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Wests Tigers Coach Michael Maguire has finalised his side to take on the St. George-Illawarra Dragons for their Round 1 clash today.

Kickoff for the match is at 6:15pm AEDT from WIN Stadium in Wollongong.

After picking up a calf injury in training yesterday, Luke Brooks has been replaced in the halves by Josh Reynolds with Michael Chee Kam coming on to the bench.

Joseph Leilua, Adam Doueihi, Billy Walters, Luciano Leilua and Zane Musgrove will all make their club debuts tonight — the second most in one game for Wests Tigers.

Paul Momirovski will warm up as 18th Man after Oliver Clark, Matt Eisenhuth and Tommy Talau all featured for the club's Canterbury Cup side, Western Suburbs Magpies, in their clash against the Dragons earlier today.

Leilua ready for emotional season opener against former teammates

With co-captain Moses Mbye not named due to injury, Benji Marshall will assume full captaincy duties tonight having recently featured as captain at WIN Stadium in New Zealand's end-of-season Test against Australia last year.

Wests Tigers have not played in Wollongoing in over a decade but come in to the clash with good form to start the year, having won their last five season openers.

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Dragons is number 1 Zac Lomax
    Fullback for Wests Tigers is number 1 Corey Thompson
  • Winger for Dragons is number 2 Jordan Pereira
    Winger for Wests Tigers is number 2 David Nofoaluma
  • Centre for Dragons is number 3 Brayden Wiliame
    Centre for Wests Tigers is number 3 Joseph Leilua
  • Centre for Dragons is number 4 Tim Lafai
    Centre for Wests Tigers is number 4 Adam Doueihi
  • Winger for Dragons is number 5 Mikaele Ravalawa
    Winger for Wests Tigers is number 5 Robert Jennings
  • Five-Eighth for Dragons is number 6 Corey Norman
    Five-Eighth for Wests Tigers is number 6 Benji Marshall
  • Halfback for Dragons is number 7 Ben Hunt
    Halfback for Wests Tigers is number 15 Josh Reynolds

Forwards

  • Prop for Dragons is number 8 James Graham
    Prop for Wests Tigers is number 8 Josh Aloiai
  • Hooker for Dragons is number 9 Issac Luke
    Hooker for Wests Tigers is number 9 Billy Walters
  • Prop for Dragons is number 10 Paul Vaughan
    Prop for Wests Tigers is number 10 Alex Twal
  • 2nd Row for Dragons is number 11 Tyson Frizell
    2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 11 Luke Garner
  • 2nd Row for Dragons is number 12 Tariq Sims
    2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 12 Luciano Leilua
  • Lock for Dragons is number 13 Blake Lawrie
    Lock for Wests Tigers is number 13 Elijah Taylor

Interchange

  • Interchange for Dragons is number 14 Trent Merrin
    Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 14 Thomas Mikaele
  • Interchange for Dragons is number 15 Tyrell Fuimaono
    Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 16 Zane Musgrove
  • Interchange for Dragons is number 16 Billy Brittain
    Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 17 Chris Lawrence
  • Interchange for Dragons is number 21 Josh Kerr
    Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 18 Michael Chee-Kam