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Wests Tigers coach Michael Maguire declared he was "sick and tired of the ups and downs" after his side's shock loss to the Titans and wants an immediate response against fourth-placed Canberra.

The Raiders also have a point to prove after being soundly beaten by Newcastle last Sunday, with some commentators questioning if complacency had crept in following a big win over Melbourne.

Adding to the intrigue of the clash is the fact that Joey Leilua will face Canberra for the first time since leaving during the pre-season.

The Rundown

Team News

Wests Tigers: The Tigers are 1-17 as named on Tuesday. Michael Maguire has rung the changes after last week's loss to the Titans with Robert Jennings, Benji Marshall, Luke Garner, Oliver Clark and Billy Walters making way. Marshall and Garner were trimmed from the extended bench on game day and Billy Walters and Corey Thompson were the two players omitted 24 hours before kick-off.

Raiders: Young lock Corey Horsburgh has a case of gastro and will not play. Sia Soliola (No.16) moves into the starting side. Jordan Rapana starts on the wing, Bailey Simonsson moves to the bench and Ryan Sutton comes into the squad.  Tom Starling and Kai O'Donnell dropped out of the playing squad an hour before kick-off and Matt Frawley and Michael Oldfield were the two players left out on the eve of the match.

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Wests Tigers is number 1 Adam Doueihi
    Fullback for Raiders is number 1 Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad
  • Winger for Wests Tigers is number 2 David Nofoaluma
    Winger for Raiders is number 5 Nick Cotric
  • Centre for Wests Tigers is number 3 Joseph Leilua
    Centre for Raiders is number 3 Jarrod Croker
  • Centre for Wests Tigers is number 4 Moses Mbye
    Centre for Raiders is number 4 Curtis Scott
  • Winger for Wests Tigers is number 5 Tommy Talau
    Winger for Raiders is number 17 Jordan Rapana
  • Five-Eighth for Wests Tigers is number 6 Josh Reynolds
    Five-Eighth for Raiders is number 6 Jack Wighton
  • Halfback for Wests Tigers is number 7 Luke Brooks
    Halfback for Raiders is number 7 George Williams

Forwards

  • Prop for Wests Tigers is number 8 Josh Aloiai
    Prop for Raiders is number 8 Josh Papalii
  • Hooker for Wests Tigers is number 9 Harry Grant
    Hooker for Raiders is number 9 Josh Hodgson
  • Prop for Wests Tigers is number 10 Zane Musgrove
    Prop for Raiders is number 10 Dunamis Lui
  • 2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 11 Luciano Leilua
    2nd Row for Raiders is number 11 Joseph Tapine
  • 2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 12 Chris Lawrence
    2nd Row for Raiders is number 12 Elliott Whitehead
  • Lock for Wests Tigers is number 13 Alex Twal
    Lock for Raiders is number 16 Iosia Soliola

Interchange

  • Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 14 Thomas Mikaele
    Interchange for Raiders is number 2 Bailey Simonsson
  • Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 15 Russell Packer
    Interchange for Raiders is number 14 Siliva Havili
  • Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 16 Michael Chee-Kam
    Interchange for Raiders is number 15 Emre Guler
  • Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 17 Alex Seyfarth
    Interchange for Raiders is number 20 Ryan Sutton

Key Match-Up

Young hooker Harry Grant has been most impressive since joining the Tigers, but he's got a stern test coming up against the masterful Josh Hodgson. A bit of creativity around the ruck, especially with the new six-again rule, could be the difference.