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Representative prop James Tamou remains in contention to make his comeback from injury against Wests Tigers tomorrow night with a game-day decision to be made on his availability for the Toyota Cowboys.

Not named in the original squad of 18 on Tuesday, Tamou has made good progress in regaining strength in his arm, which was affected by a neck problem he exacerbated in the match against Canterbury in round 20.

“He still needs to do a couple of things before he’s passed fit to play tomorrow,” coach Paul Green said.

“We’ll give him right up to the game tomorrow.

“He’s improved as the week’s gone on but we’re not going to take any unnecessary risks. By the same token, if he’s right to play I’d like to play him.”

Green said if Tamou was right to play, he wasn’t sure if the front-rower would start or come off the interchange bench.

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