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Wests Tigers Head Coach Michael Maguire has confirmed a new-look backline for his side as they prepare to face the Canberra Raiders tomorrow night at Bankwest Stadium.

Originally named in the reserves, David Nofoaluma and Mahe Fonua will both return to the starting side in place of Robert Jennings and Paul Momirovski. 

Jennings was one of the two players omitted 24 hours before kickoff, while Momirovski will join Chris Lawrence on the reserves list for the game.

Maguire had confirmed earlier in the week that Lawrence will make his return from injury, with a final assessment to be made on his playing position tomorrow night.

After pulling through their respective State of Origin commitments on Wednesday night, captain Moses Mbye and Ryan Matterson have both been named to play for Wests Tigers and are expected to take their places in the run-on side.

For the Raiders, winger Nick Cotric has been retained in the squad despite picking up a knee injury in State of Origin. Cotric is expected to play but a final decision will be made closer to kickoff, with Michael Oldfield retained in the squad as cover.

Jack Wighton and Josh Papalii have both been passed fit to play following their Origin commitments, with Aidan Sezer the other reserve listed in the squad.

Final team lists for both sides will be confirmed at 6:55pm AEST on Friday.

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Wests Tigers is number 1 Moses Mbye
    Fullback for Raiders is number 1 Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad
  • Winger for Wests Tigers is number 5 Corey Thompson
    Winger for Raiders is number 2 Bailey Simonsson
  • Centre for Wests Tigers is number 4 Esan Marsters
    Centre for Raiders is number 3 Jarrod Croker
  • Centre for Wests Tigers is number 21 Mahe Fonua
    Centre for Raiders is number 4 Nick Cotric
  • Winger for Wests Tigers is number 18 David Nofoaluma
    Winger for Raiders is number 5 Jordan Rapana
  • Five-Eighth for Wests Tigers is number 6 Benji Marshall
    Five-Eighth for Raiders is number 6 Jack Wighton
  • Halfback for Wests Tigers is number 7 Luke Brooks
    Halfback for Raiders is number 18 Aidan Sezer

Forwards

  • Prop for Wests Tigers is number 8 Ben Matulino
    Prop for Raiders is number 16 Iosia Soliola
  • Hooker for Wests Tigers is number 9 Robbie Farah
    Hooker for Raiders is number 9 Siliva Havili
  • Prop for Wests Tigers is number 10 Alex Twal
    Prop for Raiders is number 17 Ryan Sutton
  • 2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 11 Ryan Matterson
    2nd Row for Raiders is number 11 John Bateman
  • 2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 17 Michael Chee-Kam
    2nd Row for Raiders is number 12 Elliott Whitehead
  • Lock for Wests Tigers is number 13 Matthew Eisenhuth
    Lock for Raiders is number 13 Joseph Tapine

Interchange

  • Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 14 Jacob Liddle
    Interchange for Raiders is number 8 Josh Papalii
  • Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 15 Thomas Mikaele
    Interchange for Raiders is number 10 Dunamis Lui
  • Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 16 Josh Aloiai
    Interchange for Raiders is number 14 Tom Starling
  • Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 20 Chris Lawrence
    Interchange for Raiders is number 15 Emre Guler

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