Thursday, April 2, 2015

Dallas Donnelly Memorial Ball

Dallas Donnelly Memorial Ball

∗ To be held on 8 May 2015 in the Auditorium at the GS&BC
∗ Local band. 
∗ Dallas’ family members and close friends, plus dignitaries from Western Suburbs will be formally invited to attend the event
∗ Auction to be held on the night with Dallas/Magpies memorabilia donated from Western Suburbs Supports Club. Proceeds to GRLFC
∗Full bar available – percentage of bar sales to go to GRLFC
∗Tickets are $35 each
∗ Tables of 10. Food to be provided – Undecided whether it will be a hot meal or finger food for each table. Will liaise with GS&BC
∗ Black & white theme – formal dress code
∗ 7pm start
∗ Special guest (e.g. Roy Masters or similar) to be invited to speak about Dallas & his football career. 
∗ Working bee to be held on Saturday 9 May at Kitchener Park to paint Dallas’ grandstand black & white. GRLFC will provide a BBQ and this will be a chance for the players to mingle with Dallas’ family and the Magpies supporters group.
∗ First grade to wear a set of historic jerseys donated by the Western suburbs Supporters Club or Wests Football Club at our home game on the Sunday 10 May against West Lions.
Dallas 1970s
 After getting this email Peter Young had an idea to get together mates and fans of Dallas hire a bus and enjoy a fabulous weekend in beautiful Gunnedah.
Dallas in England
If you don’t fancy the bus trip maybe share the cab fare with Dallas.

Would you like to come along and share in this once in a life time weekend??

Possible scheduled: Target Gunnedah, leaving Sydney on the Friday morning, May 8th….
staying over for the Sunday game…and returning Monday, May 10th.
Price would include bus, meals, accommodation…possible golf on the Saturday…depending on numbers.
Peter  needs to know numbers so if you are interested get in contact with Peter Young, Dallas’ old front row partner, Mobile: 0415 980 557  or Mick Prichard on prichardnc@hotmail.com
Ring or email now  Don’t miss this Black and White weekend.
Those numbers again Peter Young 0415980557
or email Mick Prichard on prichardnc@hotmail.com

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Team Lists: Round 8 Junior Reps, Round 4 RMC and Sydney Shield

We have a huge day at Campbelltown, with four games coming your way, including a black and white-out!! At 10:30am, your Harold Matthews boys will look to bounce back with a win over South Sydney. The Bunnies need to win to stay in the final hunt, while a black and white triumph will guarantee finals football for our Magpies!
That situation will be very much reversed in the SG Ball fixture, starting at midday. Wests are desperately looking for a win to stay alive, while Souths can all but lock up a semi final start with a win.
At 1:30pm, your Sydney Shield Magpies will look to bounce back after a heartbreaking loss last week, with either us or Asquith to register first points for 2015.
Rounding out the day at 3pm is the Ron Massey Cup. Asquith have three wins from as many starts in 2015, and THE REAL Magpies will look to end that streak on the back of captain courageous Shannon ‘Mighty Mouse’ Gallant.
Make sure your voice is heard this weekend as we hunt for a big day of wins at home!

HAROLD MATTHEWS
1 James Tautaiolefua
2 Billy Omerod
3 Sam Rembridge
4 Nathan Patolo
5 Maurice Faaae
6 Gus Garzaniti
7 Ailand Davis-Pihema
8 Hyrum William-Pulotu
9 Christian Urso
10 Lachlan Russell
11 Lucas Castle
12 Henry Lealuga-Puhotau
13 Alex Potifara
14 Rimo Inu
15 Zane Rifai
16 Bob Faamita
18 Jack Highgate
19 Roy Saatchi Brown
20 Denzel Tavui
22 Ryan Wessel
COACH: Anthony Moore

SG BALL
1 Jamen Johnson
2 Joseph Faalavaau
3 Toa Mata’afa
4 Harrison Coskerie
5 Jye Brooker
6 Hosea Leuea
7 Netane Masima
8 Taniela Paseka
9 Ryan Leet
10 Evander Titie-Anetelea
11 PJ Leifi
12 Ray Stone
13 Elijah Mannah
14 Jake Scott
15 Hans Ta’ala
16 Cody Benson
17 Tala Mauigoa
18 Lenny Suani
19 Julius Taavao
21 Liam Cassidy
COACH: Josh White

SYDNEY SHIELD
1 Falcon Peni
2 Te Kapua Murray
3 Nathan Hourigan
18 Jamian Iroa
5 Apaola Tea Lama
6 Damien Doan
25 George Azzi
15 Jacob Esau
9 Tom Harris
10 Ben Mitchell
11 Kurt Atkinson
12 Ronnie Palumbo
13 Hayden Johnston
14 Jack Wheelhouse
17 Daniel Bell
20 Tunui Maurangi
21 Rhys Tucker
23 Esan Marsters
COACH: Daniel Bradshaw

RON MASSEY CUP
1 Shannon Gallant
2 Tyson Tietie
3 Limoni Kamuta
4 James Goring
5 Kenny Niko
6 Blake Lazarus
7 Wayde Dunley
8 Jim Laulilii
9 Cheyne Pike
10 Marcel Owen
11 David Harris
12 Tom Morrison
13 Chad McGill
16 Jacob Nansen
17 Dane Coskerie
18 Peter Nay
20 Dwayne Lemafa
COACH: Nathan Waters

Monday, March 30, 2015

New Merchandise For Sale

We have unearthed some more magnificent memorabilia for you to purchase!

