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Wests Tigers winger Reece Hoffman will become Wests Tigers Player #234 tomorrow night after he was confirmed to make his first-grade debut against the South Sydney Rabbitohs.

The 19-year-old Hoffman will come on to the wing in place of Tommy Talau, who was ruled out of the match after picking up a minor hamstring injury at training.

Hoffman's inclusion followed news today that co-captain Benji Marshall would also return to the squad on the bench — replacing Sam McIntyre after he was ruled out following concussion protocols from last week's head clash.

Marshall joins the bench in jersey 18 alongside Elijah Taylor, Thomas Mikaele and Chris Lawrence, who also returns to the squad for the first time since Round 6.

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With Talau and McIntyre both ruled out during the week, Wests Tigers have received clearance from the NRL to add Chris McQueen to the squad — the veteran forward will warm up with the side on Friday night as 19th man.

For the Rabbitohs, Coach Wayne Bennett has confirmed an otherwise unchanged lineup with Bayley Sironen to return from a back complaint last week. Corey Allan and Mark Nicholls have been retained in the South Sydney squad as reserves, with  final team lists for both sides to be confirmed at 6:50pm, Friday.

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Rabbitohs is number 1 Latrell Mitchell
    Fullback for Wests Tigers is number 1 Adam Doueihi
  • Winger for Rabbitohs is number 2 Dane Gagai
    Winger for Wests Tigers is number 2 David Nofoaluma
  • Centre for Rabbitohs is number 3 Campbell Graham
    Centre for Wests Tigers is number 4 Moses Mbye
  • Centre for Rabbitohs is number 4 James Roberts
    Centre for Wests Tigers is number 17 Chris Lawrence
  • Winger for Rabbitohs is number 5 Alex Johnston
    Winger for Wests Tigers is number 19 Reece Hoffman
  • Five-Eighth for Rabbitohs is number 6 Cody Walker
    Five-Eighth for Wests Tigers is number 6 Josh Reynolds
  • Halfback for Rabbitohs is number 7 Adam Reynolds
    Halfback for Wests Tigers is number 7 Luke Brooks

Forwards

  • Prop for Rabbitohs is number 8 Tevita Tatola
    Prop for Wests Tigers is number 8 Josh Aloiai
  • Hooker for Rabbitohs is number 9 Damien Cook
    Hooker for Wests Tigers is number 9 Harry Grant
  • Prop for Rabbitohs is number 10 Thomas Burgess
    Prop for Wests Tigers is number 10 Oliver Clark
  • 2nd Row for Rabbitohs is number 11 Jaydn Su'A
    2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 11 Luke Garner
  • 2nd Row for Rabbitohs is number 12 Ethan Lowe
    2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 12 Luciano Leilua
  • Lock for Rabbitohs is number 13 Cameron Murray
    Lock for Wests Tigers is number 13 Matthew Eisenhuth

Interchange

  • Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 15 Bayley Sironen
    Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 3 Michael Chee-Kam
  • Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 16 Patrick Mago
    Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 14 Elijah Taylor
  • Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 17 Hame Sele
    Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 15 Thomas Mikaele
  • Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 18 Mark Nicholls
    Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 18 Benji Marshall

Match Officials

  • Referee: Ben Cummins
  • Touch Judge: Tim Roby
  • Touch Judge: Jon Stone
  • Video Referee: Bryan Norrie
  • Senior Review Official: Steve Chiddy

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