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Wests Tigers Coach Michael Maguire has named an unchanged team for his side’s Round 4 clash against the Parramatta Eels on Easter Monday at Stadium Australia.

After a tight win over the Newcastle Knights last weekend, Wests Tigers will field the same 17 for their traditional Easter Monday game against the Eels, which will return to the former Olympic venue for the first time since 2018.

The shift in venue will allow for a greater capacity of fans to attend the Easter Monday game, which did not take place in 2020 due to COVID-19.

Alex Twal has been named at lock and will take part in Monday’s game despite being found guilty at the NRL Judiciary on Tuesday night.

Tommy Talau and James Roberts will again start in the centres for Maguire’s side with Joey Leilua named in jersey 19 following a strong performance in the Knock On Effect NSW Cup last week. Leilua joins Russell Packer, Michael Chee Kam and Alex Seyfarth as four reserves names as part of the 21-man squad.

For the Eels,Ryan Matterson (concussion) returns after a precautionary week off with Isaiah Papali'i moving back to the interchange and Keegan Hipgrave relegated to the reserves.

Mitchell Moses (concussion) is named but must pass the relevant protocols after failing a first-half HIA against Cronulla.

Bryce Cartwright has also been included among the reserves after recovering from a broken jaw suffered in a pre-season training accident.

Final teams will then be confirmed one hour prior to kickoff (3:00pm, Monday).

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Wests Tigers is number 1 Daine Laurie
    Fullback for Eels is number 1 Clinton Gutherson
  • Winger for Wests Tigers is number 2 David Nofoaluma
    Winger for Eels is number 2 Maika Sivo
  • Centre for Wests Tigers is number 3 Tommy Talau
    Centre for Eels is number 3 Tom Opacic
  • Centre for Wests Tigers is number 4 James Roberts
    Centre for Eels is number 4 Marata Niukore
  • Winger for Wests Tigers is number 5 Asu Kepaoa
    Winger for Eels is number 5 Blake Ferguson
  • Five-Eighth for Wests Tigers is number 6 Adam Doueihi
    Five-Eighth for Eels is number 6 Dylan Brown
  • Halfback for Wests Tigers is number 7 Luke Brooks
    Halfback for Eels is number 7 Mitchell Moses

Forwards

  • Prop for Wests Tigers is number 8 Zane Musgrove
    Prop for Eels is number 8 Reagan Campbell-Gillard
  • Hooker for Wests Tigers is number 9 Jacob Liddle
    Hooker for Eels is number 9 Reed Mahoney
  • Prop for Wests Tigers is number 10 James Tamou
    Prop for Eels is number 10 Junior Paulo
  • 2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 11 Luke Garner
    2nd Row for Eels is number 11 Shaun Lane
  • 2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 12 Luciano Leilua
    2nd Row for Eels is number 15 Isaiah Papali'i
  • Lock for Wests Tigers is number 13 Alex Twal
    Lock for Eels is number 13 Nathan Brown

Interchange

  • Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 14 Moses Mbye
    Interchange for Eels is number 14 Oregon Kaufusi
  • Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 15 Thomas Mikaele
    Interchange for Eels is number 16 Will Smith
  • Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 16 Stefano Utoikamanu
    Interchange for Eels is number 17 Ray Stone
  • Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 17 Joe Ofahengaue
    Interchange for Eels is number 20 Keegan Hipgrave

Match Officials

  • Referee: Ashley Klein
  • Touch Judge: Dave Munro
  • Touch Judge: Liam Kennedy
  • Senior Review Official: Alan Shortall

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