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All the Round 12 team news!

Posted: Tue 22 May, 2018 4:00 pm
by willow
All the Round 12 team news!
Author Dan Talintyre Timestamp Tue 22 May 2018, 03:59 PM

Josh Reynolds' return from injury headlines the 21-man Wests Tigers squad named by Coach Ivan Cleary as they take on the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs.

A former Bulldog from 2011 to 2017, Reynolds will play just his second game for Wests Tigers this week after missing the start of the year with a hamstring injury and the past six weeks with a shoulder issue.

The 29-year-old has been named to make his return off the interchange bench in jersey 15, with Benji Marshall and Luke Brooks named to continue in the halves — as they have done all season.

The other big news for Wests Tigers is the return of Tuimoala Lolohea, who has been named at fullback in place of Corey Thompson. Lolohea has not featured for the side since picking up a knee injury in Round 5, making a successful return via the club's Intrust Super Premiership side over the past fortnight.

Lolohea chalked up a try-assist and three goals from three attempts in the Magpies recent win over Penrith, and is also yet to lose an NRL game this year with the side winning all three matches in which he played.

After being demoted to the Intrust Super Premiership side last weekend, Mahe Fonua returns in the centres in place of Michael Chee Kam, who moves to the back row with Robbie Rochow dropping out of the side.

Thompson also starts on the wing in place of Malakai Watene-Zelezniak, with Esan Marsters and David Nofoaluma rounding out the new-look back five for Coach Cleary this weekend.

After starting at hooker for the past fortnight, Elijah Taylor moves to his more favoured position at lock with Jacob Liddle named to start in the No.9 jersey. That sees Matt Eisenhuth drop back to the interchange bench, where he joins Reynolds alongside prop forwards Alex Twal and Sauaso Sue.

Josh Aloiai (18), Tim Grant (19), Chris McQueen (20) and Kevin Naiqama (21) have been named as reserves in the 21-man squad, which will be reduced to 19 players at 4:00pm, Saturday, May 26.

WESTS TIGERS
1. Tuimoala Lolohea
2. David Nofoaluma
3. Esan Marsters
4. Mahe Fonua
5. Corey Thompson
6. Benji Marshall
7. Luke Brooks
8. Russell Packer
9. Jacob Liddle
10. Ben Matulino
11. Chris Lawrence (capt.)
12. Michael Chee Kam
13. Elijah Taylor

Interchange:
14. Alex Twal
15. Josh Reynolds
16. Matt Eisenhuth
17. Sauaso Sue

Reserves:
18. Josh Aloiai
19. Chris McQueen
20. Tim Grant
21. Kevin Naiqama

Coach: Ivan Cleary

WESTS Tigers Team V Canterbury..

Posted: Tue 22 May, 2018 4:01 pm
by Geo.
Wests Tigers: 1 Tuimoala Lolohea, 2 David Nofoaluma, 3 Esan Marsters, 4 Mahe Fonua, 5 Corey Thompson, 6 Benji Marshall, 7 Luke Brooks, 8 Russell Packer, 9 Jacob Liddle, 10 Ben Matulino, 11 Chris Lawrence (c), 12 Michael Chee-Kam, 13 Elijah Taylor

Interchange: 14 Alex Twal, 15 Josh Reynolds, 16 Matthew Eisenhuth, 17 Sauaso Sue

Reserves: 18 Josh Aloiai, 19 Chris McQueen, 20 Tim Grant, 21 Kevin Naiqama

https://www.weststigers.com.au/news/201 ... -round-12/

Re: All the Round 12 team news!

Posted: Tue 22 May, 2018 4:01 pm
by AnnandaleTiger
Coach Ivan Cleary has recalled fullback Tui Lolohea and centre Mahe Fonua, with Corey Thompson moving to wing in place of Malakai Watene-Zelezniak and Michael Chee-Kam moving to starting second row with Robbie Rochow out of the 21. Josh Reynolds comes back from a fractured scapula on the bench in place of Chris McQueen. Jacob Liddle starts at hooker with Elijah Taylor moving to lock and Matt Eisenhuth to the bench.

Re: WESTS Tigers Team V Canterbury..

Posted: Tue 22 May, 2018 4:03 pm
by avocadoontoast
Geo. wrote:
Tue 22 May, 2018 4:01 pm
Wests Tigers: 1 Tuimoala Lolohea, 2 David Nofoaluma, 3 Esan Marsters, 4 Mahe Fonua, 5 Corey Thompson, 6 Benji Marshall, 7 Luke Brooks, 8 Russell Packer, 9 Jacob Liddle, 10 Ben Matulino, 11 Chris Lawrence (c), 12 Michael Chee-Kam, 13 Elijah Taylor

Interchange: 14 Alex Twal, 15 Josh Reynolds, 16 Matthew Eisenhuth, 17 Sauaso Sue

Reserves: 18 Josh Aloiai, 19 Chris McQueen, 20 Tim Grant, 21 Kevin Naiqama

https://www.weststigers.com.au/news/201 ... -round-12/
Struggling to understand what Lolohea has done to earn his way back into the team... And equally mystified why Aloiai can't get a run.

