Benji Marshall will captain Wests Tigers in what will be his 299th NRL appearance this Friday as his side take on the Sydney Roosters for their Round 16 home game at Bankwest Stadium.
With regular skipper Moses Mbye unavailable due to State of Origin commitments for Queensland, Marshall will assume the captaincy once more as Wests Tigers look to secure their third consecutive victory when they face the defending premiers.
In a boost for the side, Samoan international Josh Aloiai returns from illness to start at prop in place of Ben Matulino (knee) while Paul Momirovski also returns to the side for the first time since Round 11 as he replaces Mbye in the centres.
Ryan Matterson has been named to start in the back row against his former club, having not been named as part of the Blues extended squad for Game Three.
Michael Maguire has named an unchanged bench following last week's victory with Oliver Clark dropping back to the reserves, where he has been named as part of an extended squad with Josh Reynolds, Chris McQueen and Russell Packer.
Packer's return is another boost for Wests Tigers, with the experienced prop included in the squad for the first time since Round 10 when he sustained a foot injury playing for the club's Canterbury Cup side Western Suburbs Magpies.
Be there at Bankwest Stadium!
In addition to Marshall's pending milestone, hooker and fellow Life Member Robbie Farah (296 games) is also closing in on the elusive 300-game club while Matt Eisenhuth (46 games for Wests Tigers) and Alex Twal (44 games for Wests Tigers) are also on track to tick off minor milestones for the club in the next few weeks.
For the Roosters, Coach Trent Robinson will be without James Tedesco and Boyd Cordner due to State of Origin commitments, while Sio Siua Taukeiaho also is ruled out with injury. Luke Keary returns from concussion to push Latrell Mitchell back to centre while Ryan Hall and Jared Waerea-Hargreaves also return to the side.
Their inclusions see Matt Ikuvalu drop back to the bench with Isaac Liu moving to lock and Nat Butcher to second row. Lachlan Lam has been listed amongst the reserves with Sitili Tupouniua returning on the bench after an illness last week.
Both sides will provide an updated 19-man team for Friday's game at 7:55pm AEST on Thursday before finalising their sides one hour before kickoff (6:55pm, Friday).
Fullback for Wests Tigers is number 1 Corey ThompsonFullback for Roosters is number 1 Joseph Manu
Winger for Wests Tigers is number 2 Robert JenningsWinger for Roosters is number 2 Daniel Tupou
Centre for Wests Tigers is number 3 Paul MomirovskiCentre for Roosters is number 3 Latrell Mitchell
Centre for Wests Tigers is number 4 Esan MarstersCentre for Roosters is number 4 Brett Morris
Winger for Wests Tigers is number 5 David NofoalumaWinger for Roosters is number 5 Ryan Hall
Five-Eighth for Wests Tigers is number 6 Benji MarshallFive-Eighth for Roosters is number 6 Luke Keary
Halfback for Wests Tigers is number 7 Luke BrooksHalfback for Roosters is number 7 Cooper Cronk
Prop for Wests Tigers is number 10 Alex TwalProp for Roosters is number 8 Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
Hooker for Wests Tigers is number 9 Robbie FarahHooker for Roosters is number 9 Victor Radley
Prop for Wests Tigers is number 15 Thomas MikaeleProp for Roosters is number 10 Zane Tetevano
2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 11 Ryan Matterson2nd Row for Roosters is number 11 Nat Butcher
2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 12 Chris Lawrence2nd Row for Roosters is number 12 Mitchell Aubusson
Lock for Wests Tigers is number 13 Matthew EisenhuthLock for Roosters is number 13 Isaac Liu
Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 8 Josh AloiaiInterchange for Roosters is number 14 Angus Crichton
Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 14 Jacob LiddleInterchange for Roosters is number 15 Poasa Faamausili
Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 16 Elijah TaylorInterchange for Roosters is number 16 Sitili Tupouniua
Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 17 Michael Chee-KamInterchange for Roosters is number 21 Sam Verrills
- Referee: Henry Perenara
- Referee: Matt Noyen
- Touch Judge: Nick Morel
- Touch Judge: Jeff Younis
- Video Referee: Bryan Norrie
- Senior Review Official: Steve Chiddy