All the Round 17 team news!

Five-eighth Benji Marshall will become the 38th player in Premiership history to reach 300 games when Wests Tigers take on the Parramatta Eels this Sunday at Bankwest Stadium.

Marshall has once again been named in the halves alongside Luke Brooks by Coach Michael Maguire in what will be his 300th NRL game and 233rd game for Wests Tigers, having also played 54 games for the St. George-Illawarra Dragons between 2014 and 2016) and 13 games for the Brisbane Broncos in 2017.

In reaching the special milestone, the 34-year-old becomes just the fifth player to reach 300 NRL games having played for Wests Tigers during their career — joining John Morris and Adam Blair as well as Scott Prince and Chris Heighington, who were part of the club's 2005 premiership-winning side alongside Marshall.

Marshall's current total of 232 games for Wests Tigers remains the second-most games played for the club, behind only Robbie Farah (currently 271 games).


Wests Tigers head in to Sunday's home game against the Parramattta Eels with a good run of form despite last week's close loss to the defending premiers. Maguire's side have won two of their last three matches, and will welcome back captain Moses Mbye this week following his State of Origin commitments on Wednesday.

Mbye has been named to return in the centres after being unavailable last week, with Paul Momirovski dropping back to the reserves in the only change this week.

Ben Matulino (knee) remains sidelined, allowing Josh Aloiai to start up front alongside Alex Twal, with Matt Eisenhuth once again filling the lock role.

Robert Jennings has been named on the wing despite being forced off last week with a nasty cut to the head, with Michael Chee Kam named on the bench.

Josh Reynolds has been named alongside Momirovski in the reserves after sitting out last week's Canterbury Cup clash against North Sydney with a groin strain, with Chris McQueen and Oliver Clark rounding out Wests Tigers' 21-man squad.

Parramatta Eels Coach Brad Arthur has confirmed an unchanged starting lineup from the side that beat the Canberra Raiders in Darwin prior to the Round 16 bye, with the only change being Marata Niukore coming on to the bench for Peni Terepo.

Oregon Kaufusi, Daniel Alvaro, Greg Leleisiuao and Bevan French are reserves.

Both sides will provide an updated 19-man team list for the Round 17 clash at 4:05pm on Saturday with final team lists to be confirmed one hour prior to kickoff.

Sunday's game will be Wests Tigers' final home game of the year at Bankwest Stadium, having played three of their past four matches at the venue.

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Wests Tigers is number 1 Corey Thompson
    Fullback for Eels is number 1 Clinton Gutherson
  • Winger for Wests Tigers is number 2 Robert Jennings
    Winger for Eels is number 2 Maika Sivo
  • Centre for Wests Tigers is number 3 Moses Mbye
    Centre for Eels is number 3 Brad Takairangi
  • Centre for Wests Tigers is number 4 Esan Marsters
    Centre for Eels is number 4 Josh Hoffman
  • Winger for Wests Tigers is number 5 David Nofoaluma
    Winger for Eels is number 5 Blake Ferguson
  • Five-Eighth for Wests Tigers is number 6 Benji Marshall
    Five-Eighth for Eels is number 6 Dylan Brown
  • Halfback for Wests Tigers is number 7 Luke Brooks
    Halfback for Eels is number 7 Mitchell Moses

Forwards

  • Prop for Wests Tigers is number 8 Josh Aloiai
    Prop for Eels is number 8 Kane Evans
  • Hooker for Wests Tigers is number 9 Robbie Farah
    Hooker for Eels is number 9 Reed Mahoney
  • Prop for Wests Tigers is number 10 Alex Twal
    Prop for Eels is number 10 Junior Paulo
  • 2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 11 Ryan Matterson
    2nd Row for Eels is number 11 Shaun Lane
  • 2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 12 Chris Lawrence
    2nd Row for Eels is number 12 Manu Ma'u
  • Lock for Wests Tigers is number 13 Matthew Eisenhuth
    Lock for Eels is number 13 Nathan Brown

Interchange

  • Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 14 Jacob Liddle
    Interchange for Eels is number 14 Jaeman Salmon
  • Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 15 Thomas Mikaele
    Interchange for Eels is number 15 Marata Niukore
  • Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 16 Elijah Taylor
    Interchange for Eels is number 16 David Gower
  • Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 17 Michael Chee-Kam
    Interchange for Eels is number 17 Tepai Moeroa