2008 Wests Tigers Centenary Jersey



 Framed & Signed jersey by all players and coach of the Wests Tigers in the Centenary year of Rugby League.
Playing squad 2008: Beau Ryan, Ben Te'o, Benji Marshall, Bronson Harrison, Bryce Gibbs, Chris Heighnington, Brett Hodgson, Chris Lawrence, Corey Payne, Danny Galea, Dean Collis, Dene Halatau, John Morris, Keith Galloway, Liam Fulton, Nick Youngquest, Matthew Head, Robbie Farah, Rocky Trimarchi, Ryan O'Hara, Taniela Tuiaki, Shannon McDonnell, Tevita Metuisela, Tim Moltzen, Todd Payten. COACH - TIM SHEENS

To make a bid, click here.


Champions Of The League - Centenary Collection


A unique piece demonstrating each Premiership winning team Jersey from 1908. With official scores from each Grand Final contested, this would is a great addition to your Rugby League memorabilia and an ongoing symbol of the first 100 Premiership winners.

To make a bid, click here.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Annual Report

The Western Suburbs District Football Club AGM is to be held tomorrow at 10am at Wests Leagues Club Ashfield.

For those unable to attend, a copy of the Annual Report can be downloaded here.

We would like to thank Campbelltown City Council Stadium Co Ordinator Ms Sally Pratt, who was presented with a framed 50th anniversary T Shirt by Stephen Reeves, as a token of appreciation for Council's ongoing support of Wests Magpies.


Thursday, March 26, 2015

Team Lists: Round 7 Junior Reps, Round 3 Sydney Shield

The finals race is hotting up in the junior rep competitions, and our SG Ball team is hanging tough, looking to break back into the top eight this weekend, while our Harold Matthews boys are looking to consolidate a top four position. This week, they face the competition leaders (Yes, both grades) in the Balmain Tigers at Leichhardt Oval. The Matts will get underway at 11:30am with the SG Ball kicking off at 1pm. On Sunday, your Sydney Shield team will travel into Silvertail territory to face the Belrose Eagles at Lionel Watts Reserve, Belrose, kick off at 3pm. Your RMC boys have the bye, which will give a great opportunity for our goalkicking fullback extraordinaire, Shannon Gallant, to give some coaching to the next generation of Magpie talent, who seemed like they wanted in last weekend!

HAROLD MATTHEWS
1 James Tautaiolefua
2 Billy Omerod
3 Sam Rembridge
4 Nathan Patolo
5 Maurice Faaae
6 Gus Garzaniti
7 Ailand Davis-Pihema
8 Hyrum William-Pulotu
9 Rua Ngati
10 Lachlan Russell
11 Alex Potifara
12 Henry Lealuga-Puhotau
13 Roy Satchi-Brown
14 Christian Urso
15 Zane Rifai
16 Lucas Castle
17 Jonathan Talamaivao
18 Rimo Inu
19 Bob Faamita
20 Denzel Tavui
COACH Anthony Moore

SG BALL
1 Jamen Johnson
2 Joseph Faalavaau
3 Toa Mata’afa
4 Harrison Coskerie
5 Jye Brooker
6 Hosea Leuea
7 Netane Masima
8 Taniela Paseka
9 Ryan Leet
10 Evander Titie-Anetelea
11 PJ Leifi
12 Ray Stone
13 Elijah Mannah
14 Jake Scott
15 Hans Ta’ala
16 Cody Benson
17 Tala Mauigoa
18 Lenny Suani
19 Julius Taavao
21 Liam Cassidy
COACH Josh White

SYDNEY SHIELD
1 Mason Cerruto
2 Jamian Iroa
3 Te Kapua Murray
4 Nathan Hourigan
5 Apaolo Tea Lama
6 Jacob Follent
7 Blake Lazarus
8 Dane Coskerie
9 Peter Nay
10 Jake Davidson
11 Kurt Atkinson
12 Ronny Palumbo
13 Hayden Johnson
15 Tunui Maurangi
16 Ben Mitchell
22 Daniel Bell
25 Jacob Nansen
COACH Daniel Beardshaw

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Round 6 Junior Rep Match Reports

H.M. Rd 6 Wests v Western Sydney Academy - Saturday 21 March 2015 Blacktown Patrician Brothers College 

Our Harold Matthews boys backed up with another strong performance against Western Sydney Academy prevailing 40-12. The Magpies started slowly and

after just 2 minutes of play the Academy side got first points courtesy of a well-placed cross field kick. Down early on the scoreboard the Magpies Gus Garzaniti found

some pin point accuracy of his own with a neat grubber kick through for Billy Omerod who managed to get his fingertips to the ball centimetres from the dead ball line. The

kick was pushed wide and the Magpies trailed 6-4. The match turned into a bit of an arm wrestle as both sides payed respect to the wet conditions, that was until in form

Magpies halfback Ailand Pihema produced a brilliant left foot step to slice through the defence and find James Tautaiolefua screaming up on his outside to cross the line.

