Canterbury Cup Team Announcement: Round 22

Western Suburbs Magpies Canterbury Cup Coach Brett Hodgson has named his side to take on the Penrith Panthers this Sunday for their Round 22 clash at Panthers Stadium.

Kickoff for the match is from 1:00pm AEST as the eighth-placed Magpies look to bounce back from a last start defeat and preserve their spot in the top eight.

Despite a number of injuries to the first-grade side, Hodgson will field several NRL squad members on Sunday with Dylan Smith, Kane Bradley, Robert Jennings, Josh Reynolds, Alex Seyfarth, Sam McIntyre and Robbie Rochow all named.

Kauri Aupouri returns from injury to captain the side at halfback, while Jersey Flegg-eligible forwards Michael Fenn, Ray Jankovic and Felix Smith are also named.

WESTERN SUBURBS MAGPIES

  1. Dylan Smith
  2. Kane Bradley
  3. Bilal Maarbani
  4. Watson Heleta
  5. Robert Jennings
  6. Josh Reynolds
  7. Kauri Aupouri (capt.)
  8. Alex Seyfarth
  9. Soni Luke
  10. Michael Fenn
  11. Jack Miller
  12. Sam McIntyre
  13. Robbie Rochow

Interchange:
8. Felix Smith
14. Harry O’Toole
18. Elia Faatui
19. Rajko Jankovic
20. Dylan Clifford

A scrappy start. Burey has been solid. McIntyre poor. 6-6 after 14

Is Reynolds playing hooker?

It’s so frustrating watching our backs make Jo metres in both CC and NRL. Making 5m a hit up simply isn’t good enough.

Aupouri is the most selfish player I’ve seen play CC for a long time. A halfback that runs the ball 95%of the time he touches the ball.

And McIntyre just has to be released. Try find someone that will take him off our hands. Such a stupid player

Except for being stepped in that first try, Seyfarth has had a big game. I especially like his running which has been strong. Burey continues to impress .

@pawsandclaws1 missing the first half. Is Seyfarth playing prop?

@WT2K Started at prop with Fenn. Killed it with his hitups. I’m sure he will replace Eisenhuth next year.

Who is this Felix Smith? Looks decent.

@pawsandclaws1 said in Canterbury Cup Team Announcement: Round 22:

@WT2K Started at prop with Fenn. Killed it with his hitups. I’m sure he will replace Eisenhuth next year.

Wouldn’t say killed it. He had two good runs and two poor ones. Got smashed off the kick off

Our attack has been awful. Going one out. Backs haven’t touched the ball. Aupouri just absolutely rubbish, just keeps going himself. He hasn’t passed the ball once all half! 3 sets on their line in the dying minutes and he grubbered for himself on the 4th tackle all three times. Just so so poor

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We would be a better team without Aupouri, he is killing our attack

@weststigerman said in Canterbury Cup Team Announcement: Round 22:

Who is this Felix Smith? Looks decent.

Flegg prop on debut in CC. Nuggetty prop by the looks

@balmain-boy 22 tackles and six runs. Commentators also saying he has been one of the best if not our best. Great game and continues to improve.

@pawsandclaws1 said in Canterbury Cup Team Announcement: Round 22:

@balmain-boy 22 tackles and six runs. Commentators also saying he has been one of the best if not our best. Great game and continues to improve.

This is a very inexperienced side and they are putting in big time. Perhaps they’ll get outclassed in the end but for goodness sake give them a go.

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