Wests Tigers can provide the following update on the club's official NRL squad for the upcoming 2020 season.
Under NRL guidelines, clubs are required to confirm a top 24 roster for 2020 with the NRL as of November 1, 2019 — the start of the financial rugby league calendar — with 29 players to be signed on when the regular season commences.
Clubs then have until the June 30 deadline to finalise their Top 30 squad, while also retaining between three and six players as part of the club's Development squad.
Wests Tigers have had a number of key player movements in the last few weeks, with the re-signing of Benji Marshall and Chris Lawrence, the medical retirement of Ben Matulino and the departure of Esan Marsters and Ryan Matterson.
The club had also confirmed earlier that Billy Walters will join Wests Tigers from the Melbourne Storm, leaving the current number of contracted players at 25.
Jake Simpkin and Reece Hoffman will join Jock Madden, Kane Bradley and Zac Cini as the club's Development Players in 2020. The five players will train full-time with the NRL squad, but are not eligible to play first-grade until after Round 16.
Following their respective representative commitments, Wests Tigers players will return for pre-season on November 18 with the full squad back by early December.
Wests Tigers 2020 NRL Squad
Michael Chee Kam
Coach: Michael Maguire
Wests Tigers 2020 Development Players