James unable to convert his own try hitting the upright with his conversion attempt.

Full of running, the Magpies marched up field and forced a repeat set through another well placed kick from Gus Garzaniti. Only a few tackles on and Alex

Potifara was able to crash over the Academy try line with a well-timed run. Gus Garzaniti took over the kicking duties and extended the Magpies lead to 14-6. With not

long remaining in the first half, man of the moment Gus Garzaniti swooped on a Western Sydney drop ball to race 35 meters to the try line. Garzaniti converting his own

try pushed the Magpies out to a 20-6 lead.  With only minutes left on the clock, the Magpies turned over possession and allowed the Western Sydney side to secure a late

try courtesy of another well placed kick. The half time score ending 20-12 in the Magpies favour. The Magpies only took five minutes to register points in the second half

with a slick inside ball from Ailand Pihema allowing big Denzel Tavui to crash over. Gus Garzaniti again providing the extras. With the Magpies leading 26-6, errors started

to creep into both sides. That was until a sweeping backline movement set the platform for Magpies winger Billy Omerod to show good speed and strength to beat his

opposite man and touch down in the corner for his second of the morning. Garzaniti pushed his attempt at goal wide leaving the Magpies with a healthy lead of 30-6 with

less than 10 minutes remaining. With the match now out of reach for the Western Sydney side, the Magpies demonstrated a relentless attitude and were rewarded with

two late tries to Hyrum William-Polotu and Zane Rifai. The final score, Magpies 40 Western Sydney Academy 12.

WESTERN SUBURBS 40 (Tries: Billy Omerod 2, Hyrum William-Pulotu, James Tautailalefua, Alex Potifara, Zain Rafia, Denzel Tavui, Gus Garzaniti;

Goals: Garzaniti 3, Tautailalefua) defeated WSA 12 (Tries; Brook Real, Stanley Malae, Goals: Kyle Bent 2)

Halftime: Wests - 20 WSA - 12    Fulltime: Wests - 40 WSA - 12



S.G. Ball Rd 6 Wests v Western Sydney Academy - Saturday 21 March 2015 at Blacktown Patrician Brothers College

With plenty on the line for both sides in the SG Ball contest, it was the Western Sydney Academy side that dug deep to come out on top beating the Magpies

25-18 in ordinary conditions. In what was a scrappy start to the game the Magpies registered first points through a strong courtesy of Toa Mata’afa. Hosea Leuea

successful with his conversion attempt to put the Magpies ahead 6-0 after 5 minutes. Only a few minutes later the Magpies were able to go back to back after the Western

Sydney side were unable to cleanly get hold of a well placed grubber kick, Ray Stone on the spot to pick up the spilt lollies and plant the ball down under the posts. Leuea

made no mistake with the conversion pushing the magpies out to a 12-0 lead. A string of errors from the Magpies opened the door for their opposition and they took their

opportunity with both hands crashing over near the posts to claw back the margin to just 6 points half way through the first half. Unfortunately the errors continued from

the Magpies and some hard and direct running from the big Western Sydney pack allowed them to lock the scores up 6 minutes from the break. The Western Sydney side

applied plenty of pressure in the final 5 minutes and after finding no way through the Magpies defence they were happy to settle for a field goal to give them a slight edge

going into the break. Half time score Wests 12 Western Sydney 13.

The Western Sydney side started where they left off and only took 3 minutes to register their first points of the second half. Again some simple hard and direct

running proving to be too much to handle for some mediocre Magpies defence. The conversion attempt a simple one and the Academy side extending their lead to 7

points. The Magpies were able to keep themselves in the contest via a strong charge from Prop Taniela Paseka who grounded the ball next to the upright. Leuea making

no mistake with the conversion and making it a 1 point ball game. Unfortunately for the Magpies the trend continued with a number of unforced errors inviting their

opposition down field and with 15 minutes remaining the Western Sydney side were able to score the simplest of tries from dummy half. Faultless with their attempts at

goal all morning, the Academy side edged to a 25-18 lead. The final 10 minutes of play turned into a scrappy affair which saw Western Sydney produce some desperate

defence to stay on top at the final whistle. Final Score Wests 18 Western Sydney 25

WESTERN SUBURBS 18 (Tries: Toa Mata’Afa, Ray Stone, Taniela Paseka, Goals: Hosea Leuea 3) lost to WSA 25 (Tries: Samson Kerr 2, Ellie El-Zakherm,

Mitchell Butfield, Goals: Jonah Metuangaro 4, Field Goal: Adam Campbell)

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Match Reports Round Two Sydney Shield and Ron Massey Cup

SYD SHIELD

Hills District made it two from two for both themselves and Wests in winning 48-24 last Saturday at Campbelltown.

