Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Sponsorship Network

A few of our valued 2015 sponsors  Allied Express, Dr Arash Nabavi, Thoroughbred Carpentry, Connor & Solomon Architects would like a minute of your time. Please support those that support your mighty Western Suburbs Magpies!


“Allied Express is the largest, independently owned courier and express freight company in Australia with offices in all major mainland capitals. Our fleet of over 1000 vehicles covers the entire country with a comprehensive range of fast, efficient express freight transport services ranging from the inner city bicycles to line-haul vehicles.

In fact, as long as there's a road to it, there isn't a place in this country to which we can't deliver, or from where we can't pick-up. But, like many successful companies, it's what we do beyond the courier service we advertise that sets us apart and defines us.

More than the obvious ability to move freight from one point to another, you need a courier transport partner that operates in step with your industry and can respond to its changing needs. One that mirrors your service ethic, your delivery regime and your sense of commitment to your clients. In practical terms, a courier company that thinks the way you do.

Allied operates as just such a partner. Whichever of Allied's courier or express freight services you employ our attitude remains unchanged your customers become our customers; your commitment becomes our commitment and your reputation as a consistently reliable supplier rides safely with us.
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Dr Arash Nabavi – Orthopaedic Specialist Surgeon http://www.drarashnabavi.com.au/ or http://www.myhipsurgery.com.au/specialising in Knee, Hip & Shoulder Surgery.

Consultation Rooms are located at Chipping Norton & Camden. Surgery at Liverpool Day Surgery & Campbelltown Private Hospital

All appointments can be made on 9821 2599 Opt 3 Fax 9821 2596.

Practice Manager – Ms Carman Raco





“We are probably the only architects to sponsor rugby league. We design and document buildings from new houses and extensions to apartments, townhouses, factory units, commercial building, subdivisions and high performance centres for rugby league teams.”



 basically at Thoroughbred Carpentry & Building we do a lot of outdoor living areas , pool surrounds , decks , pergolas and all other aspects of carpentry including fixouts,renovations and extensions.
And to the MAIN part, Us at Thoroughbred Carpentry&Building are very proud to be a sponsor of the mighty Western Suburbs Magpies!!
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So for all your carpentry needs please contact Pete  on 0402 575 541 at Thoroughbred Carpentry&Building “

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Junior Reps Wrap Round Three

HAROLD MATTHEWS

Wests bravely went down in the Harold Matthews to Manly 26-14 at Brookvale last Saturday.

Manly were first on the board after seven minutes to lead 6-0, after capitalising on a repeat set, Jesse Allan strolling over on the left flank after a series of overlaps caught Wests tired, Cooper Johns raising the flags.

Manly added to their lead after 19 minutes, Manly again taking advantage of sustained pressure, Max Lehmann forcing his way over. Cooper Johns couldn't add to the score on this occasion, the Eagles up 10-0.

Wests registered their first points in response right on the interval, Denzel Tavui crashing through. James Tautailalefua was unable to convert, Manly taking a 10-4 lead to oranges.

It was just like the old days to start the second half, Manly taking advatage of some "generous" refereeing to get across the line, Livingstone Chee-Kam forcing his way through the black and white defence after 36 minutes, Cooper Johns hooking the kick wide to leave the score at 14-4.

The Fibros were quick to hit back, Rua Ngati burrowing over from dummy half after a Manly knock-on to reduce the deficit to 14-10 after James Tautailalefua split the uprights.

Manly hit straight back, Sam Verrills going over from dummy half after a dropped pass that incensed the black and white faith as the referee waved play on. Johns finally got his radar back on line, the Eagles ahead 20-10 with 14 minutes to go.

Manly quickly added to their tally, a neat offload allowing Sam Verrills to grab his second of the day alongside the posts for a 26-10 lead after Johns converted.

Wests refused to go away, Ben Seufale going over from dummy half after a strong charge from Rua Ngati. James Tautailalefua pushed the rushed kick wide, buit it was too little too late, Manly running out 26-14 winners.

 

MANLY 26 (Sam Verrills, Jesse Allan, Max Lehmann, Livingstone Chee-Kam tries; Cooper Johns 3 from 5) defeated WESTERN SUBURBS 14 (Denzel Tavui, Rua Ngati, Ben Seufale tries; James Tautailalefua 1 from 3)

Penalties: Manly 6 Wests 4

Halftime: Manly 10 Wests 4

 

 

WESTERN SUBURBS

 
1 JAMES TAUTAILALEFUA
2 BILLY OMEROD
3 SAM REMBRIDGE
4 NATHAN PATOLO
5 MAURICE FAAAE
6 GUS GARZANITI
7 AILAND DAVIS-PIHEMA
8 JONATHON TALAMAIVAO
9 RUA NGATI
10 LACHLAN RUSSELL
11 ALEX POTIFARA
16 LUCAS CASTLE
13 BEN SEUFALE
 

14 ROY SATCH-BROWN
15 ZANE RIFAI
17 HYRUM WILLIAM PULOTU
20 DENZEL TAVUI


MANLY

 
1 TAQUIN FAHEY
2 JESSE ALLAN
3 BEN LOFTHOUSE
4 MAX LEHMANN
5 JAYDEN BURGESS
6 COOPER JOHNS
7 TOM ROSEWARNE
8 JOSH FOSTER
9 SAM VERRILLS
10 LIVINGSTONE CHEE-KAM
15 BEN GLEESON
12 MAX BARRY
13 NICHOLAS BILSBOROUGH
 

14 FINN HEATH
17 KYE PICKERING
18 SATEKI LATU
25 BEN COLLINS


SG BALL

It was a tough day at the office for Wests' SG Ball side, as Manly piled on nine tries to run out 48-0 winners.

