Wests Tigers have named a 22-man squad for Sunday's Round 19 match against the North Queensland Cowboys in Townsville.
NRL Team Announcement: Round 19
The big storyline around the game is James Tamou making his 300th NRL appearance. The 33-year-old prop will chalk up the career milestone against the same club that handed him his NRL debut thirteen years ago.
Tamou returned from a two-week injury spell (calf) to play his other former club, the Panthers, last weekend. He comes into the starting side, pushing Zane Musgrove to the bench.
Brent Naden returns after serving a four-game suspension and has been named on the wing, replacing Junior Tupou.
Alex Seyfarth and Tyrone Peachey both return to the side and have been named on the bench.
Wests Tigers are aiming to snap a six-game losing streak having suffered a narrow loss to the Panthers on Sunday.
Match: Cowboys v Wests Tigers
Round 19 -
Venue: Queensland Country Bank Stadium, Townsville
1. Daine Laurie — sponsored by Firebox
2. Brent Naden — sponsored by Waterview
3. Starford To'a — sponsored by Macdonald Education
4. Asu Kepaoa — sponsored by Club Menangle
5. Ken Maumalo — sponsored by Kwikflo Group
6. Adam Doueihi — sponsored by UBW
7. Luke Brooks — sponsored by Brae Group
8. James Tamou (c) — sponsored by The Meat Man
9. Fa'amanu Brown — sponsored by Momenta Advisors
10. Joe Ofahengaue — sponsored by APN Compounding
11. Luke Garner — sponsored by Murray Kennedy Real Estate
12. Kelma Tuilagi — sponsored by Exclusive Estate Agents
13. Jackson Hastings — sponsored by Spectrum Pools & Spas
18. Austin Dias — sponsored by Raine and Horne Concord & Strathfield
19. Jock Madden — sponsored by Wests Tigers Foundation
20. Justin Matamua — sponsored by Wests Tigers Foundation
21. James Roberts — sponsored by Wests Tigers Foundation
22. David Nofoaluma — sponsored by Wests Tigers Foundation
Coach: Brett Kimmorley — sponsored by Boomer Home Loans