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Wests Tigers Coach Michael Maguire has confirmed an unchanged side for Saturday’s Round 22 clash against the North Queensland Cowboys.

Following a 28-16 win over the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs in Round 21, Wests Tigers will field the same 17-man side for this week’s game against the Cowboys — the first NRL fixture to be played outside of Southeast Queensland since late July.

Michael Chee Kam and Tommy Talau remain in the centres while Joe Ofahengaue, Kelma Tuilagi, Alex Twal and Zac Cini will also all feature on a reshuffled bench, with minor jersey number changes occurring to a new playing strip this weekend.

Wests Tigers will wear its Women in League jersey for the first time this season as it joins the NRL in celebrating its annual Women in League Round.

Jake Simpkin, Tuki Simpkins, Jock Madden and James Roberts round out the 21-man squad for Wests Tigers.

 
 
 
 
 
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For the Cowboys, Coach Todd Payten has been forced into several changes with Jason Taumololo (hand), Murray Taulagi (concussion) and Lachlan Burr (concussion) all out. Ben Condon moves up from the bench to take Taumalolo's place, Ben Hampton shifts out to the wing to replace Taulagi with Jake Granville slotting into the centres, while debutants Jeremiah Nanai and Griffin Neame are the two new faces on the interchange.

Saturday’s game will be the first time that Wests Tigers will play at Queensland Country Bank Stadium, with the side last facing the Cowboys in Townsville in 2019.

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Cowboys is number 1 Valentine Holmes
    Fullback for Wests Tigers is number 1 Moses Mbye
  • Winger for Cowboys is number 2 Kyle Feldt
    Winger for Wests Tigers is number 2 David Nofoaluma
  • Centre for Cowboys is number 3 Daejarn Asi
    Centre for Wests Tigers is number 3 Tommy Talau
  • Centre for Cowboys is number 4 Jake Granville
    Centre for Wests Tigers is number 4 Michael Chee Kam
  • Winger for Cowboys is number 5 Ben Hampton
    Winger for Wests Tigers is number 5 Ken Maumalo
  • Five-Eighth for Cowboys is number 6 Scott Drinkwater
    Five-Eighth for Wests Tigers is number 6 Adam Doueihi
  • Halfback for Cowboys is number 7 Tom Dearden
    Halfback for Wests Tigers is number 7 Luke Brooks

Forwards

  • Prop for Cowboys is number 8 Francis Molo
    Prop for Wests Tigers is number 8 Stefano Utoikamanu
  • Hooker for Cowboys is number 9 Reece Robson
    Hooker for Wests Tigers is number 9 Jacob Liddle
  • Prop for Cowboys is number 10 Jordan McLean
    Prop for Wests Tigers is number 13 Thomas Mikaele
  • 2nd Row for Cowboys is number 11 Ben Condon
    2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 11 Shawn Blore
  • 2nd Row for Cowboys is number 12 Heilum Luki
    2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 12 Luciano Leilua
  • Lock for Cowboys is number 16 Mitchell Dunn
    Lock for Wests Tigers is number 16 Alex Twal

Interchange

  • Interchange for Cowboys is number 13 Coen Hess
    Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 14 Joe Ofahengaue
  • Interchange for Cowboys is number 14 Tom Gilbert
    Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 15 Kelma Tuilagi
  • Interchange for Cowboys is number 15 Jeremiah Nanai
    Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 18 Jake Simpkin
  • Interchange for Cowboys is number 17 Griffin Neame
    Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 19 Tukimihia Simpkins

Reserves

  • Reserve for Cowboys is number 19 Connelly Lemuelu
    Reserve for Wests Tigers is number 17 Zac Cini

Match Officials

  • Referee: Chris Sutton
  • Touch Judge: Wyatt Raymond
  • Touch Judge: Ziggy Przeklasa-Adamski
  • Senior Review Official: Henry Perenara

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