Wests Tigers Head Coach Michael Maguire has updated his 19-man squad to take on the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs this Sunday for their Round 3 clash at Campbelltown Sports Stadium.
Kickoff for the match is at 4:05pm AEDT as Wests Tigers look to continue their strong start to season 2019 with their third consecutive victory while the Bulldogs head in to the contest searching for their first win after two heavy defeats.
In identical fashion to last week, Maguire has confirmed no changes of yet with Josh Reynolds and Matt Eisenhuth dropping out of the 21-man squad. Both players featured for the club's Canterbury Cup team in Round 2 — earning selection in the Team of the Week after helping the Magpies to a dominant victory — and will likely line up again for Western Suburbs on Sunday prior to the NRL contest.
Paul Momirovski and Chris McQueen remain in the 19-man squad as reserves with final team lists to be confirmed one hour prior to kickoff (3:05pm, Sunday).
For the Bulldogs, Coach Dean Pay has confirmed an unchanged lineup also, with Jack Cogger and Raymond Faitala-Mariner dropping out of the squad. Marcelo Montoya and Sauaso Sue — who were both named for the Bulldogs Canterbury Cup side earlier in the week — have been retained in the side as reserves.
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After finishing Round 2 on top of the Telstra Premiership ladder for the first time in club history, Wests Tigers will be looking to secure another club in Round 3 first by winning their first three games to start a season for the first time since 2000.
Those heading to Campbelltown Sports Stadium on Sunday are in for a rugby league triple-header with the club's Jersey Flegg (12:00pm AEDT), Canterbury Cup (1:55pm AEDT) and NRL (4:05pm AEDT) sides all in action against the Bulldogs.
Fullback for Wests Tigers is number 1 Moses MbyeFullback for Bulldogs is number 1 Nick Meaney
Winger for Wests Tigers is number 2 Mahe FonuaWinger for Bulldogs is number 2 Jayden Okunbor
Centre for Wests Tigers is number 3 Robert JenningsCentre for Bulldogs is number 3 Kerrod Holland
Centre for Wests Tigers is number 4 Esan MarstersCentre for Bulldogs is number 4 Will Hopoate
Winger for Wests Tigers is number 5 Corey ThompsonWinger for Bulldogs is number 5 Reimis Smith
Five-Eighth for Wests Tigers is number 6 Benji MarshallFive-Eighth for Bulldogs is number 6 Kieran Foran
Halfback for Wests Tigers is number 7 Luke BrooksHalfback for Bulldogs is number 7 Lachlan Lewis
Prop for Wests Tigers is number 8 Ben MatulinoProp for Bulldogs is number 8 Aiden Tolman
Hooker for Wests Tigers is number 9 Robbie FarahHooker for Bulldogs is number 9 Jeremy Marshall-King
Prop for Wests Tigers is number 10 Alex TwalProp for Bulldogs is number 10 Dylan Napa
2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 11 Ryan Matterson2nd Row for Bulldogs is number 11 Josh Jackson
2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 12 Luke Garner2nd Row for Bulldogs is number 12 Corey Harawira-Naera
Lock for Wests Tigers is number 13 Elijah TaylorLock for Bulldogs is number 16 Rhyse Martin
Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 14 Russell PackerInterchange for Bulldogs is number 13 Adam Elliott
Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 15 Thomas MikaeleInterchange for Bulldogs is number 14 Michael Lichaa
Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 16 Josh AloiaiInterchange for Bulldogs is number 15 Ofahiki Ogden
Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 17 Michael Chee-KamInterchange for Bulldogs is number 17 Chris Smith
- Referee: Grant Atkins
- Referee: Gavin Badger
- Touch Judge: Rickey MacFarlane
- Touch Judge: Tim Roby
- Video Referee: Bryan Norrie
- Senior Review Official: Steve Chiddy