Team Announcement: Round 23
Author
Dan Talintyre
Timestamp
Tue 20 Aug 2019, 03:50 PM

Western Suburbs Magpies Canterbury Cup Coach Brett Hodgson has named his side to take on the Newtown Jets for their Round 23 clash this Saturday at Henson Park.

Kickoff for the match is at 12:45pm AEST with live coverage via FOX League.

After going down in a tight loss last week to the Penrith Panthers, Hodgson’s side will again be without a number of key players due to first-grade commitments, but still includes several NRL squad members with Dylan Smith, Kane Bradley, Sam McIntyre, Robbie Rochow and Alex Seyfarth all named for the Magpies.

Jersey Flegg-eligible forwards Michael Fenn, Felix Smith and Ray Jankovic are also included while Joseph Ratuvakacereivalu returns from injury in a boost for the side.

Currently sitting in 10th position on the ladder, Western Suburbs can move to seventh with a win over the Jets — whom they defeated 32-22 earlier this year — while a loss would leave them in doubt of making the Canterbury Cup finals.

Despite recording just two wins from their past five games, Newtown have a strong record at Henson Park with just one defeat from eight games there this season.

For all live scores and coverage of the game, visit the Match Centre here.

Match: Jets v Magpies
ROUND 23 - SATURDAY 24TH AUGUST

12:45pm
Jets
Home Team
Jets

7th Position
Magpies
Away Team
Magpies

10th Position
Venue: Henson Park

Match broadcasters:
Foxtel
WESTERN SUBURBS MAGPIES

  1. Dylan Smith
  2. Harry O’Toole
  3. Bilal Maarbani
  4. Watson Heleta
  5. Kane Bradley
  6. Max Burey
  7. Kauri Aupouri (capt.)
  8. Joseph Rauvakacereivalu
  9. Soni Luke
  10. Patrice Siolo
  11. Jack Miller
  12. Sam McIntyre
  13. Robbie Rochow

Interchange:
10. Michael Fenn
16. Elia Faatui
17. Felix Smith
18. Alex Seyfarth
19. Rajko Jankovic
20. Dylan Clifford

Coach: Brett Hodgson

Would like to see joseph get a nrl chance someday…commentators would be having a hay day trying to pronounce his name lol