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Wests Tigers Coach Michael Maguire has updated his 19-man squad to take on the Brisbane Broncos at Suncorp Stadium on Sunday.

James Roberts will drop out of the squad after he didn't travel with the team to Brisbane — replaced in the centres by young gun Tommy Talau.

Talau joins a new-look backline that includes recent recruit Ken Maumalo and debutant centre Junior Pauga — one of two debutants set to take on the Broncos after Tuki Simpkins was also included on the interchange bench.

Adam Doueihi will partner Luke Brooks in the halves with Moses Mbye shifting to the bench alongside Simpkins, Joe Ofahengaue and Alex Twal.

Thomas Mikaele has been named at lock for the first time in his career while Stefano Utoikamanu starts in at prop after his time with the Blues Origin squad.

Michael Chee Kam and Alex Seyfarth remain in the side as reserves.

For the Broncos, Origin representative Xavier Coates has been rested with Jamayne Isaako returning to the side on the wing. Corey Paix also drops out of the squad with Jesse Arthars included on the bench with Ethan Bullemor as 18th Man.

Both teams will confirm their lineups one hour prior to kickoff (3:05pm, Sunday).

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Broncos is number 1 Tesi Niu
    Fullback for Wests Tigers is number 1 Daine Laurie
  • Winger for Broncos is number 2 Corey Oates
    Winger for Wests Tigers is number 2 David Nofoaluma
  • Centre for Broncos is number 3 Kotoni Staggs
    Centre for Wests Tigers is number 3 Junior Pauga
  • Centre for Broncos is number 4 Herbie Farnworth
    Centre for Wests Tigers is number 19 Tommy Talau
  • Winger for Broncos is number 21 Jamayne Isaako
    Winger for Wests Tigers is number 5 Ken Maumalo
  • Five-Eighth for Broncos is number 6 Tyson Gamble
    Five-Eighth for Wests Tigers is number 6 Adam Doueihi
  • Halfback for Broncos is number 7 Brodie Croft
    Halfback for Wests Tigers is number 7 Luke Brooks

Forwards

  • Prop for Broncos is number 8 Rhys Kennedy
    Prop for Wests Tigers is number 8 Stefano Utoikamanu
  • Hooker for Broncos is number 9 Jake Turpin
    Hooker for Wests Tigers is number 9 Jacob Liddle
  • Prop for Broncos is number 10 Payne Haas
    Prop for Wests Tigers is number 10 James Tamou
  • 2nd Row for Broncos is number 11 Alex Glenn
    2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 11 Luke Garner
  • 2nd Row for Broncos is number 12 TC Robati
    2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 12 Luciano Leilua
  • Lock for Broncos is number 13 Kobe Hetherington
    Lock for Wests Tigers is number 13 Thomas Mikaele

Interchange

  • Interchange for Broncos is number 15 Thomas Flegler
    Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 14 Joe Ofahengaue
  • Interchange for Broncos is number 16 Keenan Palasia
    Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 15 Alex Twal
  • Interchange for Broncos is number 17 Jordan Riki
    Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 16 Tukimihia Simpkins
  • Interchange for Broncos is number 19 Jesse Arthars
    Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 17 Moses Mbye

Reserves

  • Reserve for Broncos is number 18 Ethan Bullemor
    Reserve for Wests Tigers is number 18 Michael Chee Kam

Match Officials

  • Referee: Gerard Sutton
  • Touch Judge: Phil Henderson
  • Touch Judge: Darian Furner
  • Senior Review Official: Alan Shortall

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