Wests Tigers Team v Parramatta

All the Round 6 team news!

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Dan Talintyre

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Tue 16 Apr 2019, 03:59 PM

Wests Tigers Head Coach Michael Maguire has named an unchanged team for his side’s Round 6 clash against the Parramatta Eels at Bankwest Stadium on Easter Monday.

Maguire has named the same 17 players that featured in last Thursday’s upset win over the Brisbane Broncos to start again on Monday, with Josh Reynolds retaining his spot at five-eighth with Benji Marshall (hamstring) still unavailable for selection.

Robert Jennings has also been named to play in the centres, and will undergo the appropriate concussion protocols this week after being forced off in Round 5.

Having made a successful return from injury via Canterbury Cup last Sunday, David Nofoaluma has been named in the extended squad amongst the reserves — joining Paul Momirovski, Elijah Taylor and Chris McQueen as the extra players in the team.

Chris Lawrence (jaw), Oliver Clark (knee) and Jacob Liddle (ankle) are unavailable.

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For the Eels, winger Blake Ferguson has been named despite picking up a broken nose and a rib injury in last week’s loss to the Canberra Raiders, but Greg Leleisiuao has been named as cover amongst the reserves in jersey 21.

Parramatta Coach Brad Arthur has included two new faces on the bench with 19-year-old Oregon Kaufusi and 21-year-old Ray Stone coming in for Kane Evans and David Gower who have been named as reserves. A former Wests Tigers NYC player, Stone made one career NRL game while Kaufusi has played just four games.

Manu Ma’u remains sidelined for another week after being not named in the squad.

Updated 19-man teams will be announced 24 hours before kickoff (4:00pm, Sunday) with final teams confirmed one hour prior to the Easter Monday clash at 3:00pm.

1. Mbye
2. Fonua
3. Jennings
4. Marsters
5. Thompson
6. Reynolds
7. Brooks
8. Packer
9. Farah
10. Twal
11. Matterson
12. Garner
13. Aloiai

Reserves
14. Matulino
15. Mikaele
16. Eisenhuth
17. Chee Kam

18. Momirovski
19. Taylor
20. Nofoaluma
21. Macqueen

If Ferguson plays, they should rattle his rib cage while attempting to take the first attacking kick

As expected. Bring on the Eels!

Still not sold on Jennings as a centre. From what I heard Momirovski had a good day with the boot on Sunday. Wouldn’t mind seeing him back in the centres and having a crack as goal kicker.

Marsters 4/4 last week

@Fraze23:

Still not sold on Jennings as a centre. From what I heard Momirovski had a good day with the boot on Sunday. Wouldn’t mind seeing him back in the centres and having a crack as goal kicker.

Jennings will get better he missed Madge’s offseason and trained solo without a contract. He looks heavy and not match hard yet. He’s a good player will come good. Momo just doesn’t have the talent. Can’t see him as a first grade centre doesn’t stand out in the reserves.

5/5 Actually

On his last start you can’t take it off him

Be very surprised if Ferguson plays with busted ribs

They don’t needle up real well

Expect to see young Leleisiuao debut , has some pretty good wraps on him

0/5 against the Dogs and Penrith.

@TYGA:

Jennings will get better he missed Madge’s offseason and trained solo without a contract. He looks heavy and not match hard yet. He’s a good player will come good. Momo just doesn’t have the talent. Can’t see him as a first grade centre doesn’t stand out in the reserves

Fair call mate. I haven’t seen any reggies games this year. Hopefully Jennings clicks soon.

Momi looked average with the boot, and in no way whatsoever stood out in that game.
He was put into the clear and was run down by 3 Penrith players. 3 !!!
The other kid who also kicks goals scored a nice solo try busting through the defence from 25 or 30m out.
But Momi played a game for Trent Robinson, apparently. So a lot on here wrongly assume that he is a first grade centre.
Let’s start the conversation. Without having an intricate knowledge of our CC team . . . I’d put Momi well behind Bradley and Gamble( different positions of course), Talau and Robson also looked to have more potential, imho.

Do not give Mitchell Moses any room to run at all. Each time he has the ball smother him into to ground.
Do it again, and again, and again.
He will lose interest.

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