Updated team lists for Representative Round

See all the latest team news ahead of the 2019 Representative Round with a number of Wests Tigers players set to feature!

Kiwis Coach Michael Maguire has confirmed the big news that Benji Marshall will return to the New Zealand side for the first time since 2012, with the Wests Tigers playmaker named at halfback for the clash against Tonga this Saturday.

Marshall will partner Shaun Johnson in the halves, with his Wests Tigers teammate Esan Marsters also set to earn another Test cap after being named in the centres.

Elsewhere, Robbie Farah will don the number seven jersey for Lebanon with Reece Robinson joining him in the halves for their clash against Fiji, while David Nofoaluma, Josh Aloiai and Michael Chee Kam have all been included in the final 17 for Samoa as they prepare to face Papua New Guinea at Leichhardt Oval.

Moses Mbye will feature as the club's lone State of Origin representative once again, with Ryan Matterson named as 18th Man for New South Wales.

For your complete guide to the Representative Round weekend, click here.

 

WOMEN'S STATE OF ORIGIN (U/18)

New South Wales v Queensland
Friday, June 21 at 5:45pm
North Sydney Oval

Emily Curtain will start at five-eighth for the Blues, while twin sister Sophie will come off the bench in jersey 15 alongside teammate Janaya Bent in jersey 14.


WOMEN'S STATE OF ORIGIN

New South Wales v Queensland
Friday, June 21 at 7:45pm
North Sydney Oval

Botille Vette-Welsh will become the first Wests Tigers female to make her senior State of Origin debut when she comes off the bench in jersey 14 for the Blues.


NEW ZEALAND V TONGA

Saturday, June 22 at 3:40pm
Mount Smart Stadium (NZ)

Benji Marshall returns to the Test arena for the first time since 2012 after being named at halfback while Esan Marsters retains his spot in the centres. 

Jared Waerea-Hargreaves has served his suspension for that late hit on Kalyn Ponga in round 11 and will take his place in the front row with Jesse Bromwich. Such is the strength of the Kiwi pack that Nelson Asofa-Solomona will come from the bench. Jahrome Hughes and Briton Nikora will make their Test debuts.


LEBANON V FIJI

Saturday, June 22 at 5:40pm
Leichhardt Oval, Sydney

Robbie Farah starts at halfback with a lack of playmaking options available for Lebanon. His inclusion in the number nine jumper allows Michael Lichaa to start at hooker, while Canterbury Cup player Bilal Maarbani will feature in the centres.

 
 
 
 
 
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SAMOA V PAPUA NEW GUINEA

Saturday, June 22 at 7:55pm
Leichhardt Oval, Sydney

David Nofoaluma will play his first Test on Australian soil for Samoa after being named on the wing with Jamayne Isaako to feature at fullback. Michael Chee Kam and Josh Aloiai will both come off the bench in what is a strong forward pack for Coach Matt Parrish with Martin Taupau, Junior Paulo, James Gavet, Raymond Faitala-Mariner and Jaydn Su'a all named in the run-on side.


MEN'S STATE OF ORIGIN

New South Wales v Queensland
Sunday, June 23 at 7:50pm
Optus Stadium, Perth

Moses Mbye retains his spot on the bench for Queensland after helping the Maroons to victory in Game One. There's still no place for Ryan Matterson in the Blues final 17, however, despite Coach Brad Fittler making seven changes.

David Klemmer, Nick Cotric and Payne Haas are injured while Angus Crichton, Cody Walker, Josh Morris and Latrell Mitchell have been dropped by Fittler. Blake Ferguson, Tom Trbojevic, Jack Wighton and James Maloney join the starting backline, with Daniel Saifiti starting up front and Dale Finucane, Tariq Sims and Wade Graham added to the bench. Matterson will feature as 18th Man.