Wests Tigers Head Coach Michael Maguire has named an unchanged side as his team searches for a third straight win this Saturday night against the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs.
After a strong win over the North Queensland Cowboys in Round 20, Maguire has named the same side for this week’s clash against the Bulldogs with Wests Tigers looking to win three games in a row for the first time this season.
Having played the full 80 minutes in the past two weeks, Robbie Farah will again feature as the sole hooker on Saturday with Jacob Liddle — who recently announced a contract extension with the club — listed among the reserves.
Liddle is joined on the reserves by uncapped rookie Tommy Talau, Josh Reynolds and Elijah Taylor, who is back available for selection this week after sitting out recently with a knee injury. If not selected for the NRL side this week, all four players could feature for the club's Canterbury Cup side in Round 21 with Western Suburbs taking on the Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles on Sunday afternoon.
Wests Tigers have named four forwards on the bench for Saturday’s crucial clash including Alex Twal, who will play his 50th NRL game for the club.
For the Bulldogs, Adam Elliott is out with a finger injury with Chris Smith moving to lock as his replacement. Raymond Faitala-Mariner comes onto the bench for his first game since Round 14 while Kieran Foran's continued recovery from injury sees Jack Cogger partner Lachlan Lewis in the halves once again.
Wests Tigers will provide an updated 19-man team list for this week's game at 7:35pm AEST on Friday, before finalising their team one hour prior to kickoff.
Match: Bulldogs v Wests Tigers
Round 21 -
Venue: ANZ Stadium, Sydney
Fullback for Bulldogs is number 1 Dallin Watene-ZelezniakFullback for Wests Tigers is number 1 Corey Thompson
Winger for Bulldogs is number 2 Nick MeaneyWinger for Wests Tigers is number 2 Paul Momirovski
Centre for Bulldogs is number 3 Kerrod HollandCentre for Wests Tigers is number 3 Moses Mbye
Centre for Bulldogs is number 4 Will HopoateCentre for Wests Tigers is number 4 Esan Marsters
Winger for Bulldogs is number 5 Reimis SmithWinger for Wests Tigers is number 5 David Nofoaluma
Five-Eighth for Bulldogs is number 6 Jack CoggerFive-Eighth for Wests Tigers is number 6 Benji Marshall
Halfback for Bulldogs is number 7 Lachlan LewisHalfback for Wests Tigers is number 7 Luke Brooks
Prop for Bulldogs is number 8 Aiden TolmanProp for Wests Tigers is number 10 Oliver Clark
Hooker for Bulldogs is number 9 Michael LichaaHooker for Wests Tigers is number 9 Robbie Farah
Prop for Bulldogs is number 10 Dylan NapaProp for Wests Tigers is number 15 Thomas Mikaele
2nd Row for Bulldogs is number 11 Josh Jackson2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 11 Luke Garner
2nd Row for Bulldogs is number 12 Corey Harawira-Naera2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 12 Michael Chee-Kam
Lock for Bulldogs is number 13 Chris SmithLock for Wests Tigers is number 13 Ryan Matterson
Interchange for Bulldogs is number 14 Jeremy Marshall-KingInterchange for Wests Tigers is number 14 Matthew Eisenhuth
Interchange for Bulldogs is number 15 Renouf ToomagaInterchange for Wests Tigers is number 16 Alex Twal
Interchange for Bulldogs is number 16 Danny FualaloInterchange for Wests Tigers is number 17 Chris Lawrence
Interchange for Bulldogs is number 17 Raymond Faitala-MarinerInterchange for Wests Tigers is number 20 Elijah Taylor
- Referee: Peter Gough
- Referee: Chris Butler
- Touch Judge: Michael Wise
- Touch Judge: Mark Bohan
- Video Referee: Bryan Norrie
- Senior Review Official: Steve Clark