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Wests Tigers Head Coach Michael Maguire has updated his 19-man squad to take on the Newcastle Knights for their Round 19 clash tomorrow night at Beanie for Brain Cancer Stadium.

Kickoff for the match is at 6:00 pm AEST as Wests Tigers look to secure a victory after three straight losses against a Newcastle side on the edge of the top eight.

Maguire has confirmed a change for Friday's game with Jacob Liddle dropping out of the squad to allow for a four-forward interchange bench.

Maguire explained his reasoning for the change in today's press conference.

“I’m really pleased with Jacob," he said.

"I’ve changed the bench a little this week to compensate for a big pack, but Jacob Liddle is going to be a big part of the future and where we’re going."

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Liddle's exclusion sees Matt Eisenhuth come on to the bench as a reserve, with Chris McQueen and Tommy Talau included in the travelling squad to Newcastle.

Josh Reynolds has also dropped out of the 21-man squad and will look to make his comeback from injury via the club's Canterbury Cup side on Saturday.

Newcastle remain unchanged for the contest with Jacob Saifiti and Mason Lino retained in the squad as reserves.

Final team lists for both sides will be confirmed at 5:00pm AEST on Friday.

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Knights is number 1 Kalyn Ponga
    Fullback for Wests Tigers is number 1 Corey Thompson
  • Winger for Knights is number 2 Hymel Hunt
    Winger for Wests Tigers is number 2 Paul Momirovski
  • Centre for Knights is number 3 Tautau Moga
    Centre for Wests Tigers is number 3 Moses Mbye
  • Centre for Knights is number 4 Jesse Ramien
    Centre for Wests Tigers is number 4 Esan Marsters
  • Winger for Knights is number 5 Shaun Kenny-Dowall
    Winger for Wests Tigers is number 5 David Nofoaluma
  • Five-Eighth for Knights is number 6 Kurt Mann
    Five-Eighth for Wests Tigers is number 6 Benji Marshall
  • Halfback for Knights is number 7 Mitchell Pearce
    Halfback for Wests Tigers is number 7 Luke Brooks

Forwards

  • Prop for Knights is number 8 David Klemmer
    Prop for Wests Tigers is number 8 Josh Aloiai
  • Hooker for Knights is number 9 Danny Levi
    Hooker for Wests Tigers is number 9 Robbie Farah
  • Prop for Knights is number 10 Daniel Saifiti
    Prop for Wests Tigers is number 10 Oliver Clark
  • 2nd Row for Knights is number 11 Mitchell Barnett
    2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 11 Luke Garner
  • 2nd Row for Knights is number 12 Sione Mata'utia
    2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 12 Michael Chee-Kam
  • Lock for Knights is number 13 Tim Glasby
    Lock for Wests Tigers is number 13 Ryan Matterson

Interchange

  • Interchange for Knights is number 14 Connor Watson
    Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 15 Thomas Mikaele
  • Interchange for Knights is number 15 James Gavet
    Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 16 Alex Twal
  • Interchange for Knights is number 16 Herman Ese'ese
    Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 17 Chris Lawrence
  • Interchange for Knights is number 17 Jamie Buhrer
    Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 18 Matthew Eisenhuth