Wests Tigers Head Coach Michael Maguire has named an unchanged team for his side's Round 6 clash against the Parramatta Eels at Bankwest Stadium on Easter Monday.

Maguire has named the same 17 players that featured in last Thursday's upset win over the Brisbane Broncos to start again on Monday, with Josh Reynolds retaining his spot at five-eighth with Benji Marshall (hamstring) still unavailable for selection.

Robert Jennings has also been named to play in the centres, and will undergo the appropriate concussion protocols this week after being forced off in Round 5.

Having made a successful return from injury via Canterbury Cup last Sunday, David Nofoaluma has been named in the extended squad amongst the reserves — joining Paul Momirovski, Elijah Taylor and Chris McQueen as the extra players in the team.

Chris Lawrence (jaw), Oliver Clark (knee) and Jacob Liddle (ankle) are unavailable.


For the Eels, winger Blake Ferguson has been named despite picking up a broken nose and a rib injury in last week's loss to the Canberra Raiders, but Greg Leleisiuao has been named as cover amongst the reserves in jersey 21.

Parramatta Coach Brad Arthur has included two new faces on the bench with 19-year-old Oregon Kaufusi and 21-year-old Ray Stone coming in for Kane Evans and David Gower who have been named as reserves. A former Wests Tigers NYC player, Stone made one career NRL game while Kaufusi has played just four games.

Manu Ma'u remains sidelined for another week after being not named in the squad.

Updated 19-man teams will be announced 24 hours before kickoff (4:00pm, Sunday) with final teams confirmed one hour prior to the Easter Monday clash at 3:00pm.

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Eels is number 1 Clinton Gutherson
    Fullback for Wests Tigers is number 1 Moses Mbye
  • Winger for Eels is number 2 Maika Sivo
    Winger for Wests Tigers is number 2 Mahe Fonua
  • Centre for Eels is number 3 Michael Jennings
    Centre for Wests Tigers is number 3 Robert Jennings
  • Centre for Eels is number 4 Brad Takairangi
    Centre for Wests Tigers is number 4 Esan Marsters
  • Winger for Eels is number 20 Josh Hoffman
    Winger for Wests Tigers is number 5 Corey Thompson
  • Five-Eighth for Eels is number 6 Jaeman Salmon
    Five-Eighth for Wests Tigers is number 6 Josh Reynolds
  • Halfback for Eels is number 7 Mitchell Moses
    Halfback for Wests Tigers is number 7 Luke Brooks

Forwards

  • Prop for Eels is number 8 Daniel Alvaro
    Prop for Wests Tigers is number 8 Russell Packer
  • Hooker for Eels is number 9 Reed Mahoney
    Hooker for Wests Tigers is number 9 Robbie Farah
  • Prop for Eels is number 10 Junior Paulo
    Prop for Wests Tigers is number 10 Alex Twal
  • 2nd Row for Eels is number 11 Shaun Lane
    2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 11 Ryan Matterson
  • 2nd Row for Eels is number 12 Marata Niukore
    2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 12 Luke Garner
  • Lock for Eels is number 14 Peni Terepo
    Lock for Wests Tigers is number 13 Josh Aloiai

Interchange

  • Interchange for Eels is number 13 Tepai Moeroa
    Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 14 Ben Matulino
  • Interchange for Eels is number 15 Tim Mannah
    Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 15 Thomas Mikaele
  • Interchange for Eels is number 16 Oregon Kaufusi
    Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 16 Matthew Eisenhuth
  • Interchange for Eels is number 17 Ray Stone
    Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 17 Michael Chee-Kam