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Wests Tigers Coach Michael Maguire has made several changes to his side to take on the Newcastle Knights for their Round 10 clash at Suncorp Stadium.

Moses Mbye has been named at five-eighth for the second time this season — with Adam Doueihi swapping places to centre — while Tommy Talau’s return from suspension sees him take the place of Zac Cini, who drops out of the 21-man squad.

Jacob Liddle has been named to start at hooker for the 50th game of his career, while interchange forward Thomas Mikaele will also bring up the half century of games — all of which have been played in Wests Tigers colours.

Young halfback Jock Madden will become Wests Tigers Player #244 after being named alongside Mikaele on the bench with Shawn Blore set to play his first NRL game of the year.

Blore’s inclusion sees Stefano Utoikamanu drop back to the reserves, alongside Michael Chee Kam, Jake Simpkin and Tom Amone.

For the Knights, Brayden Musgrove has been named despite suffering a rib injury against Canberra while Starford To'a retains his place on the other wing after his late call-up to take the place of Hymel Hunt, who has been named in the reserves.

Wests Tigers and Newcastle will once again play for the Allan McMahon Shield — named in memory of the former Balmain player and inaugural Knights Coach — with Wests Tigers holding a slender four-point lead following their win over Newcastle in Round 3.

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Wests Tigers is number 1 Daine Laurie
    Fullback for Knights is number 20 Tex Hoy
  • Winger for Wests Tigers is number 2 David Nofoaluma
    Winger for Knights is number 2 Starford To'a
  • Centre for Wests Tigers is number 3 Adam Doueihi
    Centre for Knights is number 3 Enari Tuala
  • Centre for Wests Tigers is number 4 Joseph Leilua
    Centre for Knights is number 4 Bradman Best
  • Winger for Wests Tigers is number 5 Tommy Talau
    Winger for Knights is number 18 Hymel Hunt
  • Five-Eighth for Wests Tigers is number 6 Moses Mbye
    Five-Eighth for Knights is number 6 Kurt Mann
  • Halfback for Wests Tigers is number 7 Luke Brooks
    Halfback for Knights is number 7 Phoenix Crossland

Forwards

  • Prop for Wests Tigers is number 8 James Tamou
    Prop for Knights is number 8 David Klemmer
  • Hooker for Wests Tigers is number 9 Jacob Liddle
    Hooker for Knights is number 9 Jayden Brailey
  • Prop for Wests Tigers is number 10 Alex Twal
    Prop for Knights is number 10 Daniel Saifiti
  • 2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 11 Luke Garner
    2nd Row for Knights is number 11 Tyson Frizell
  • 2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 12 Luciano Leilua
    2nd Row for Knights is number 12 Lachlan Fitzgibbon
  • Lock for Wests Tigers is number 13 Joe Ofahengaue
    Lock for Knights is number 13 Mitchell Barnett

Interchange

  • Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 14 Jock Madden
    Interchange for Knights is number 14 Connor Watson
  • Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 15 Shawn Blore
    Interchange for Knights is number 15 Jacob Saifiti
  • Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 16 Alex Seyfarth
    Interchange for Knights is number 16 Sauaso Sue
  • Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 17 Thomas Mikaele
    Interchange for Knights is number 17 Brodie Jones

Reserves

  • Reserve for Wests Tigers is number 18 Michael Chee Kam
    Reserve for Knights is number 19 Josh King

Match Officials

  • Referee: Grant Atkins
  • Touch Judge: Phil Henderson
  • Touch Judge: Keiren Irons
  • Senior Review Official: Ashley Klein

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