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Wests Tigers Head Coach Michael Maguire has updated his 19-man squad to take on the Newcastle Knights for their Round 13 clash tomorrow night at McDonald Jones Stadium.

Kickoff for the match is at 5:30pm AEST as Wests Tigers look to bounce back in to the top eight after a last-start defeat to the New Zealand Warriors.

Maguire has confirmed no changes to his side for Saturday's game Life Members Chris Lawrence and Benji Marshall set to play their 250th game for Wests Tigers, while rookie winger Asu Kepaoa will make his first-grade debut.

Luke Brooks returns to the starting side in the halves, while co-captain Moses Mbye shifts to hooker to replace the injured Harry Grant.

Alex Seyfarth and Luke Garner remain in the side as reserves while Elijah Taylor and Josh Reynolds drop out of the extended squad named on Tuesday.

Newcastle are also set to run out unchanged with Tex Hoy and Jirah Momoisea retained in the squad as reserves. Blake Green will get his first start in Knights colours — pushing Kurt Mann to hooker where he replaces Chris Randall.

Final lineups for both sides will be confirmed at 4:30pm AEST tomorrow. 

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Knights is number 1 Kalyn Ponga
    Fullback for Wests Tigers is number 1 Adam Doueihi
  • Winger for Knights is number 2 Starford To'a
    Winger for Wests Tigers is number 2 David Nofoaluma
  • Centre for Knights is number 3 Enari Tuala
    Centre for Wests Tigers is number 3 Joseph Leilua
  • Centre for Knights is number 4 Gehamat Shibasaki
    Centre for Wests Tigers is number 4 Tommy Talau
  • Winger for Knights is number 5 Hymel Hunt
    Winger for Wests Tigers is number 5 Asu Kepaoa
  • Five-Eighth for Knights is number 6 Blake Green
    Five-Eighth for Wests Tigers is number 6 Luke Brooks
  • Halfback for Knights is number 7 Mitchell Pearce
    Halfback for Wests Tigers is number 7 Benji Marshall

Forwards

  • Prop for Knights is number 8 David Klemmer
    Prop for Wests Tigers is number 8 Josh Aloiai
  • Hooker for Knights is number 9 Kurt Mann
    Hooker for Wests Tigers is number 9 Moses Mbye
  • Prop for Knights is number 10 Jacob Saifiti
    Prop for Wests Tigers is number 10 Russell Packer
  • 2nd Row for Knights is number 11 Lachlan Fitzgibbon
    2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 11 Luciano Leilua
  • 2nd Row for Knights is number 12 Aidan Guerra
    2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 16 Chris Lawrence
  • Lock for Knights is number 13 Mitchell Barnett
    Lock for Wests Tigers is number 13 Matthew Eisenhuth

Interchange

  • Interchange for Knights is number 14 Phoenix Crossland
    Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 12 Sam McIntyre
  • Interchange for Knights is number 15 Josh King
    Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 14 Thomas Mikaele
  • Interchange for Knights is number 16 Herman Ese'ese
    Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 15 Shawn Blore
  • Interchange for Knights is number 17 Brodie Jones
    Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 17 Billy Walters