Wests Tigers Team v Parramatta

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Tue 22 Sep 2020, 04:00 PM

Wests Tigers Life Members Chris Lawrence and Benji Marshall have both been named to start in their final game for the club this Saturday against the Parramatta Eels.

Having confirmed his retirement at season’s end, Lawrence will play his 253rd and final game for Wests Tigers while Marshall will bring up his 257th Wests Tigers appearance, with the pair trailing only Robbie Farah (277 games) in games played for the club.

With co-captain Moses Mbye sidelined following knee surgery, Marshall has been named as sole captain and will start in the halves alongside Luke Brooks, who returns from a one-game suspension.

Brooks is one of several new faces in the side named to face Parramatta with Alex Twal, Shawn Blore, Michael Chee Kam and Tommy Talau all returning to the squad.

Talau will start in the centres in place of Joey Leilua, who drops back to the reserves, while Twal returns from an illness that ruled him out of last week’s game against Melbourne. Chee Kam and Blore return to the side after extended absences from the squad — Chee Kam set for his first game since Round 11 while Blore has not played since Round 16 — with the pair taking the place of Russell Packer (concussion) and Sam McIntyre (concussion).

Zane Musgrove will also start his first game since Round 6 as he replaces the injured Josh Aloiai (knee).

Saturday’s game will also see Wests Tigers local junior Adam Doueihi will also bring up his 50th NRL appearance, having not missed a game for the club in 2020.

Doueihi is joined by Samoan internationals David Nofoaluma and Luciano Leilua as the only players to feature in every game for Wests Tigers this year.


  1. Adam Doueihi
  2. David Nofoaluma
  3. Tommy Talau
  4. Chris Lawrence
  5. Asu “AJ” Kepaoa
  6. Benji Marshall (capt.)
  7. Luke Brooks
  8. Zane Musgrove
  9. Harry Grant
  10. Thomas Mikaele
  11. Luke Garner
  12. Luciano Leilua
  13. Alex Twal

14. Matt Eisenhuth
15. Elijah Taylor
16. Shawn Blore
17. Michael Chee Kam

18. Alex Seyfarth
19. Jacob Liddle
20. Josh Reynolds
21. Joseph Leilua

Coach: Michael Maguire

MCK 😂😂😂😂 great end to the season honestly ! That has to be the weakest team I can remember!

last edited by Snake

That’s different.

Glad Rowdy, ET and the Huth get to play their last game rather than sit it out.

Blore v Brown … can’t wait

No Packer v Shatterson 😢

Good to see Joey get dropped … he’s useless

Good that BJ has been dumped. Hope they have a dig for the departing players plus ruin Parramatta top 4 prospects

It’s going to be a huge ask on our forwards. Prop rotation of Mus and Mika followed by Twal and Huth will make it tough. Who will make the metres?

All departing players/off contract players named - Your last shot to prove your worth to another club.

Hope to see them all play like their career depends on it.

@JD-Tiger said in Wests Tigers Team v Parramatta:

It’s going to be a huge ask on our forwards. Prop rotation of Mus and Mika followed by Twal and Huth will make it tough. Who will make the metres?

The same players who normally make all the meters…(no one)

I hope the Raiders win and we cause an upset

Nice to see ET named and Joey dropped

No surprise to see BJ dropped. Reckon the video review would have been embarrassing for him. A bit surprised Liddle has been benched again given he hasn’t put a foot wrong since returning from injury.

Oh well, hopefully the boys aim up but I suspect they’ll end up cannon fodder for the flat track bullies.

@TheDaBoss said in Wests Tigers Team v Parramatta:

Winnable game

Time to load up the Sportsbet account 😬

Hope there are no last minute shambles as occurred before our final game last year.

Madge giving a few guys a farewell game I reckon lol

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