Wests Tigers have today announced the club’s 2020 Canterbury Cup and Jersey Flegg squads as both sides continue their preparations for the season opener on Sunday, March 15.
After a successful first trial against Canterbury-Bankstown on the weekend, Wests Tigers Jersey Flegg will play their second trial match this Saturday against the Penrith Panthers in a curtain-raiser to the NRL trial later that night.
Wests Tigers’ young guns will then take on North Sydney in their third and final trial the following weekend at Macquarie University on Friday, February 28.
Wests Tigers Canterbury Cup side, Western Suburbs Magpies, will play their trial fixture against Mounties/Bulldogs on Saturday, February 29 at New Era Stadium, before they kick off alongside NRL at WIN Stadium on Sunday, March 15.
Western Suburbs will field a number of new faces in 2020, with Brad Abbey, Matheson Johns, Austin Dias, Joseph Ratuvakacereivalu, Salesi Fainga’a, Tyrone Faulkner, Jordin Leiu, Joseph Taipari and Lachlan Talau — the brother of NRL squad member Tommy — all taking part in the club’s NRL pre-season training.
Former Raiders and Dragons hooker Wayne Collins will take over as Head Coach for the Magpies in 2020, while Wayne Lambkin remains on as Jersey Flegg Coach.
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