Hills District took less tha two minutes to register first points, James Boustani slipping a short ball to Diamond Charlie, who had too much momentum for a desperate Mason Cerruto, for a 6-0 lead courtesy of James Boustani's conversion.

Hills struck again on ten minutes, James Boustani grubbering pack to the posts and catching Wests off guard, Daniel Mahoney touching down and extending the lead to 12-0.

Things were looking grim once again for Wests, Scott Hiogan crossing after being put through a hole a mile wide and, after James Boustani's conversion, Hills were out to 18-0 after 15 minutes.

Wests registered their first points after 21 minutes, a grubber in behind the Hills line grounded inches inside the dead ball by Mason Cerruto. Blake Lazarus nailed the kick from close range, reducing Hills' lead to 12.

Wests kept probing and found more success in behind Hills' line, Blake Lazarus beating a rush to touch down and, after converting his own try, Wests were back to within six points with eight until the interval.

Wests' momentum was quickly snuffed out, Scott Hogan bursting through a whole and going around Mason Cerruto to go 50 metres and put Hills back out by 22-12.

Wests had the last say in the first stanza, though, an offload finding Mason Cerruto, who created a hole from nothing to scoot 30 metres and score under the posts to put Wests within four points at halftime, Lazarus successful with the kick.

Hills were first to register points after halftime, Edric Holmes showing too much speed for his opponents in going around and over the line. WIth a successful conversion in front by James Boustani, Hills had their ten point lead back four minutes into the second half.

Wests were struggling under a mounting penalty count against them, and Scott Hogan took advantage of a tiring defence to claim his third by twisting his way over the line for a 32-18 lead.

Wests could do nothing about the next Hills try, from the following set, as a horror bounce left Mason Cerruto stranded, James Boustani backing up on the inside for a Scott Hogan offload. Boustani converted his own try and, with 26 minutes remaining, the Bulls were charging away at 38-18.

Wests were battling a tidal wave of possession but found a whole in some gap-riddled Hills defence, Ben Mitchell crossing to make the score 38-24 with ten minutes to play.

Wests were determined to force an error, but the aggression in defence led to a lack of focus, James Boustani chipping and regathering before putting Bevan De Vries away and Hills ahead 44-24.

Hills finished off the scoring, Ashley Johnson crossing out wide for a 48-24 win.


HILLS DISTRICT 48 (Scott Hogan 3, Diamond Charlie, Daniel Mahoney, Edric Holmes, James Boustani, Bevan De Vries, Ashley Johnson tries; James Boustani 6 from 9) defeated WESTERN SUBURBS 24 (Mason Cerruto 2, Blake Lazarus, Ben Mitchell tries; Blake Lazarus 4 from 4)

Penalties: Wests 4 Hills 10

Halftime: Wests 18 Hills 22


WESTERN SUBURBS

25 Mason Cerruto       
2 Simon Simona        
3 Phillip Brombal        
21 Nathan Houigan        
5 Apaolo Tea Lama
14 Jacob Folent           
7 Blake Lazarus
20 Tunui Maurangi
9 George Azzi
10 Jake Davidson
17 Kurt Atkinson
12 Ronny Palumbo
23 Daniel Bell

15 Dane Coskerie
16 Ben Mitchell
18 Peter Nay
19 Rhys Tucker



HILLS DISTRICT

1 Scott Hogan            
2 Ashley Johnson       
22 Edric Holmes       
4 Bevan De Vries        
23 Anthony Overton
6 Sean Mcguinnes        
7 James Boustani
8 Mick Hawkings
9 Daniel Mahoney
24 Diamond Charlie
11 David Baumann
12 Jake Lewis
13 Jake Carlaw

15 Adam Spicer
17 Chris Alavanos
19 Jordan Tongahai
25 Lupai Eni



RMC

It wasn't a memorable one, but Wests coach Nathan Waters secured his first victory in the ROn Massey Cup with a 24-14 defeat of Concord-Burwood.

Wests registered first points after 11 minutes, Dwayne Lemafa bustling all the way to the line from 15 metres out. Shannon Gallant converted for a 6-0 lead.

Ajay Vaivaka struck back for Concord after 17 minutes, burrowing over from dummy half after a repeat set. Kane Gillies locked it up at six with the conversion.

Concord hit the lead on 28 minutes, Tori Tuiletufuga stepping inside the cover defence to slam the ball down theatrically for a 10-6 lead, Gillies' kick away to the right.

The second half began with fireworks, Tom Morrison and Jordan Abouhaidar both sent to the sin bin after Morrison unloaded with several right hands.

