All the Round 11 team news!

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.

Paul Momirovski in action for Wests Tigers against the Sea Eagles in Round 1.
Paul Momirovski in action for Wests Tigers against the Sea Eagles in Round 1.

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).

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Rabbitohs is number 1 Corey Allan
    Fullback for Wests Tigers is number 5 Corey Thompson
  • Winger for Rabbitohs is number 2 Mawene Hiroti
    Winger for Wests Tigers is number 2 Robert Jennings
  • Centre for Rabbitohs is number 3 Ethan Lowe
    Centre for Wests Tigers is number 3 Paul Momirovski
  • Centre for Rabbitohs is number 4 Dane Gagai
    Centre for Wests Tigers is number 4 Esan Marsters
  • Winger for Rabbitohs is number 5 Campbell Graham
    Winger for Wests Tigers is number 18 David Nofoaluma
  • Five-Eighth for Rabbitohs is number 6 Cody Walker
    Five-Eighth for Wests Tigers is number 6 Benji Marshall
  • Halfback for Rabbitohs is number 7 Adam Reynolds
    Halfback for Wests Tigers is number 7 Luke Brooks

Forwards

  • Prop for Rabbitohs is number 14 Tevita Tatola
    Prop for Wests Tigers is number 8 Ben Matulino
  • Hooker for Rabbitohs is number 9 Damien Cook
    Hooker for Wests Tigers is number 9 Robbie Farah
  • Prop for Rabbitohs is number 10 Thomas Burgess
    Prop for Wests Tigers is number 10 Alex Twal
  • 2nd Row for Rabbitohs is number 11 John Sutton
    2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 11 Ryan Matterson
  • 2nd Row for Rabbitohs is number 12 Sam Burgess
    2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 12 Chris McQueen
  • Lock for Rabbitohs is number 13 Cameron Murray
    Lock for Wests Tigers is number 13 Matthew Eisenhuth

Interchange

  • Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 8 George Burgess
    Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 14 Jacob Liddle
  • Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 15 Mark Nicholls
    Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 15 Thomas Mikaele
  • Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 16 Dean Britt
    Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 16 Josh Aloiai
  • Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 17 Liam Knight
    Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 17 Michael Chee-Kam