2020 Canterbury Cup Draw
Wed 8 Jan 2020, 02:11 PM
Western Suburbs Magpies are scheduled to play over half their matches as part of NRL doubleheaders in 2020 with the release of the draw for the Canterbury Cup season by NSWRL.
Wests Tigers’ Canterbury Cup side, Western Suburbs, will play prior to the NRL side in five home matches throughout the year — including two home triple-headers at Campbelltown Sports Stadium — while a further seven away matches will also see the Magpies in action as the curtain-raiser to the main event.
The draw is without doubt the most positive draw in years for Wests Tigers Members, who also receive free entry to all standalone games throughout the year.
The first five games of the 2020 season will see the Magpies in action prior to the NRL side, including three home games and the blockbuster annual Easter Monday clash at Bankwest Stadium. It was that corresponding fixture that officially opened the new stadium last year, when the side played the Wentworthville Magpies.
In total, Western Suburbs will feature in three matches at Bankwest Stadium — all of which are curtain-raisers to NRL — while the side will play a further three games at Leichhardt Oval and seven matches in total at Campbelltown Sports Stadium.
With former Magpies player and 2019 Coach Brett Hodgson moving in to a full-time role with the NRL side, Western Suburbs will be coached by Wayne Collins in 2020 with Jason Peterson to feature as his assistant.
Collins played in two Grand Finals with the St. George Dragons throughout the 1990’s and joins the club with an array of coaching experience with the Raiders, Dragons and Warriors in the Jersey Flegg and Canterbury Cup competitions.
View the full round-by-round schedule for the 2020 Canterbury Cup here.
RD. DATE TIME OPPONENT VENUE
1 Sunday, March 15 3:45pm Dragons WIN Stadium
2 Sunday, March 22 1:40pm Knights Leichhardt Oval
3 Sunday, March 29 1:40pm Bulldogs Campbelltown Sports Stadium
4 Saturday, April 4 12:40pm NZ Warriors Mount Smart Stadium
5 Monday, April 13 1:40pm Eels Bankwest Stadium
6 Sunday, April 19 1:50pm Panthers Panthers Stadium
7 Saturday, April 25 12:40pm Sea Eagles Campbelltown Sports Stadium
8 Saturday, May 2 10:40am Bears Redfern Oval
9 Saturday, May 9 1:00pm Mounties Leichhardt Oval
BYE - - - -
11 Saturday, May 23 3:15pm Sea Eagles Central Coast Stadium
12 Sunday, May 31 1:05pm Rabbitohs TBC
13 Sunday, June 7 1:05pm Eels Campbelltown Sports Stadium
14 Sunday, June 14 1:05pm Panthers Campbelltown Sports Stadium
15 Sunday, June 28 1:05pm Dragons Campbelltown Sports Stadium
16 Sunday, July 5 1:05pm Bulldogs Belmore Sports Ground
17 Saturday, July 11 5:15pm Rabbitohs Bankwest Stadium
18 Friday, July 17 5:30pm Bears Bankwest Stadium
19 Sunday, July 26 1:50pm Knights McDonald Jones Stadium
20 Sunday, August 2 1:05pm Jets Henson Park
BYE - - - -
22 Sunday, August 16 1:45pm Mounties GIO Stadium
23 Sunday, August 23 11:40am Jets Campbelltown Sports Stadium
24 Saturday, August 29 1:00pm NZ Warriors Campbelltown Sports Stadium
*** Note: Draw is subject to change by NSWRL and WestsTigers