Once play had settled down, Concord began to apply consistent pressure, and this pressure came up with points as Alofi Mataele strolled over in the corner off a long floating ball from Alex Zarounas for a 14-6 lead, Gillies hooking the conversion attempt wide.

Wests found a way to break out of the grind with a booming 40-20 from Veiru Mapesone and, from the ensuing set, Sama Sauvao stormed over from a wonderful ball, slightly held up, from Wayde Dunley. Gallant was successful with the conversion, ensuring a grandstand finish at 14-12 with 14 minutes remaining.

Wests struck again quickly, taking the lead off a seemingly innocuous kick from David Harris. Fortunately for Wests, Sam Latu spilt the ball, Harris on hand to clean up for a try and, after Gallant's kick, an 18-14 lead.

Concord went probing for an equalizer, but instead Wests sealed the match as Concord sought to jam in, spreading it right for John Sila, who stood Sam Latu up magnificently before coming around under the posts for Gallant to convert and secure a 24-14 victory.


WESTERN SUBURBS 24 (Dwayne Lemafa, Sama Sauvao, David Harris, John Sila tries; Shannon Gallant 4 from 4) defeated CONCORD-BURWOOD 14 (Ajay Vaivaka, Tori Tuiletufuga, Alofi Mataele  tries; Kane Gillies 1 from 3)

Penalties: Wests 9 Concord 9

Halftime: Wests 6 Concord 10


WESTERN SUBURBS

1 Shannon Gallant    
15 John Sila
3 Limoni Kamuta        
4 James Goring        
5 Kenny Niko
6 Vieru Mapasone        
7 Wayde Dunley
8 Chad Mcgill
9 Cheyne Pike
20 Dwyne Lemafa   
11 Sama Sauvao   
12 Tom Morrison
13 David Harris

2 Tyson Tie Tie
16 Marcel Owen
17 Jim Laulili
22 Jacob Nansen



CONCORD-BURWOOD

1 Sam Latu            
2 Alofi Mataele        
3 Junior Pettyborne        
4 Kane Gillies            
5 Mitch Stevens
6 Matt Mulcahy        
7 Alex Zarounas
8 Soni Paasi
9 Ajay Vaivaka
10 Inoke Vunipola
11 Tori Tuiletufuga
12 Joe Flint
13 Daniel Fepuleai

15 Mitch Devine
18 Jordan Abouhaidar
19 Evan Lee
25 Jackson Garlick

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Team Lists: Round 6 Junior Reps, Round 2 RMC/Sydney Shield

his weekend your junior Magpies will face the Western Sydney Academy in a match which could determine the possibility of a top four finish in the Harold Matts, and any finals footy at all for our SG Ball boys. Kick off for the Harold Matts is at 9:30am and the Ball will start at 11am, with both games being played at patrician Brothers College Blacktown, located at 100 Flushcombe Road.
Meanwhile, at Campbelltown, your senior Magpies will be looking to atone for a couple of rusty performances in round one. At 1:30pm, our Sydney Shield guys will face off against the Hills District Bulls and at 3pm, Concord-Burwood will shape up against our Ron Massey Cup team. There's time to get to both grounds Magpie fans, so let's hear you loud and proud this weekend!


HAROLD MATTHEWS
1 James Tautailalefua
2 Billy Omerod
3 Sam Rembridge
4 Nathan Patolo
5 Maurice Faaae
6 Gus Garzaniti
7 Ailand Davis-Pihema
8 Hyrum William-Pulotu
9 Rimo Inu
10 Lachlan Russell
11 Alex Potifara
12 Ben Seufale
13 Roy Satchi-Brown
14 Christian Urso
15 Henry Lealuga-Puhotau
16 Lucas Castle
17 Jonathan Talamaivao
20 Denzel Tavui
COACH Anthony Moore


SG BALL
1 Jamen Johnson
2 Joseph Faalavaau
3 Toa Mata’afa
4 Harrison Coskerie
5 Jye Brooker
6 Hosea Leuea
7 Netane Masima
8 Taniela Paseka
9 Ryan Leet
10 Evander Titie-Anetelea
11 PJ Leifi
12 Ray Stone
13 Elijah Mannah
14 Jake Scott
16 Cody Benson
17 Tala Mauigoa
18 Lenny Suani
19 Julius Taavao
COACH Josh White


SYDNEY SHIELD
1 Sione Alofi
2 Simon Simona
3 Phillip Brombal
4 Nathan Houigan
5 Apaolo Tea Lama
6 Damian Doan
7 Blake Lazarus
8 Tunui Maurangi
9 George Azzi
10 Jake Davidson
11 Jim Laulilii
12 Ronny Palumbo
13 Hayden Johnston
15 Dane Coskerie
16 Ben Mitchell
19 Rhys Tucker
22 Daniel Bell
COACH Daniel Beardshaw


RON MASSEY CUP
1 Shannon Gallant
2 Tyson Tie Tie
3 Limoni Kamuta
4 James Goring
5 Kenny Niko
6 Vieru Mapasone
7 Wayde Dunley
8 Chad McGill
9 Cheyne Pike
10 Ben Stevens
11 Sama Sauvao
12 Tom Morrison
13 David Harris
14 Jacob Folent
16 Marcel Owen
20 Dwayne Lemafa
22 Jacob Nansen
COACH Nathan Waters

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Wests Tigers vs Dragons at Campbelltown

Wests Tigers will look to make it back-to-back wins to start the year when they take on the St. George-Illawarra Dragons on Monday night football.

