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Wests Tigers Coach Michael Maguire has updated his 19-man squad to take on the Newcastle Knights on Friday night.

Tom Amone and Jake Simpkin drop out of the squad, while the rest of the lineup is unchanged from the side originally named on Tuesday.

Michael Chee Kam will travel with the squad to Brisbane as 18th Man.

Moses Mbye has been named at five-eighth for the second time this season — with Adam Doueihi swapping places to centre — while Tommy Talau returns from suspension. Shawn Blore is also included for his first game of the year, while Jacob Liddle and Thomas Mikaele each bring up their 50th game for the club.

For the Knights, coach Adam O'Brien will be without fullback Kalyn Ponga who has been ruled out through injury, pushing Tex Hoy to fullback. 

Kickoff for the match is at 6:00pm AEST from Suncorp Stadium.

Final team lists will be confirmed one hour prior to kickoff (5:00pm, Friday).

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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