Oliver Clark will become Wests Tigers Player #224 after being named by Coach Michael Maguire to make his first-grade debut in Friday's Round 9 clash against the Penrith Panthers.

Clark has been named on the bench for his NRL debut after impressing in his first full season with Wests Tigers, having joined the club midway through the season last year after an immediate switch from this week's opponents, Penrith.

A Quakers Hill junior, Clark is a powerful prop who has featured in numerous junior representative sides for New South Wales already in his short career, and will add plenty to the Wests Tigers engine room this week against the Panthers.

Clark progressed through the junior grades at the foot of the mountain with appearances in the NSW U/16's (2012), U/18's (2013) and U/20's (2015-16), before stepping up to the then Intrust Super Premiership competition after that.

The 22-year-old ran for 195 metres from his 16 carries while adding 37 tackles without missing in 56 minutes during last week's Canterbury Cup game.

He has been named on the bench by Coach Michael Maguire, and will become the second Wests Tigers player to make their NRL debut this year after Thomas Mikaele made his debut against the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles in Round 1.

For more information on Oliver Clark, click here for his full Player Profile.

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Wests Tigers is number 1 Moses Mbye
    Fullback for Panthers is number 1 Caleb Aekins
  • Winger for Wests Tigers is number 2 Mahe Fonua
    Winger for Panthers is number 2 Josh Mansour
  • Centre for Wests Tigers is number 3 Robert Jennings
    Centre for Panthers is number 3 Dean Whare
  • Centre for Wests Tigers is number 4 Esan Marsters
    Centre for Panthers is number 15 Tyrell Fuimaono
  • Winger for Wests Tigers is number 5 Corey Thompson
    Winger for Panthers is number 5 Dallin Watene-Zelezniak
  • Five-Eighth for Wests Tigers is number 6 Benji Marshall
    Five-Eighth for Panthers is number 6 James Maloney
  • Halfback for Wests Tigers is number 7 Luke Brooks
    Halfback for Panthers is number 7 Nathan Cleary

Forwards

  • Prop for Wests Tigers is number 8 Ben Matulino
    Prop for Panthers is number 8 James Tamou
  • Hooker for Wests Tigers is number 9 Robbie Farah
    Hooker for Panthers is number 9 Wayde Egan
  • Prop for Wests Tigers is number 10 Alex Twal
    Prop for Panthers is number 10 Reagan Campbell-Gillard
  • 2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 11 Ryan Matterson
    2nd Row for Panthers is number 21 Viliame Kikau
  • 2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 12 Chris McQueen
    2nd Row for Panthers is number 12 James Fisher-Harris
  • Lock for Wests Tigers is number 13 Matthew Eisenhuth
    Lock for Panthers is number 19 Kaide Ellis

Interchange

  • Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 14 Jacob Liddle
    Interchange for Panthers is number 14 Sione Katoa
  • Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 15 Thomas Mikaele
    Interchange for Panthers is number 16 Moses Leota
  • Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 16 Oliver Clark
    Interchange for Panthers is number 17 Tim Grant
  • Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 20 Michael Chee-Kam
    Interchange for Panthers is number 18 Jarome Luai