Canterbury Cup Team Announcement: Round 13

Canterbury Cup Team Announcement: Round 13
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Dan Talintyre
Timestamp
Tue 4 Jun 2019, 03:58 PM

Western Suburbs Magpies Canterbury Cup Coach Brett Hodgson has named his squad to take on the high-flying Mounties RLFC for their Round 13 clash this Saturday afternoon.

Kickoff for the match is at 3:00pm AEST from Campbelltown Sports Stadium.

After a last-start draw against the St. George-Illawarra Dragons, Hodgson has named a strong squad for Saturday’s big clash against an in-form Mounties outfit as the side prepares for a run of six consecutive matches at home.

NRL squad members Sam McIntyre, Kane Bradley, Tyson Gamble, Oliver Clark, Robbie Rochow, Luke Garner and Alex Seyfarth have all been named for the hosts.

WESTERN SUBURBS MAGPIES

  1. Watson Heleta
  2. Harry O’Toole
  3. Kane McQuiggin
  4. Sam McIntyre
  5. Kane Bradley
  6. Tyson Gamble
  7. Kauri Aupouri (capt.)
  8. Oliver Clark
  9. Braden Robson
  10. Robbie Rochow
  11. Luke Garner
  12. Jack Miller
  13. Alex Seyfarth

Interchange:
16. Elia Faatui
18. Dylan Clifford
19. Soni Luke
21. Patrice Siolo
23. Bilal Maarbani

Coach: Brett Hodgson

Mountes traditionally pump Wests …hopefully the boys put in a big effort…

Another weak squad, but not unexpected. If the NRL players actually play they’ll do better but still there’s not enough promise in our backups.

Maybe 5 prospective NRL players in the starting lineup. Simply not good enough compared to our opponents on a weekly basis. If we’re not going to be winning we should at least have talented young players getting experience instead we have a ron massey squad full of no-hopers. Reflective of our complete lack of junior recruitment for the past several years.

Maarbani should definitely be named as a starter too. Been one of our best outside backs the past few weeks yet keeps getting named behind McGuiggan, OToole, McIntyre etc

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@balmain-boy said in Canterbury Cup Team Announcement: Round 13:

Another weak squad, but not unexpected. If the NRL players actually play they’ll do better but still there’s not enough promise in our backups.

Maybe 5 prospective NRL players in the starting lineup. Simply not good enough compared to our opponents on a weekly basis. If we’re not going to be winning we should at least have talented young players getting experience instead we have a ron massey squad full of no-hopers. Reflective of our complete lack of junior recruitment for the past several years.

Maarbani should definitely be named as a starter too. Been one of our best outside backs the past few weeks yet keeps getting named behind McGuiggan, OToole, McIntyre etc
I have seen the last two games on tele.i enjoy looking for prospective first graders.
who would be your prospective 5 be, Balmain boy??

There will be a few players droppiing back which will help the Magpies. Reckon Rowdy will be there along with Taylor, Fonua and Nofo.

@balmain-boy said in Canterbury Cup Team Announcement: Round 13:

Another weak squad, but not unexpected. If the NRL players actually play they’ll do better but still there’s not enough promise in our backups.

Maybe 5 prospective NRL players in the starting lineup. Simply not good enough compared to our opponents on a weekly basis. If we’re not going to be winning we should at least have talented young players getting experience instead we have a ron massey squad full of no-hopers. Reflective of our complete lack of junior recruitment for the past several years.

bolded text>Maarbani should definitely be named as a starter too. Been one of our best outside backs the past few weeks yet keeps getting named behind McGuiggan, OToole, McIntyre etcbolded text

Couldn’t agree any more.
Hope big Ratu’s injury isn’t bad.

Edit: can’t do the bold txt feature

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@Geo said in Canterbury Cup Team Announcement: Round 13:

Mountes traditionally pump Wests …hopefully the boys put in a big effort…

One that stands out was loss when we lead 28 zip

Same night that Tedesco shattered his kneecap

The club should Explain to supporters and sponsors, where Packer is they days

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@eyewondertwo

Of those named this weekend: Bradley, Robson, Garner, Seyfarth are the standouts.

Clark is included due to being in our top 30, playing in a position we lack depth and he’s doing ok in ISP.

Gamble would be touch and go, we haven’t been using him wisely at all (playing him as the organising halfback when he’s a much better 5/8 who runs, passes and kicks a bit but isn’t touching the ball 3-4 times a set). But I do think he’ll eventually play first grade for at least a few seasons at some club. Might end up at the Titans.

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Not sold on Seyfarth, but young enough to give him time to develop

There was a story on ch9 news last night stating that Josh Reynolds would be playing!

@balmain-boy said in Canterbury Cup Team Announcement: Round 13:

@eyewondertwo

Of those named this weekend: Bradley, Robson, Garner, Seyfarth are the standouts.

Clark is included due to being in our top 30, playing in a position we lack depth and he’s doing ok in ISP.

Gamble would be touch and go, we haven’t been using him wisely at all (playing him as the organising halfback when he’s a much better 5/8 who runs, passes and kicks a bit but isn’t touching the ball 3-4 times a set). But I do think he’ll eventually play first grade for at least a few seasons at some club. Might end up at the Titans.

cheers bb
from the games ive watched,gamble seems to have gone backwards.- he must be wondering why he is still here in Sydney.
robson the teams future no 9?

@eyewondertwo He’s gone backwards because the team hasn’t had a halfback since Drinkwater left so he’s become the de facto half. That’s not his natural game so his strengths have been overshadowed by the need for someone to organise the team. I think if Madden gets promoted to ISP he and Gamble could be a great combo. Apouri offers very little and no first grade potential.

Robson would be a great utility to have in the WT top 30. Either as a backup hooker or as a utility/back rower.

It is good to see Seyfarth gaining a staring position If he could time his runs better he is quite quick for a big unit.

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