Marshall
    Five-Eighth for Sea Eagles is number 6 Kane Elgey
  • Halfback for Wests Tigers is number 7 Luke Brooks
    Halfback for Sea Eagles is number 7 Daly Cherry-Evans

Forwards

  • Prop for Wests Tigers is number 8 Ben Matulino
    Prop for Sea Eagles is number 8 Addin Fonua-Blake
  • Hooker for Wests Tigers is number 9 Robbie Farah
    Hooker for Sea Eagles is number 9 Apisai Koroisau
  • Prop for Wests Tigers is number 10 Alex Twal
    Prop for Sea Eagles is number 10 Martin Taupau
  • 2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 11 Ryan Matterson
    2nd Row for Sea Eagles is number 11 Joel Thompson
  • 2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 12 Luke Garner
    2nd Row for Sea Eagles is number 12 Curtis Sironen
  • Lock for Wests Tigers is number 13 Elijah Taylor
    Lock for Sea Eagles is number 13 Jake Trbojevic

Interchange

  • Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 14 Russell Packer
    Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 14 Trent Hodkinson
  • Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 15 Thomas Mikaele
    Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 15 Jack Gosiewski
  • Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 16 Josh Aloiai
    Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 16 Kelepi Tanginoa
  • Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 17 Michael Chee-Kam
    Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 17 Toafofoa Sipley