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All the Round 25 team news!

Wests Tigers playmaker Josh Reynolds has been named at hooker for Sunday's must-win game against the Cronulla Sharks for what will be the 30-year-old's 150th NRL appearance.

Reynolds will bring up the milestone in his 12th game for Wests Tigers, having previously played 138 games for the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs (2011-17). 

After securing a big win over St. George-Illawarra in Round 24 to set up the Sunday afternoon blockbuster against Cronulla, Head Coach Michael Maguire has named an unchanged side but has listed Moses Mbye and Robbie Farah amongst the reserves as they look to make their return from injury.

Farah (fractured tibia) and Mbye (hip flexor) both haven't played since picking up injuries against the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs in Round 21 and will continued to be monitored throughout the week in the lead up to Sunday's game.

Wests Tigers will provide an updated 19-man team for Sunday's game at 2:00pm AEST on Saturday before confirming a final team list at 1:00pm on Sunday.

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With Mbye named amongst the reserves, Benji Marshall will again captain the side after a Man of the Match performance against the Dragons. 

Sunday's clash between the ninth-placed Wests Tigers and the eighth-placed Sharks is remarkably the first meeting between the two sides this year, with the result to determine the make-up of the 2019 Telstra Premiership finals series.

Cronulla head in to the game off the back of a Golden Point defeat to the Canberra Raiders last weekend while Wests Tigers will be full of confidence after scoring big wins over the Knights in Round 23 and the Dragons in Round 24.

Our final home game of the year at Leichhardt Oval!

For the Sharks, Coach John Morris has named Kiwi playmaker Shaun Johnson to start at five-eighth after being a late omission in the warm-up last week.

His inclusion sees Kyle Flanagan drop back to the reserves, where he is joined by Matt Moylan. Moylan hasn't featured in the past two weeks since suffering a concussion against the Dragons, but could be a late inclusion for the visitors on game day with a decision to be made as to how he fits in to the final team.

Josh Dugan retains the fullback spot after being cleared from a concussion suffered last week, while Sosaia Feki returns on the wing in place of Sione Katoa.

The only other change for the Sharks is forward Jack Williams, who comes in to the side in place of the experienced Jayson Bukuya who drops out of the squad.

With a sold-out crowd announced for Sunday, Wests Tigers will be looking to remain undefeated at Leichhardt Oval in 2019 having downed the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles (Round 1) and North Queensland Cowboys (Round 20) earlier this year.

Wests Tigers have not won all games at Leichhardt in a single season since 2010.

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Wests Tigers is number 3 Paul Momirovski
    Fullback for Sharks is number 1 Josh Dugan
  • Winger for Wests Tigers is number 2 Robert Jennings
    Winger for Sharks is number 2 Sosaia Feki
  • Centre for Wests Tigers is number 4 Esan Marsters
    Centre for Sharks is number 3 Bronson Xerri
  • Centre for Wests Tigers is number 17 Michael Chee-Kam
    Centre for Sharks is number 4 Josh Morris
  • Winger for Wests Tigers is number 5 David Nofoaluma
    Winger for Sharks is number 5 Ronaldo Mulitalo
  • Five-Eighth for Wests Tigers is number 6 Benji Marshall
    Five-Eighth for Sharks is number 6 Shaun Johnson
  • Halfback for Wests Tigers is number 7 Luke Brooks
    Halfback for Sharks is number 7 Chad Townsend

Forwards

  • Prop for Wests Tigers is number 8 Thomas Mikaele
    Prop for Sharks is number 10 Matt Prior
  • Hooker for Wests Tigers is number 13 Ryan Matterson
    Hooker for Sharks is number 9 Jayden Brailey
  • Prop for Wests Tigers is number 10 Oliver Clark
    Prop for Sharks is number 16 Andrew Fifita
  • 2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 11 Luke Garner
    2nd Row for Sharks is number 11 Briton Nikora
  • 2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 12 Chris Lawrence
    2nd Row for Sharks is number 12 Wade Graham
  • Lock for Wests Tigers is number 14 Matthew Eisenhuth
    Lock for Sharks is number 13 Paul Gallen

Interchange

  • Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 9 Josh Reynolds
    Interchange for Sharks is number 8 Aaron Woods
  • Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 15 Elijah Taylor
    Interchange for Sharks is number 14 Kurt Capewell
  • Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 16 Alex Twal
    Interchange for Sharks is number 15 Jack Williams
  • Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 21 Robbie Farah
    Interchange for Sharks is number 17 Braden Hamlin-Uele

Match Officials

  • Referee: Ben Cummins
  • Referee: Peter Gough
  • Touch Judge: Nick Beashel
  • Touch Judge: Dave Munro
  • Video Referee: Ben Galea
  • Senior Review Official: Jared Maxwell

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