Jason Taylor’s side irked out a tough 19-18 win over the Gold Coast Titans to kick start the year at Cbus Super Stadium, and will return to Campbelltown Sports Stadium for their first home game of 2015 desperate to open the year with two wins — a feat not achieved by the Club since the start of the 2008 season and only twice since 2000.

Their opponents will be the Benji Marshall led-Dragons — a team coming off a tough 12-4 loss to the Melbourne Storm last week and now without two of their key representative personnel in fullback Josh Dugan and forward Ben Creagh. Yet with Marshall, who returns to the ground where he made his debut for the first time since leaving Wests Tigers, and Gareth Widdop in the halves, Paul McGregor’s side are certainly still capable of causing some problems.

Read more here...

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Match Reports Round Five Junior Reps/Round One Sydney Shield and Ron Massey Cup

MATTS

They may have taken their foot off the pedal in the second half, but Wests were still dominant in a 52-4 smashing of SWSAS in the Harold Matthews last weekend at Camden.

Wests had all the running early and crossed after three minutes, Hyrum William-Polutu going through some soft defence to register a 4-0 lead, James Tautailalefua missing the kick.

Wests were made it ten in ten minutes, Rua Ngati burrowing over from close range after a strong run from Hyrum William-Polutu, James Tautailalefua on target at the secone attempt.

The Magpies were quickly in again, A wide kick marked by Billy Omerod, who stepped inside a desperate defence to touch down for a 14-0 lead after 15 minutes, the kick sailing wide.

It was quickly becoming a training run for the black and whites, Rua Ngati going again from dummy half for his second, although he needed a great deal of strength to force his way through four defenders. James Tautailalefua nailed the kick, and Wests led 20-0 after 20 minutes.

Te Academy's defence was falling to pieces, and Denzel Tavui did it easy to stroll through for Wests and, with James Tauatilalefua on target, a 26-0 lead for the black and whites five minutes before the break.

Wests weren't done, though, and after an injury delay, the Academy opened up for Gus Garzaniti after a dummy half run, James Tautailalefua sending Wests to halftime ahead 32-0.

Wests took just four minutes  to score first points of the second half, Ailand Davis-Pihema stepping inside the cover after a left swing and a 36-0 lead after James Tautailalefua swung the kick away.

The Academy finally found their way through, a kick from Etuale Toa rebounding fortuitously for Shondre Lee-Silva to score. Rodney Small hit the upright, the Academy unable to reduce the 36-4 margin with 18 minutes to play.

Wests were struggling for a penalty but not for tries, James Tautailalefua showing blistering speed to go 70 metres on a left shift before converting his own try for a 42-4 Magpie lead with 13 minutes to play.

Wests started to grind through the last ten minutes but still found a way to the line, Denzel Tavui pushing through some soft defence for a 46-4 advantage.

Wests signed off in style, Nathan Patolo slicing through the SWSAS defence to go 60 metres and breaking the half century in the process, Gus Garzaniti's kick seeing Wests run out 52-4 victors.


WESTERN SUBURBS 52 (Rua Ngati 2, Denzel Tavui 2, Hyrum William-Polutu, Billy Omerod, Gus Garzaniti, Ailand Davis-Pihema, James Tautailalefua, Nathan Patolo tries; James Tautailalefua 5 from 9, Gus Garzaniti 1 from 1) defeated SWSAS 4 (Shondre Lee-Silva tries; Rodney Small 0 from 1)

Penalties: Wests 2 SWSAS 9

Halftime: Wests 32 SWSAS 0


WESTERN SUBURBS

1 JAMES TAUTAILALEFUA
2 BILLY OMEROD
3 MAURICE FAAAE
4 NATHAN PATOLO
5 DIAMOND CHONG NEE
14 GUS GARZANITI
7 AILAND DAVIS-PIHEMA
23 HYRUM WILLIAM-POLUTU
9 RUA NGATI
10 LACHLAN RUSSELL
11 ALEX POTIFARA
12 SAM REMBRIDGE
13 ROY SATCHI-BROWN

6 CHRISTIAN URSO
8 DENZEL TAVUI
16 LUCAS CASTLE
17 JONATHAN TALAMAIVAO



SWSAS

1 MICHAEL PITA
2 ELIJAH PEACOCK
3 SHONDRE LEE-SILVA
14 KOBE CHAMBERLAIN
15 KY SMITH
6 RYAN DELPONTE
7 ETUATE TOA
8 LJ WRIGHT
9 ETHAN MCPHERSON
10 LEKENDRICK MASOE
11 MIRACLE LEMALU
12 JAY MITCHELL
13 RODNEY SMALL (C)

16 FELIX SMITH
18 SHAUN SAUNI-ESAU
19 BRYCE RITCHIE-MANNS
23 CAMERON OITMANN




SG BALL

Wests prevailed 40-10 over the West Coast last weekend in an SG Ball clash that never reached any great heights.

