Wests Tigers Coach Michael Maguire has made several changes for his side’s Round 7 clash against the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs at Bankwest Stadium.
After a strong last-start win over the North Queensland Cowboys, long-term injuries to Robert Jennings (hamstring), Zane Musgrove (foot) and Alex Twal (knee) have brought about three changes to the side this week as Wests Tigers look to record back-to-back wins for the first time this year.
Oliver Clark returns to the squad in place of Musgrove, while Matt Eisenhuth shifts to lock in place of Twal with Elijah Taylor joining the bench.
Tommy Talau also makes a timely return from injury to replace Jennings on the wing in the only other change to the 21-man squad.
Last week’s debutant Sam McIntyre retains his spot on the bench after a strong showing on debut, while Luciano Leilua is set to play his 50th NRL game on Sunday.
Leilua's milestone isn't the only record of note this weekend with the club set to play its 500th game as a club since foundation in 2000.
For the Bulldogs, Coach Dean Pay has named Kerrod Holland in place of the suspended Christian Crichton while Jack Cogger joins the bench.
Nick Meaney has recovered from his hip flexor strain and could be a late inclusion, along with Aiden Tolman after he was cleared from his COVID-19 enforced break.
Both teams will provide an updated 19-man team list on Saturday night before finalising their sides one hour prior to kickoff (5:30pm, Sunday).
Fullback for Bulldogs is number 1 Will HopoateFullback for Wests Tigers is number 1 Adam Doueihi
Winger for Bulldogs is number 2 Reimis SmithWinger for Wests Tigers is number 2 David Nofoaluma
Centre for Bulldogs is number 3 Kerrod HollandCentre for Wests Tigers is number 3 Joseph Leilua
Centre for Bulldogs is number 4 Jake AverilloCentre for Wests Tigers is number 4 Moses Mbye
Winger for Bulldogs is number 5 Dallin Watene-ZelezniakWinger for Wests Tigers is number 5 Tommy Talau
Five-Eighth for Bulldogs is number 6 Kieran ForanFive-Eighth for Wests Tigers is number 6 Josh Reynolds
Halfback for Bulldogs is number 7 Brandon WakehamHalfback for Wests Tigers is number 7 Luke Brooks
Prop for Bulldogs is number 10 Dylan NapaProp for Wests Tigers is number 8 Josh Aloiai
Hooker for Bulldogs is number 9 Jeremy Marshall-KingHooker for Wests Tigers is number 9 Harry Grant
Prop for Bulldogs is number 21 Aiden TolmanProp for Wests Tigers is number 10 Oliver Clark
2nd Row for Bulldogs is number 11 Josh Jackson2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 11 Luke Garner
2nd Row for Bulldogs is number 12 Raymond Faitala-Mariner2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 12 Luciano Leilua
Lock for Bulldogs is number 13 Adam ElliottLock for Wests Tigers is number 13 Matthew Eisenhuth
Interchange for Bulldogs is number 8 Renouf AtoniInterchange for Wests Tigers is number 14 Elijah Taylor
Interchange for Bulldogs is number 14 Jack CoggerInterchange for Wests Tigers is number 15 Thomas Mikaele
Interchange for Bulldogs is number 15 Dean BrittInterchange for Wests Tigers is number 16 Sam McIntyre
Interchange for Bulldogs is number 16 Sauaso SueInterchange for Wests Tigers is number 17 Michael Chee-Kam
- Referee: Henry Perenara
- Touch Judge: Kasey Badger
- Touch Judge: Ziggy Przeklasa-Adamski
- Video Referee: Bryan Norrie
- Senior Review Official: Steve Chiddy