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Wests Tigers Coach Michael Maguire has made a handful of changes for his side’s Round 12 clash against the St. George-Illawarra Dragons at Bankwest Stadium, home of the Burramattagal people.

Strike outside back James Roberts has been named to return from injury to play in the NRL’s Indigenous Round, having missed the last four weeks with a pectoral injury.

Roberts has been named on the wing with Tommy Talau shifting to centre in place of Joey Leilua, who drops out of the side.

Tom Amone has been named on the bench for his first game in Wests Tigers colours — set to become Wests Tigers Player #245 and the ninth player to make their club debut this season.

Amone previously played nine games for the South Sydney Rabbitohs in 2019 and 2020, before joining Wests Tigers ahead of the 2021 NRL season.

Amone joins Shawn Blore, Alex Seyfarth and Thomas Mikaele as part of a four-forward interchange bench, with Jake Simpkin dropping back to the reserves with Stefano Utoikamanu, Michael Chee Kam and NSW Cup outside back Kiah Cooper.

Wests Tigers new signing Tom Amone
Wests Tigers new signing Tom Amone ©Wests Tigers

For the Dragons, Josh Kerr (shoulder charge) misses a week after entering an early guilty plea and is replaced by Tariq Sims, who returns after serving a one-week ban.

Paul Vaughan moves into the starting side in place of Poasa Faamausili with Daniel Alvaro coming onto the bench.

Cody Ramsey, Jaiyden Hunt and Max Feagai all failed HIAs during their loss to the Sharks with the first two named and Feagai replaced by the returning Brayden Wiliame (calf). His inclusion sees Talatau Amone drop back to the interchange with Gerard Beale earning the first start of his Dragons return in the centres.

Wests Tigers will be keen to produce a similar performance to their previous outing against the St. George-Illawarra Dragons earlier this year, which saw Michael Maguire's side earn a 16-8 victory at WIN Stadium in Round 8.

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Wests Tigers is number 1 Daine Laurie
    Fullback for Dragons is number 1 Cody Ramsey
  • Winger for Wests Tigers is number 2 David Nofoaluma
    Winger for Dragons is number 2 Brayden Wiliame
  • Centre for Wests Tigers is number 3 Adam Doueihi
    Centre for Dragons is number 3 Jack Bird
  • Centre for Wests Tigers is number 4 Tommy Talau
    Centre for Dragons is number 4 Gerard Beale
  • Winger for Wests Tigers is number 5 James Roberts
    Winger for Dragons is number 5 Jordan Pereira
  • Five-Eighth for Wests Tigers is number 6 Moses Mbye
    Five-Eighth for Dragons is number 6 Corey Norman
  • Halfback for Wests Tigers is number 7 Luke Brooks
    Halfback for Dragons is number 7 Ben Hunt

Forwards

  • Prop for Wests Tigers is number 8 James Tamou
    Prop for Dragons is number 8 Blake Lawrie
  • Hooker for Wests Tigers is number 9 Jacob Liddle
    Hooker for Dragons is number 9 Andrew McCullough
  • Prop for Wests Tigers is number 10 Alex Twal
    Prop for Dragons is number 15 Poasa Faamausili
  • 2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 11 Luke Garner
    2nd Row for Dragons is number 11 Billy Burns
  • 2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 12 Luciano Leilua
    2nd Row for Dragons is number 12 Tariq Sims
  • Lock for Wests Tigers is number 13 Joe Ofahengaue
    Lock for Dragons is number 13 Jackson Ford

Interchange

  • Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 14 Tom Amone
    Interchange for Dragons is number 10 Paul Vaughan
  • Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 15 Shawn Blore
    Interchange for Dragons is number 14 Talatau Amone
  • Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 16 Alex Seyfarth
    Interchange for Dragons is number 16 Daniel Alvaro
  • Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 17 Thomas Mikaele
    Interchange for Dragons is number 17 Jaiyden Hunt

Reserves

  • Reserve for Wests Tigers is number 21 Kiah Cooper
    Reserve for Dragons is number 18 Kaide Ellis

Match Officials

  • Referee: Adam Gee
  • Touch Judge: Peter Gough
  • Touch Judge: Drew Oultram
  • Senior Review Official: Henry Perenara

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