Wests looked dangerous early, but opened the scoring off a lucky break, a grubber kick dropped seeing Harrison Coskerie getting through. Hosea Leuea was on target with the kick, Wests ahead 6-0 after just five minutes.

Wests immediately added to their advtantage, Netane Masima doing wonderfully to touch down off a grubber inside the dead ball line and a 12-0 lead courtesy of Hosea Leuea's conversion.

The Coast showed some promising signs down their right side and capitalised halfway through the first half, Siailoa Faafua slicing through the Magpies defence to touch, down halving the deficit with Ryan Crocker's outstanding sideline conversion.

Wests struck back by shutting down a promising raid, Joseph Faalavaau picking off the pass and going 80 metres to score for an 18-6 lead after Leuea's conversion.

Wests were focussing on the ruck for their dominance, PJ Leifi bustling 20 metres through tackle after tackle to score and extending the Magpies' advantage to 24-6 with Hosea Leuea adding the extras, the typing of your reporter getting under the skin of Magpies coach Josh White as much as he did in the 90s with opposition players!

The second half got off to a swimming start, Taniela Paseka touching down after two minutes from a Toa Mataafa break. With Hosea Leuea online, Wests jumped away to a 30-6 lead.

Wests started to play some average football, but found space down the right through Jye Brooker, who sent a bullet back inside for Toa Mataafa to score under the posts and, thanks to Hosea Leuea, extend the lead to 36-6 with 20 minutes remaining.

Wests were unable to hold the ball or maintain their discipline, allowing the Pirates to set up a right side raid with six minutes remaining, Juna Chase on the end of the sweep. Ryan Crocker was unable to convert, the Magpies ahead 36-10.

Wests weren't done though, aan overlap on the left flank seeing Joseph Faalavaau going over in the corner. Hosea Leuea was unsuccessful with the conversion, the Magpies prevailing 40-10.


WESTERN SUBURBS 40 (Joseph Faalavaau 2, Harrison Coskerie, Netane Masima, PJ Leifi, Taniela Paseka, Toa Mataafa tries; Hosea Leuea 6 from 7) defeated WEST COAST 10 (Siailoa Faafua, Juna Chase tries; Ryan Crocker 1 from 2)

Penalties: Wests 4 West Coast 10

Halftime: Wests 24 West Coast 6


WESTERN SUBURBS

1 JAMEN JOHNSON
2 JOSEPH FAALAVAAU
3 TOA MATA’AFA
4 HARRISON COSKERIE
5 JYE BROOKER
6 HOSEA LEUEA
7 NETANE MASIMA
8 TANIELA PASEKA
14 JAKE SCOTT
10 EVANDER TITIE-ANETELEA
11 TOM ANGEL
12 PJ LEIFI
13 ELIJAH MANNAH

9 RYAN LEET
15 LENNY SUANI
16 JULIUS TAAVAO
17 TALA MAUIGOA

WEST COAST

1 KAINOA GUDGEON
21 JUNA CHASE
3 SIAILOA FAAFUA
4 SAM HUTCHESON
5 CORBAN DANIELS
6 SONNY KERR
7 JAKE GLEESON
8 ED KATU
9 JAMIE CROCKER
10 TROY HETA - CLARKE
11 LIAM DONELLY
12 JARED SPENCER
13 PAYDEN PORTER

14 ZAC WOOD
16 ETHAN WILLIAMS
17 ALEC CAMPBELL
20 WICUS BOSHOF


SYDNEY SHIELD

Western Suburbs started the Sydney Shield season with a very disappointing performance in going 64-4 to a rampant Cabramatta at Kirkham Park.

Two Blues centre Luke Simpson had a field day, claiming a hat trick of tries and slotting four goals for a personal tally of 20 points.

Simpson started the carnage in the eighth minute, picking off a Magpie pass and racing 80 metres to touch down under the posts, converting his own try for an early 6-0 advantage.

Caine Henry notched one off the restart and Cabramatta quickly got out to a 10-0 lead before Wests' defence showed some Magpie muscle.

The muscle only lasted fourteen minutes, though, Winston Asotasi crossing out wide before Sam Tawamacala scored again from the restart, blowing the Two Blues out to a 22-0 advantage before Caine Henry added another to send Cabra to the sheds with a 26-0 lead.

Wests needed to be first to score after the break, but Cabra registered first points through Tifa Iuta five minutes into the second stanza for a 32-0 lead, Luke Simpson converting from adjacent to the uprights.

Simpson was on the scoresheet again after some slick passing through the middle for a 36-0 advantage with half an hour remaining.

