Wests Tigers Coach Michael Maguire has named his 21-man squad to take on the Parramatta Eels for their Round 11 clash this Thursday at Bankwest Stadium.
After a dominant 48-0 win over the Brisbane Broncos in Round 10, Maguire has named a similar squad for Thursday’s clash with Billy Walters and Benji Marshall named in the halves and Luke Brooks on the bench.
The only change to the team is that of Luke Garner, who has been ruled out of the match after failing concussion protocols for this week’s six-day turnaround.
He is replaced in the run-on side by Michael Chee Kam, with rookie forward Alex Seyfarth coming in to the squad as a reserve.
Wests Tigers hooker Harry Grant is cleared to play after he returned a negative result for a standard COVID-19 test on Tuesday.
Press Conference: Benji Marshall
For Parramatta, Blake Ferguson, Mitchell Moses and Ryan Matterson have all been named to return after they sat out last week's loss to the Sea Eagles.
Moses' return at halfback and Ferguson's inclusion on the wing sees Jai Field and George Jennings drop back to the reserves, while Matterson's return Brad Takairangi reverting to the bench in place of David Gower.
2020 debutants Andrew Davey and Stefano Utoikamanu both retain their spots on the bench alongside Marata Niukore.
Wests Tigers will provide an updated 19-man team list on Wednesday night, with final team lists to be confirmed one hour prior to kickoff (6:50pm, Thursday).
Fullback for Eels is number 1 Clinton GuthersonFullback for Wests Tigers is number 1 Adam Doueihi
Winger for Eels is number 2 Maika SivoWinger for Wests Tigers is number 2 David Nofoaluma
Centre for Eels is number 3 Michael JenningsCentre for Wests Tigers is number 3 Chris Lawrence
Centre for Eels is number 4 Waqa BlakeCentre for Wests Tigers is number 4 Moses Mbye
Winger for Eels is number 5 Blake FergusonWinger for Wests Tigers is number 5 Tommy Talau
Five-Eighth for Eels is number 6 Dylan BrownFive-Eighth for Wests Tigers is number 6 Billy Walters
Halfback for Eels is number 7 Mitchell MosesHalfback for Wests Tigers is number 7 Benji Marshall
Prop for Eels is number 8 Reagan Campbell-GillardProp for Wests Tigers is number 8 Josh Aloiai
Hooker for Eels is number 9 Reed MahoneyHooker for Wests Tigers is number 9 Harry Grant
Prop for Eels is number 10 Junior PauloProp for Wests Tigers is number 10 Russell Packer
2nd Row for Eels is number 11 Shaun Lane2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 12 Luciano Leilua
2nd Row for Eels is number 12 Ryan Matterson2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 14 Sam McIntyre
Lock for Eels is number 13 Nathan BrownLock for Wests Tigers is number 13 Matthew Eisenhuth
Interchange for Eels is number 14 Andrew DaveyInterchange for Wests Tigers is number 11 Michael Chee-Kam
Interchange for Eels is number 15 Marata NiukoreInterchange for Wests Tigers is number 16 Luke Brooks
Interchange for Eels is number 16 Stefano UtoikamanuInterchange for Wests Tigers is number 19 Oliver Clark
Interchange for Eels is number 17 Brad TakairangiInterchange for Wests Tigers is number 20 Shawn Blore
- Referee: Gerard Sutton
- Touch Judge: Chris Butler
- Touch Judge: Ziggy Przeklasa-Adamski
- Video Referee: Ben Galea
- Senior Review Official: Jared Maxwell