Re: WESTS Tigers Team V Canterbury..

Posted: Tue 22 May, 2018 4:04 pm
by tig_prmz
rochow, mwz dropped completely?

Re: WESTS Tigers Team V Canterbury..

Posted: Tue 22 May, 2018 4:04 pm
by innsaneink
Too slow ...Gee-oh..

Re: WESTS Tigers Team V Canterbury..

Posted: Tue 22 May, 2018 4:05 pm
by hobbo
Good to see MWZ dropped

Re: WESTS Tigers Team V Canterbury..

Posted: Tue 22 May, 2018 4:05 pm
by TIGERPOWER
Wow, changes galore. Maybe Ivan reads the forum lol.

Re: WESTS Tigers Team V Canterbury..

Posted: Tue 22 May, 2018 4:06 pm
by tigerap
tig_prmz wrote:
Tue 22 May, 2018 4:04 pm
rochow, mwz dropped completely?
Good...both have been poor recently....IC picking his team on form...love it.

Re: WESTS Tigers Team V Canterbury..

Posted: Tue 22 May, 2018 4:07 pm
by AnnandaleTiger
Thats a better team

Re: WESTS Tigers Team V Canterbury..

Posted: Tue 22 May, 2018 4:07 pm
by will1999
best team in a while

Re: WESTS Tigers Team V Canterbury..

Posted: Tue 22 May, 2018 4:07 pm
by hobbo
avocadoontoast wrote:
Tue 22 May, 2018 4:03 pm
Geo. wrote:
Tue 22 May, 2018 4:01 pm
Wests Tigers: 1 Tuimoala Lolohea, 2 David Nofoaluma, 3 Esan Marsters, 4 Mahe Fonua, 5 Corey Thompson, 6 Benji Marshall, 7 Luke Brooks, 8 Russell Packer, 9 Jacob Liddle, 10 Ben Matulino, 11 Chris Lawrence (c), 12 Michael Chee-Kam, 13 Elijah Taylor

Interchange: 14 Alex Twal, 15 Josh Reynolds, 16 Matthew Eisenhuth, 17 Sauaso Sue

Reserves: 18 Josh Aloiai, 19 Chris McQueen, 20 Tim Grant, 21 Kevin Naiqama

https://www.weststigers.com.au/news/201 ... -round-12/
Struggling to understand what Lolohea has done to earn his way back into the team... And equally mystified why Aloiai can't get a run.
Lolohea ... Girth / strength
Aloiai .......meh

Re: WESTS Tigers Team V Canterbury..

Posted: Tue 22 May, 2018 4:07 pm
by Geo.
innsaneink wrote:
Tue 22 May, 2018 4:04 pm
Too slow ...Gee-oh..
Getting a link...never mind..merged..

Expect changes..

Re: WESTS Tigers Team V Canterbury..

Posted: Tue 22 May, 2018 4:08 pm
by Snake
The walking HIA really what is that about , no value IMO ..good side hope they can gel.

Re: WESTS Tigers Team V Canterbury..

Posted: Tue 22 May, 2018 4:09 pm
by tigerap
avocadoontoast wrote:
Tue 22 May, 2018 4:03 pm
Geo. wrote:
Tue 22 May, 2018 4:01 pm
Wests Tigers: 1 Tuimoala Lolohea, 2 David Nofoaluma, 3 Esan Marsters, 4 Mahe Fonua, 5 Corey Thompson, 6 Benji Marshall, 7 Luke Brooks, 8 Russell Packer, 9 Jacob Liddle, 10 Ben Matulino, 11 Chris Lawrence (c), 12 Michael Chee-Kam, 13 Elijah Taylor

Interchange: 14 Alex Twal, 15 Josh Reynolds, 16 Matthew Eisenhuth, 17 Sauaso Sue

Reserves: 18 Josh Aloiai, 19 Chris McQueen, 20 Tim Grant, 21 Kevin Naiqama

https://www.weststigers.com.au/news/201 ... -round-12/
Struggling to understand what Lolohea has done to earn his way back into the team... And equally mystified why Aloiai can't get a run.

Reality is right now Lolohea is our best FB option...As much as I love Corey Thompson's courage at FB, Lolohea offers more in attack....Aloiai will get another crack...hopefully next time he keeps his spot as lessons learnt.

Re: WESTS Tigers Team V Canterbury..

Posted: Tue 22 May, 2018 4:09 pm
by Madge
Hope Aloiai gets a run deserves it.

Re: WESTS Tigers Team V Canterbury..

Posted: Tue 22 May, 2018 4:09 pm
by TIGERPOWER
I’m picking aloia to come in for either huth or sue.

Re: WESTS Tigers Team V Canterbury..

Posted: Tue 22 May, 2018 4:10 pm
by tigerap
Geo. wrote:
Tue 22 May, 2018 4:07 pm
innsaneink wrote:
Tue 22 May, 2018 4:04 pm
Too slow ...Gee-oh..
Getting a link...never mind..merged..

Expect changes..
Really...?.changes...?.