Ricky Piggott found the line for Cabramatta after the Two Blues ran it on the last before Western Suburbs finally found their way over the line, George Azzi burrowing over from dummy half.

Piggott was in the action again for Cabramatta shoetly after Wests' only try, producing a delightful chip and regather which summed up just how much Cabramatta had the ball on a string throughout the match.

Cabra's last three tries were shared amongst Luke Simpson, who terrorised the Magpies' left hand defence, Jeremy Safi and Sam Tawamacala, the Two Blues finishing with twelve tries in a performance which will have other Sydney Shield teams quaking at facing the Two Blues, while Wests boss Daniel Beardshaw will have plenty of work to do with his charges.




RMC

Wests opened their account with a disappointing 44-22 loss against Cabramatta at Kirkham Oval in the Ron Massey Cup last Saturday.

Cabramatta opened the scoring on 12 minutes, Jack Nobel spinning through some strong tackles and showing immense power to touch down for a 6-0 lead with Grayson Goodwin converting the try.

Cabra repeated the dose from the restart after setting up off a long break, Mitchell Simpson powering over. Goodwin added the extras, Cabramatta ahead 12-0 after 17 minutes.

Both sides were fighting hard through the middle, but it was Wests who needed to score next and they did so, Dwayne Lemafa fighting his way over the line when he had no right to do so. Shannon Gallant split the uprights, and Wests halved the margin eight minutes before the interval.

With one try quickly came a second for Wests, Shannon Gallant bursting through off an inside ball from Wayde Dunley to go over without a Cabramatta defender in sight save for the fullback. Gallant converted his own try for good measure, locking the scores at 12.

Vieru Mapesone spilt the restart, though, and from the scrum, a left swing saw Cameron Eyles take advatnage of the overlap to scoot over in the corner. Goodwin failed to convert, Cabramatta going to the sheds ahead 16-12.

Cabramatta opened the scoring after the break, Adrian Haangana being sent straight up the middle of the ruck after the Magpie markers had split. The try, plus Goodwin's kick, took the Cabramatta lead to 22-12 after 54 minutes.

Wests were looking likely to respond just three minutes later, but a wayward kick found Grayson Goodwin, who shrugged off the tackle and went 90 metres to score, Shannon Gallant up in the chasing line. Goodwin was unsuccessful with the conversion.

Wests were falling away in defence, Saxon Gray breaking through the line before sending Jake Jackson on his way, Cabramatta breaking away to lead 32-12.

The floodgates were open, the Two Blues going through the middle from the restart, Josh Davis backing up to cross under the posts.

Wests were only going to find the Cabramatta line with a kick, and that's exactly what happened, Wayde Dunley hoisting a kick wide which was batted back twice, Phillip Brombal ending up with the scraps to go over for the home side. Shannon Gallant was unable to convert from out wide, Cabramatta maintaining a 38-16 advantage with seven minutes to play.

Wests came home with a wet sail, Sama Sauvao touching down from a neat Vieru Mapesone grubber kick and, with Shannon Gallant on song, the Magpies got back to 38-22.

Cabramatta finished off the scoring, though, Max Nappa scoring a soft try through some brittle Magpie defence. Corey Brown slotted the kick, Cabramatta going home with the win by 44-22.


CABRAMATTA 44 (Jack Nobel, MItchell Simpson, Cameron Eyles, Adrian Haangana, Grayson Goodwin, Jake Jackson, Josh Davis, Max Nappa tries; Grayson Goodwin 5 from 7, Corey Brown 1 from 1) defeated WESTERN SUBURBS 22 (Dwayne Lemafa, Shannon Gallant, Phillip Brombal, Sama Sauvao tries; Shannon Gallant 3 from 4)


Penalties: Wests 6 Cabra 8

Halftime: Wests 12 Cabra 16


WESTERN SUBURBS

1 SHANNON GALLANT
18 JOHN TOHI
2 JAMES GORING
4 PHILIP BROMBAL
5 KENNY NIKO
6 VIERU MAPASONE
7 WAYDE DUNLEY
8 CHAD MCGILL
9 CHEYNE PIKE
10 BEN STEVENS
11 SAMA SAUVAO
12 TOM MORRISON
13 DAVID HARRIS

15 JACOB FOLENT
16 MARCEL OWEN
20 DWAYNE LEMAFA
22 JACOB NANSEN



CABRAMATTA

1 DANIEL ABOU SLEIMAN
2 LUKE LAVANDER
3 JOSH DAVIS
19 COREY BROWN
5 CAMERON EYLES
6 GRAYSON GOODWIN
7 SAXSON GRAY
8 MITCHELL SIMPSON
20 JORDON GALLOWAY
21 JACK NOBEL
11 ADRAIN HAAGANA
12 MORRIS HIGHAN
13 DOMANIKI SUA

10 MAX NAPPA
14 JAKE JACKSON
15 TAREK ELMASRI
17 MALAKI HOUMA