Wests Tigers Head Coach Michael Maguire will welcome back five-eighth Benji Marshall for Saturday's Round 8 clash against the Sydney Roosters at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
Marshall has not played for the club since picking up a hamstring injury in Round 3, but has been named to return in the number six jersey in place of Josh Reynolds, who will himself be sidelined for the next few weeks with a knee injury.
Marshall will start alongside Luke Brooks in the halves in the only change to this week's run-on side, which also sees Chris McQueen start again in the back row following his first NRL game of the season last week against the Titans.
After sitting out last week's game due to the necessary concussion protocols, Luke Garner is also a welcome return with the forward included on the bench.
Having played for the club's Canterbury Cup side over the past fortnight, hooker Jacob Liddle and winger David Nofoaluma have been named amongst the reserves for Saturday's game, along with Paul Momirovski and Russell Packer. Both Momirovski and Packer travelled with the squad to Tamworth but did not feature last week — Packer listed as 18th man while Momirovski was unused on the bench.
For the Roosters, Coach Trent Robinson will welcome back Luke Keary from concussion, with the five-eighth replacing Lachlan Lam in the halves, while Isaac Liu also returns from a broken finger to slot in at lock in place of Mitchell Aubusson.
Jake Friend's biceps injury sees Victor Radley shift from lock to hooker, with Poasa Faamausili, Sam Verrills and Lindsay Collins joining Lam amongst the reserves.
Wests Tigers will provide an updated 19-man squad 24 hours prior to their Round 8 game (7:30pm, Friday) with final team lists to be confirmed one hour before kickoff.
Game Day Film: Tamworth
Fullback for Roosters is number 1 James TedescoFullback for Wests Tigers is number 1 Moses Mbye
Winger for Roosters is number 2 Daniel TupouWinger for Wests Tigers is number 2 Mahe Fonua
Centre for Roosters is number 3 Latrell MitchellCentre for Wests Tigers is number 3 Robert Jennings
Centre for Roosters is number 17 Mitchell AubussonCentre for Wests Tigers is number 4 Esan Marsters
Winger for Roosters is number 4 Joseph ManuWinger for Wests Tigers is number 5 Corey Thompson
Five-Eighth for Roosters is number 6 Luke KearyFive-Eighth for Wests Tigers is number 11 Ryan Matterson
Halfback for Roosters is number 7 Cooper CronkHalfback for Wests Tigers is number 7 Luke Brooks
Prop for Roosters is number 8 Jared Waerea-HargreavesProp for Wests Tigers is number 8 Ben Matulino
Hooker for Roosters is number 9 Victor RadleyHooker for Wests Tigers is number 9 Robbie Farah
Prop for Roosters is number 10 Siosiua TaukeiahoProp for Wests Tigers is number 10 Alex Twal
2nd Row for Roosters is number 11 Boyd Cordner2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 12 Chris McQueen
2nd Row for Roosters is number 12 Angus Crichton2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 14 Elijah Taylor
Lock for Roosters is number 13 Isaac LiuLock for Wests Tigers is number 13 Josh Aloiai
Interchange for Roosters is number 14 Nat ButcherInterchange for Wests Tigers is number 15 Thomas Mikaele
Interchange for Roosters is number 15 Zane TetevanoInterchange for Wests Tigers is number 16 Matthew Eisenhuth
Interchange for Roosters is number 16 Sitili TupouniuaInterchange for Wests Tigers is number 17 Luke Garner
Interchange for Roosters is number 18 Lindsay CollinsInterchange for Wests Tigers is number 19 Jacob Liddle
- Referee: Matt Cecchin
- Referee: Tim Roby
- Touch Judge: Nick Beashel
- Touch Judge: Mark Bohan
- Video Referee: Ben Galea
- Senior Review Official: Steve Chiddy