ISP Team Announcement: Round 7

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ISP Team Announcement: Round 7

Post by willow » Tue 17 Apr, 2018 5:46 pm

ISP Team Announcement: Round 7
Author Dan Talintyre Timestamp Tue 17 Apr 2018, 04:03 PM

Western Suburbs Magpies Intrust Super Premiership Coach Brett Hodgson has named his side to take on the Newcastle Knights this Saturday for their Round 7 clash.

Kickoff for the match is at 3:00pm AEST from Campbelltown Sports Stadium as the top-of-the-table Magpies look to bounce back from a last-second defeat in Round 6 to the North Sydney Bears.

Hodgson has named a strong side for Saturday's game against the last-placed Knights, with Tuimoala Lolohea, Mahe Fonua, Matt McIlwrick, Tim Grant and JJ Felise all named in the squad.

Tyson Gamble returns to the side at five-eighth after being retained in the NRL extended squad last week as cover, while 2018 development player Sam McIntyre earns his first start of the year in the back row.


1. Tuimoala Lolohea
2. Watson Heleta
3. Lucas Price
4. Toni Tali
5. Mahe Fonua
6. Tyson Gamble
7. Josh Drinkwater
8. JJ Felise
9. Matt McIlwrick
10. Tim Grant
11. Sam McIntyre
12. Luke Garner
13. Patrice Siolo (capt.)

14. Joseph Ratu
15. Bayley Sironen
16. Bayley Faull
17. Cowen Epere
18. Braden Robson

Coach: Brett Hodgson

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Post by WT2K » Wed 18 Apr, 2018 7:49 am

McQueen not named.. Can obviously go back down if cut from the nrl 21.
The star of the team is the team.

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Post by momo&medo » Wed 18 Apr, 2018 7:55 am

I’ve got a feeling he may get a run from the bench.
Has shown steady improvement over last few games.
I think he will prove to be an asset.

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Post by Demps » Wed 18 Apr, 2018 9:26 am

Hopefully McQueen has a dig if he makes grade.

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Post by Snake » Wed 18 Apr, 2018 9:53 am

Well McQueen has earned his shot has put in big minutes and going hard in ISP ... whether he fits into the NRL squad remains to be seen but he certainly has earnt it

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Post by barra » Wed 18 Apr, 2018 10:07 am

Don't reckon McQueen would let anyone down if he does turn up in the NRL side this week. Can't see him having a massive impact but he will be solid.

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Post by Balmain Boy » Wed 18 Apr, 2018 10:22 am

McQueen hasn't even been the best back rower in ISP. He's solid, and tries, but hasn't really done anything to warrant a callup ahead of anyone in the 17.

We have Chee Kam on the bench, and Eiso who can rotate to lock if ET goes to back row for a stint.

2 props, MCK and hooker, can't see where McQueen fits in there. That balance is fine unless someone named also has a niggle.

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Post by stevied » Thu 19 Apr, 2018 10:59 am

Snake wrote:
Wed 18 Apr, 2018 9:53 am
Well McQueen has earned his shot has put in big minutes and going hard in ISP ... whether he fits into the NRL squad remains to be seen but he certainly has earnt it
I don't think he's earned his shot all. Although gaining in involvement and confidence, he really hasn't made much of an impact in the Wests Magpies games. He has not bent the line at all and his defense is solid rather than hard. Felise and Grant would both be more deserving.

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