Intrust Super Premiership Team Announcement: Round 18
Wests Tigers Media
Tue 5th July, 04:50PM
Wests Tigers Intrust Super Premiership Coach Paul Stringer has named his Round 18 team to take on the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs this Saturday, July 9.
Kickoff for the match is at 5:10pm from ANZ Stadium as Wests Tigers look to build on last week’s upset win over the New Zealand Warriors and move back into the top four.
Wests Tigers have made several changes for Saturday’s game, with Justin Hunt returning from suspension to join captain Jack Littlejohn in the halves for the first time this year.
After an impressive debut last week, Manaia Rudolph will feature off the interchange bench alongside Rod Griffin, who made his return from injury against the Warriors last week.
Former Australian Schoolboys player Charlie Taylor will also play his first game for the Club on the wing, after being signed for the remainder of the season from the Wyong Roos.
After a slow start to the season, the Bulldogs have found some strong form in recent weeks, and now sit just three points outside the top eight with eight weeks remaining.
Looking for three wins in a row, Wests Tigers currently sit in fifth position on 22 points.
1. Watson Heleta
2. Jayden Wheelhouse
3. Chance Peni
4. Jackson Williams
5. Charlie Taylor
6. Jack Littlejohn (capt.)
7. Justin Hunt
8. Jordan Grant
9. Jeremy Marshall-King
10. Wesley Lolo
11. Curtis Sironen
12. Esan Marsters
13. Tyler Cassel
14. Manaia Rudolph
15. Dallas Graham
16. Rod Griffin
17. John Tohi
Coach: Paul Stringer
Mayby we will see Liddle play FG this week.
Halatau named at hooker and he can’t play 80 minutes so either Liddle will get a run or Taylor at hooker again
You could be right. Taylor’s last outing at 9 was a shocker, throwing 2 forward passes. Liddle could be just what we need to speed things up around the ruck, provided he’s fit.
Liddle will be named in the NSW Under 20’s Origin side….
Congrats to him well deserved…
Felise wasn’t selected for the QLD side due to playing NRL. I’m sure if given the choice Liddle would rather make his debut than play another junior rep game.
Also interesting to see Charlie Taylor eventually get signed. As you can see in his thread he’s pretty quick. Scored 14 tries last year in NYC which is ok.