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Wests Tigers coach Michael Maguire has named his 21-man squad for Sunday’s Round 21 clash against the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs.

With Daine Laurie ruled out for the remainder of the season following a broken fibula sustained last week against the Warriors, Moses Mbye will shift to fullback as his replacement with Michael Chee Kam moving from the bench to the centres.

Wests Tigers will be boosted by the return of captain James Tamou and Thomas Mikaele from injury this week with the duo taking their place in the starting side.

Alex Twal and Joe Ofahengaue shift back to the bench along with last week’s debutant Kelma Tuilagi — who retains his place in the side — while Zac Cini is set to come off the bench for his first NRL game since Round 9.

Tuki Simpkins, Tom Amone, Jock Madden and Jake Simpkin round out the 21-man squad as Wests Tigers look to bounce back from last week’s loss to the Warriors.

For the Bulldogs, rookie Bailey Biondi-Odo will start at five-eighth with Jake Averillo shifting to halfback while fellow rookie Falakiko Manu also returns to the line-up, taking the place of Jayden Okunbor on the wing.

Nick Meaney moves to fullback with Corey Allan going to the wing, while Ava Seumanufagai returns from concussion to take the place of Dylan Napa.

Sione Katoa also gets a start on the bench in place of Renouf Atoni.

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Bulldogs is number 1 Nick Meaney
    Fullback for Wests Tigers is number 1 Moses Mbye
  • Winger for Bulldogs is number 2 Corey Allan
    Winger for Wests Tigers is number 2 David Nofoaluma
  • Centre for Bulldogs is number 3 Will Hopoate
    Centre for Wests Tigers is number 3 Michael Chee Kam
  • Centre for Bulldogs is number 4 Aaron Schoupp
    Centre for Wests Tigers is number 4 Tommy Talau
  • Winger for Bulldogs is number 5 Falakiko Manu
    Winger for Wests Tigers is number 5 Ken Maumalo
  • Five-Eighth for Bulldogs is number 6 Bailey Biondi-Odo
    Five-Eighth for Wests Tigers is number 6 Adam Doueihi
  • Halfback for Bulldogs is number 7 Jake Averillo
    Halfback for Wests Tigers is number 7 Luke Brooks

Forwards

  • Prop for Bulldogs is number 10 Jack Hetherington
    Prop for Wests Tigers is number 8 Stefano Utoikamanu
  • Hooker for Bulldogs is number 9 Jeremy Marshall-King
    Hooker for Wests Tigers is number 9 Jacob Liddle
  • Prop for Bulldogs is number 15 Dylan Napa
    Prop for Wests Tigers is number 10 James Tamou
  • 2nd Row for Bulldogs is number 11 Corey Waddell
    2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 11 Shawn Blore
  • 2nd Row for Bulldogs is number 12 Adam Elliott
    2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 12 Luciano Leilua
  • Lock for Bulldogs is number 13 Josh Jackson
    Lock for Wests Tigers is number 13 Thomas Mikaele

Interchange

  • Interchange for Bulldogs is number 8 Ava Seumanufagai
    Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 14 Alex Twal
  • Interchange for Bulldogs is number 14 Sione Katoa
    Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 15 Zac Cini
  • Interchange for Bulldogs is number 16 Chris Patolo
    Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 16 Joe Ofahengaue
  • Interchange for Bulldogs is number 17 Matt Doorey
    Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 17 Kelma Tuilagi

Reserves

  • Reserve for Bulldogs is number 25 Watson Heleta
    Reserve for Wests Tigers is number 18 Tukimihia Simpkins

Match Officials

  • Referee: Chris Butler
  • Touch Judge: Belinda Sharpe
  • Touch Judge: Wyatt Raymond
  • Senior Review Official: Henry Perenara

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