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All the Round 12 team news!

Post by willow » Tue 22 May, 2018 4:00 pm

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


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Post by Geo. » 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/
Wests Tigers don't need a Coach.. The playing group has taken over..
happy tiger wrote:
Thu 25 Oct, 2018 12:17 am

OK I was wrong

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Post by AnnandaleTiger » Tue 22 May, 2018 4:01 pm

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.

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Post by avocadoontoast » 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.

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Post by tig_prmz » Tue 22 May, 2018 4:04 pm

rochow, mwz dropped completely?
My Round 1 Team 2018

1. lolo 2. noffa 3. suli 4. milne 5. fonua
6. reynolds 7. brooks
8. packer 9. ET 10. Twal
11. McQuen 12. Lawrence 13. Eiso
14. Matulino 15. McIllwrick 16. Sue 17. Aloiai
18. Marsters 19. Benji 20. Grant 21. K Naiqama
Next: Liddle, MCK, Felise, MWZ, Thompson, Rochow, Gamble


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Post by innsaneink » Tue 22 May, 2018 4:04 pm

Too slow ...Gee-oh..

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Post by hobbo » Tue 22 May, 2018 4:05 pm

Good to see MWZ dropped
We need mongrel ..
No more plodders !

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Post by TIGERPOWER » Tue 22 May, 2018 4:05 pm

Wow, changes galore. Maybe Ivan reads the forum lol.

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Post by tigerap » Tue 22 May, 2018 4:06 pm

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.

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Post by AnnandaleTiger » Tue 22 May, 2018 4:07 pm

Thats a better team

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Post by will1999 » Tue 22 May, 2018 4:07 pm

best team in a while

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Post by hobbo » Tue 22 May, 2018 4:07 pm

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
We need mongrel ..
No more plodders !

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Post by Geo. » 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..
Wests Tigers don't need a Coach.. The playing group has taken over..
happy tiger wrote:
Thu 25 Oct, 2018 12:17 am

OK I was wrong

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Post by Snake » Tue 22 May, 2018 4:08 pm

The walking HIA really what is that about , no value IMO ..good side hope they can gel.

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Post by tigerap » Tue 22 May, 2018 4:09 pm

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.

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Post by Madge » Tue 22 May, 2018 4:09 pm

Hope Aloiai gets a run deserves it.

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Post by TIGERPOWER » Tue 22 May, 2018 4:09 pm

I’m picking aloia to come in for either huth or sue.

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Post by tigerap » Tue 22 May, 2018 4:10 pm

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...?.

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