Wests Tigers Head Coach Michael Maguire has named all of the club's Representative players will take on the South Sydney Rabbitohs this Thursday night for their Round 15 clash.
With eight players in action throughout the Representative Round weekend, Wests Tigers have been boosted by their inclusion for Thursday's important clash against the Rabbitohs at Bankwest Stadium as Maguire's side look to build on their Golden Point victory over the North Queensland Cowboys in Round 14.
Captain Moses Mbye will feature at centre after overcoming an allergic reaction while away on State of Origin duties, with Corey Thompson named at fullback.
Esan Marsters, Benji Marshall, David Nofoaluma and Robbie Farah have all been named after their respective international commitments, with the only change to the side that of Josh Aloiai, who moves to the run-on side in place of Ben Matulino.
Matulino has not been named this week due to a minor knee injury.
His omission sees Elijah Taylor add some extra experience to the bench, with the forward returning for his first NRL game since Round 8 — rounding out the interchange list with Jacob Liddle, Thomas Mikaele and Michael Chee Kam.
After making a successful return from injury in Round 14 via Canterbury Cup, Josh Reynolds has been named in the reserves in jersey 20, with Paul Momirovski, Chris McQueen and Oliver Clark also named as part of the initial 21-man squad.
Thompson growing in No.1 jersey
South Sydney have been boosted by the return of several key players with Adam Reynolds (back), Braidon Burns (hamstring) and George Burgess (illness) named.
Their inclusions see Kyle Turner and Junior Tatola drop back to the bench.
Damien Cook, Cameron Murray and Dane Gagai have all been named following their State of Origin commitments on Sunday, meaning the only big names the Rabbitohs are missing are Tom and Sam Burgess — the latter of whom has been named in the extended squad in jersey 21 as he nears a potential return from injury.
Wests Tigers will update its squad to take on the Rabbitohs to 19 players at 7:50pm AEST tomorrow night, with final team lists confirmed at 6:50pm on Thursday.
Match: Wests Tigers v Rabbitohs
Round 15 -
Venue: Bankwest Stadium, Sydney
Fullback for Wests Tigers is number 1 Corey ThompsonFullback for Rabbitohs is number 18 Corey Allan
Winger for Wests Tigers is number 2 Robert JenningsWinger for Rabbitohs is number 2 Dane Gagai
Centre for Wests Tigers is number 3 Moses MbyeCentre for Rabbitohs is number 3 James Roberts
Centre for Wests Tigers is number 4 Esan MarstersCentre for Rabbitohs is number 4 Braidon Burns
Winger for Wests Tigers is number 5 David NofoalumaWinger for Rabbitohs is number 5 Campbell Graham
Five-Eighth for Wests Tigers is number 6 Benji MarshallFive-Eighth for Rabbitohs is number 6 Cody Walker
Halfback for Wests Tigers is number 7 Luke BrooksHalfback for Rabbitohs is number 7 Adam Reynolds
Prop for Wests Tigers is number 10 Alex TwalProp for Rabbitohs is number 8 George Burgess
Hooker for Wests Tigers is number 9 Robbie FarahHooker for Rabbitohs is number 9 Damien Cook
Prop for Wests Tigers is number 21 Oliver ClarkProp for Rabbitohs is number 10 Liam Knight
2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 11 Ryan Matterson2nd Row for Rabbitohs is number 11 John Sutton
2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 12 Chris Lawrence2nd Row for Rabbitohs is number 12 Ethan Lowe
Lock for Wests Tigers is number 13 Matthew EisenhuthLock for Rabbitohs is number 13 Cameron Murray
Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 14 Jacob LiddleInterchange for Rabbitohs is number 14 Tevita Tatola
Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 15 Thomas MikaeleInterchange for Rabbitohs is number 15 Mark Nicholls
Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 16 Elijah TaylorInterchange for Rabbitohs is number 16 Dean Britt
Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 17 Michael Chee-KamInterchange for Rabbitohs is number 17 Kyle Turner
- Referee: Adam Gee
- Referee: Gavin Badger
- Touch Judge: Nick Morel
- Touch Judge: Chris Sutton
- Video Referee: Bryan Norrie
- Senior Review Official: Steve Chiddy