Corey Thompson will don the number one jersey once again after being named at fullback by Coach Michael Maguire for Wests Tigers' clash with the North Queensland Cowboys.

As per last week's late change, Thompson will line up at fullback for Friday's game with captain Moses Mbye shifting to the centres. Robert Jennings returns to the side on the wing in place of Mahe Fonua, who is ruled out due to injury.

Fonua sustained a lis franc injury in his side's loss to the Canberra Raiders last weekend and has undergone surgery to begin his recovery.

David Nofoaluma retains his spot on the opposite wing with Esan Marsters lining up in the centres for what will be his 50th NRL appearance for Wests Tigers.

Following a successful return from injury last week, Chris Lawrence has been named on the bench alongside Jacob Liddle, Thomas Mikaele and Josh Aloiai, while Michael Chee Kam features in the run-on side after starting last week's game.

Paul Momirovski, Chris McQueen, Elijah Taylor and Luke Garner have been named as reserves in the 21-man squad, which will be cut to 19 players on Thursday night.


For the Cowboys, Coach Paul Green has named Enari Tuala at centre with Mitch Dunn (shoulder) out injured, bringing Javid Bowen in to the side on the wing.

Scott Bolton has been promoted to start at prop in place of Jordan McLean (hamstring), with Kurt Baptiste and Corey Jensen coming on to the bench. Last week's debutant, Reuben Cotter, drops out of the 21-man squad all together.

Final team lists for both sides will be confirmed one hour prior to kickoff on Friday.

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Cowboys is number 1 Michael Morgan
    Fullback for Wests Tigers is number 1 Corey Thompson
  • Winger for Cowboys is number 2 Kyle Feldt
    Winger for Wests Tigers is number 2 Robert Jennings
  • Centre for Cowboys is number 3 Enari Tuala
    Centre for Wests Tigers is number 3 Moses Mbye
  • Centre for Cowboys is number 4 Tom Opacic
    Centre for Wests Tigers is number 4 Esan Marsters
  • Winger for Cowboys is number 5 Javid Bowen
    Winger for Wests Tigers is number 5 David Nofoaluma
  • Five-Eighth for Cowboys is number 19 Jordan Kahu
    Five-Eighth for Wests Tigers is number 6 Benji Marshall
  • Halfback for Cowboys is number 7 Jake Clifford
    Halfback for Wests Tigers is number 7 Luke Brooks

Forwards

  • Prop for Cowboys is number 8 Josh McGuire
    Prop for Wests Tigers is number 8 Ben Matulino
  • Hooker for Cowboys is number 9 Jake Granville
    Hooker for Wests Tigers is number 9 Robbie Farah
  • Prop for Cowboys is number 10 Scott Bolton
    Prop for Wests Tigers is number 10 Alex Twal
  • 2nd Row for Cowboys is number 11 Gavin Cooper
    2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 11 Ryan Matterson
  • 2nd Row for Cowboys is number 12 Coen Hess
    2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 12 Michael Chee-Kam
  • Lock for Cowboys is number 13 Jason Taumalolo
    Lock for Wests Tigers is number 13 Matthew Eisenhuth

Interchange

  • Interchange for Cowboys is number 6 John Asiata
    Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 14 Jacob Liddle
  • Interchange for Cowboys is number 14 Kurt Baptiste
    Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 15 Thomas Mikaele
  • Interchange for Cowboys is number 15 Shane Wright
    Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 16 Josh Aloiai
  • Interchange for Cowboys is number 17 Francis Molo
    Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 17 Chris Lawrence