Wests Tigers Coach Michael Maguire has named his 21-man squad to take on the South Sydney Rabbitohs this Saturday.
Kickoff for the match is at 7:35pm AEST as Wests Tigers look to bounce back from their last-start defeat to the Storm and head in to their Round 12 bye with a win.
Following on from Thursday's close loss to Melbourne, Maguire has opted for a change in his back five for the first time since Round 1 with Paul Momirovski starting in the centres in place of Mahe Fonua. Momirovski made his club debut in Wests Tigers win over the Sea Eagles to start the year but has primarily featured for the club's Canterbury Cup side, Western Suburbs Magpies, since that game.
Wests Tigers are otherwise unchanged following their good performance against the Storm and looking to continue their good recent form against the South Sydney Rabbitohs, having won five of the last seven matchups between the two.
With his 228th appearance for Wests Tigers this week, Benji Marshall will pass Chris Lawrence (currently 227) to move to second all-time in matches played for the club, with the Premiership Winner only behind Robbie Farah (currently 266 games).
In total, Marshall has played 294 career matches and is closing in on the elusive 300-game club along with Farah, who has played a total of 292 career games.
For South Sydney, Coach Wayne Bennett has opted for an unchanged side following their Round 10 win over the Canberra Raiders with versatile forward Ethan Lowe again listed in the centres after his late inclusion there last week. With Kyle Turner (toe), Braidon Burns (foot/hamstring) and Alex Johnston (knee) all sidelined, Lowe has been named to start in the centres with Jacob Gagan in the reserves.
Corey Allan retains his fullback spot after featuring there last week, with Billy Brittain and Bayley Sironen the other reserves listed in a 20-man squad by the Rabbitohs.
Having named their 21-man squad today, Wests Tigers will provide an updated 19-man squad for their Round 11 clash at 7:35pm AEST on Friday, before finalising their side to face South Sydney one hour prior to kickoff (6:35pm, Saturday).
Match: Rabbitohs v Wests Tigers
Round 11 -
Venue: ANZ Stadium, Sydney
Fullback for Rabbitohs is number 1 Corey AllanFullback for Wests Tigers is number 5 Corey Thompson
Winger for Rabbitohs is number 2 Mawene HirotiWinger for Wests Tigers is number 2 Robert Jennings
Centre for Rabbitohs is number 3 Ethan LoweCentre for Wests Tigers is number 3 Paul Momirovski
Centre for Rabbitohs is number 4 Dane GagaiCentre for Wests Tigers is number 4 Esan Marsters
Winger for Rabbitohs is number 5 Campbell GrahamWinger for Wests Tigers is number 18 David Nofoaluma
Five-Eighth for Rabbitohs is number 6 Cody WalkerFive-Eighth for Wests Tigers is number 6 Benji Marshall
Halfback for Rabbitohs is number 7 Adam ReynoldsHalfback for Wests Tigers is number 7 Luke Brooks
Prop for Rabbitohs is number 10 Thomas BurgessProp for Wests Tigers is number 8 Ben Matulino
Hooker for Rabbitohs is number 9 Damien CookHooker for Wests Tigers is number 9 Robbie Farah
Prop for Rabbitohs is number 14 Tevita TatolaProp for Wests Tigers is number 10 Alex Twal
2nd Row for Rabbitohs is number 11 John Sutton2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 11 Ryan Matterson
2nd Row for Rabbitohs is number 12 Sam Burgess2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 12 Chris McQueen
Lock for Rabbitohs is number 13 Cameron MurrayLock for Wests Tigers is number 13 Matthew Eisenhuth
Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 8 George BurgessInterchange for Wests Tigers is number 14 Jacob Liddle
Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 15 Mark NichollsInterchange for Wests Tigers is number 15 Thomas Mikaele
Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 16 Dean BrittInterchange for Wests Tigers is number 16 Josh Aloiai
Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 17 Liam KnightInterchange for Wests Tigers is number 17 Michael Chee-Kam
- Referee: Gerard Sutton
- Touch Judge: Kasey Badger
- Senior Review Official: Jared Maxwell