Wests Tigers Head Coach Michael Maguire has updated his 19-man squad to take on the North Queensland Cowboys for their Round 14 clash at 1300SMILES Stadium in Townsville tomorrow.

Kickoff for the match is at 7:55pm AEST as Wests Tigers look to bounce back from a heavy defeat to the Canberra Raiders and stay in touch with the top eight.

Following last week’s late change, Corey Thompson will again line up at fullback for Friday’s game with captain Moses Mbye shifting to the centres.

Robert Jennings and Michael Chee Kam will move in to the run-on side; Jennings replacing the injured Mahe Fonua while Chee Kam starts for Chris Lawrence, who returns to the bench after making his comeback from injury last weekend.

Luke Garner and Elijah Taylor have dropped out of the 21-man squad named earlier in the week while Chris McQueen and Paul Momirovski remain in the squad after travelling as part of a 19-man Wests Tigers squad to Townsville on Wednesday.

The Cowboys remain unchanged from the team originally named during the week, with Jordan Kahu a slight chance to return after being retained in the reserves.

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