Wests Tigers Team v Newcastle Rd 2

All the Round 2 team news!
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Dan Talintyre
Timestamp
Tue 17 Mar 2020, 03:59 PM

Wests Tigers Head Coach Michael Maguire has named his 21-man squad to take on the Newcastle Knights for their Round 2 clash this Sunday at Leichhardt Oval (4:00pm AEDT kickoff).

After a first-start win over the Dragons in Round 1, Maguire has named a near identical side for this week’s game with Josh Reynolds to partner Benji Marshall in the halves following Luke Brooks’ calf injury.

Corey Thompson retains his spot at fullback with Adam Doueihi and Joey Leilua in the centres, while co-captain Moses Mbye has not been named in the 21-man squad as he closes in on a return from a knee injury sustained in the trials.

The only change to the side as a whole is the inclusion of Paul Momirovski in jersey 15 on the bench as he returns from a knee injury suffered in the NRL Perth Nines. Momirovski featured as 18th Man last week but takes the place of Michael Chee Kam on the bench this week, with the Samoan international dropping back to the reserves alongside Oliver Clark, Matt Eisenhuth and Tommy Talau.

1 Corey Thompson
2 David Nofoaluma
3 BJ Leilua
4 Adam Doueihi
5 Robert Jennings

6 Benji Marshall
7 Josh Reynolds

8 Josh Aloiai
9 Billy Walters
10 Alex Twal
11 Luciano Leilua
12 Luke Garner
13 Elijah Taylor

14 Thomas Mikaele
15 Paul Momirovski
16 Zane Musgrove
17 Chris Lawrence

18 Micheal Chee-Kam
19 Oliver Clark
20 Matt Eisenhuth
21 Tommy Talau

last edited by Geo

I don’t quite understand the inclusion of Momirovski on the bench?

@Madge said in Wests Tigers Team v Newcastle Rd 2:

I don’t quite understand the inclusion of Momirovski on the bench?

just to cover any back position in case of injury is what I’m assuming…

Odd bench but otherwise as expected

maybe madge is messing around and before kick off

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  2. Momo
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    corey thomo drips out if squad
    or would that be too tricky and complicated
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Momo bench bit of a curve ball. Otherwise as expected. Would’ve liked to see Doueihi at fullback. Bring on Sunday!

@Jedi_Tiger said in Wests Tigers Team v Newcastle Rd 2:

maybe madge is messing around and before kick off

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  2. Momo
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    corey thomo drips out if squad
    or would that be too tricky and complicated

I’d be more then happy with that outcome.

@Madge said in Wests Tigers Team v Newcastle Rd 2:

I don’t quite understand the inclusion of Momirovski on the bench?

I recon, Douihi to FB, Corey to wing, Momo to centre, jenning to centre link

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Thompson at fullback, and with Momo back, really really disappointed, come on Madge you bought a bloke to play fullback, play him there.

he wont drop jennings he almost scored two tries

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@Jedi_Tiger said in Wests Tigers Team v Newcastle Rd 2:

he wont drop jennings he almost scored two tries

Nofoaluma then…?

no geo i did say i got nofo wrong he had a blinder defensively wasnt tested but can take the punt until he has a few howler of a game in defence.
Thommo is the one that should be dropped from fullback

@Madge said in Wests Tigers Team v Newcastle Rd 2:

I don’t quite understand the inclusion of Momirovski on the bench?

Neither do I. I’d rather keep MCK there for genuine utility value.

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