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Wests Tigers Head Coach Michael Maguire has named an unchanged 20-man squad for his side's must-win clash against the St. George-Illawarra Dragons this Sunday.

Kickoff for the match is at 4:05pm AEST from the Sydney Cricket Ground as Wests Tigers look to build on last week's win and keep their finals hopes alive.

Off the back of a dominant 46-4 win over the Newcastle Knights in Round 23, Maguire has named an unchanged 20-man squad for Sunday's clash against the Dragons with Josh Reynolds named in the number nine jersey.

Reynolds was involved in a late change last week that saw the playmaker come off the bench during the first half, but has been named again in the run-on side.

His inclusion sees Matt Eisenhuth drop back to the bench alongside Elijah Taylor, Alex Twal and Michael Chee Kam, while young guns Tommy Talau and Sam McIntyre join Chris McQueen as part of the extended 20-man squad.

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With Moses Mbye (hip flexor) still not available, Benji Marshall will captain the side for the sixth time this year in what will be his 240th game for Wests Tigers.

Paul Momirovski and Esan Marsters remain in the centres with Mbye unavailable, with Robert Jennings and David Nofoaluma on the wings.

For the Dragons, last week's debutant Tristan Sailor has been retained at fullback with Corey Norman instead named in the halves alongside Gareth Widdop.

However, with halfback Ben Hunt (concussion) named in jersey 21 a chance of returning this week, there might be a late change for the home side on game day.

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Patrick Kaufusi also returns from concussion in the only confirmed change by Coach Paul McGregor, with Jacob Host dropping back to the reserves.

Sunday's game will be the first time Wests Tigers have faced the Dragons at the Sydney Cricket Ground in over six years, with their last matchup coming in Round 24 of the 2013 season where Wests Tigers won 34-18.

Both teams will provide an updated 19-man squad for Sunday's game at 4:05pm AEST on Saturday before finalising their side one hour prior to kickoff.

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Dragons is number 1 Tristan Sailor
    Fullback for Wests Tigers is number 1 Corey Thompson
  • Winger for Dragons is number 2 Zac Lomax
    Winger for Wests Tigers is number 2 Robert Jennings
  • Centre for Dragons is number 3 Euan Aitken
    Centre for Wests Tigers is number 3 Paul Momirovski
  • Centre for Dragons is number 4 Timoteo Lafai
    Centre for Wests Tigers is number 4 Esan Marsters
  • Winger for Dragons is number 5 Jonus Pearson
    Winger for Wests Tigers is number 5 David Nofoaluma
  • Five-Eighth for Dragons is number 6 Gareth Widdop
    Five-Eighth for Wests Tigers is number 6 Benji Marshall
  • Halfback for Dragons is number 21 Ben Hunt
    Halfback for Wests Tigers is number 7 Luke Brooks

Forwards

  • Prop for Dragons is number 8 James Graham
    Prop for Wests Tigers is number 8 Thomas Mikaele
  • Hooker for Dragons is number 9 Cameron McInnes
    Hooker for Wests Tigers is number 13 Ryan Matterson
  • Prop for Dragons is number 10 Paul Vaughan
    Prop for Wests Tigers is number 10 Oliver Clark
  • 2nd Row for Dragons is number 11 Jackson Ford
    2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 11 Luke Garner
  • 2nd Row for Dragons is number 12 Luciano Leilua
    2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 12 Chris Lawrence
  • Lock for Dragons is number 13 Tyson Frizell
    Lock for Wests Tigers is number 14 Matthew Eisenhuth

Interchange

  • Interchange for Dragons is number 15 Korbin Sims
    Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 9 Josh Reynolds
  • Interchange for Dragons is number 16 Blake Lawrie
    Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 15 Elijah Taylor
  • Interchange for Dragons is number 17 Patrick Kaufusi
    Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 16 Alex Twal
  • Interchange for Dragons is number 19 Josh Kerr
    Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 17 Michael Chee-Kam