It took until halfway through the first half of an absorbing contest for first points to be registered, Jaiden Tarrant crashing over from close range for the home side, Bailey Shiach-Wise making it a 6-0 lead.

Manly doubled up from the restart, Bill Bainbridge backing up to score under the posts off a soft break. Shiach-Wise was on song from in front for a 12-0 Manly lead after 20 minutes.

Manly were turning it into a procession, a second man ball allowing Luke Polselli to stroll through over the line on the right side for a 16-0 lead, Shiach-Wise offline wth the kick.

Number four for Manly came to Ezera Chee-Kam, a glorious inside ball sending Polselli clear before a passing chain allowd Chee-Kam to touch down in the corner, Manly ahead 20-0 after the conversion attempt was pulled wide.

Wests' right side was crumbling, Brad Parker putting Ezera Chee-Kam away for his second and a 26-0 lead at halftime with the kick.

It took just fie minutes of the second half for Manly to break 30, Brad Parker crossing after the Magpie line got tangled up, Shiach-Wise extending the lead to 32-0.

Manly marched downfield from the kick-off and hoisted a bomb, Cody Abrahams on hand to clean up the spill and grab a try. Shiach-Wise was on target to put Manly up 38-0.

The home side broke 40 after 50 minutes, a grubber in behind the line pinballing around before Brad Parker claimed his second try and a 42-0 lead, Shiach-Wise unsiccessful with the conversion attempt.

It took a while, but Manly struck again with six minutes remaining, a booming 40-20 setting up some quality field position and Luke Polselli grabbing his second from a second man ball. Shiach-Wise slotted the two, the Eagles cruising to a 48-0 win.

 

MANLY 48 (Ezera Chee-Kam 2, Brad Parker 2, Luke Polselli 2, Jaiden Tarrant, Bill Bainbridge, Cody Abrahams tries; Bailey Shiach-Wise 5 from 8) defeated WESTERN SUBURBS 0

Penalties: Manly 6 Wests 5

Halftime: Manly 26 Wests 0

 

 

WESTERN SUBURBS
1 TOA MATA’AFA
2 JOSEPH FAALAVAAU
3 JEROME MAUFU
4 HARRISON COSKERIE
5 JYE BROOKER
6 DANIEL ROBERTS
7 HOSEA LEUEA
8 TANIELA PASEKA
9 RYAN LEET
10 LENNY SUANI
11 TOM ANGEL
12 RAY STONE
13 ELIJAH MANNAH
 

14 JAKE SCOTT
15 PJ LEIFI
18 EVANDER TITIE-ANETELEA
19 JULIUS TAAVAO


MANLY

 
1 LUKE POLSELLI
2 EZERA CHEE-KAM
3 BAILEY SHIACH-WISE
4 BRAD PARKER
5 HARLAN COLLINS
6 JACK JOHNS
7 CADE CUST
8 JAIDEN TARRANT
14 MANASE FAINU
10 FREDI SIONE
11 ELIA FAATUI
12 BILL BAINBRIDGE
13 JAKE MORRISON
 

15 JOSH MARTIN
16 CODY ABRAHAMS
17 BRYDON RAMIEN
22 HUTANA COFFIN

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Junior Reps Wrap Round Two

MATTS

Wests made it two from two to start 2015 as they downed the Central Coast 22-20 in a tough Harold Matthews contest at Campbelltown.

The visitors were the first on the board, a dubious penalty creating some field position for Sam Paul to utilise with an incisive run and, from the ensuing ruck, Tom Kati went over in the corner after a quick passing move. With Jake Slee’s boot off target, the Centurions were up 4-0 after 10 minutes.

Wests struck back after 18 minutes, a bustling run from Lucas Castle reaping dividends through the middle of the ruck, the Magpies up 6-4 courtesy of James Tautailofua’s conversion.

Wests’ lead lasted all of four minutes, however, as a handling error gave Central Coast possession 20 metres from the Magpie’s line, a neat wrap around involving
Chase Patridge seeing Harry Wilson touch down on the left wing. Jake Slee was far more accurate second time around, the Coast up 10-6 in sight of the interval.

Wests repeated their handling error and Central Coast repeated the left side try with four minutes until the break, Michael Kirwan going over on this occasion. Jake Slee could not add to the tally, the Coast going to the sheds ahead 14-6.

The second half began horribly for the Coast with the kick off going to ground and Wests took full advantage, Bob Faamita going over out wide, bringing the Magpies back to 14-10 as James Tautailofua was unsuccessful with the kick.

Wests sought to attack the Coast on the flanks and were successful through the centres, Saatchi Brown showing neat footwork to step over the line and, ten minutes into the second half, Wests led 16-14 courtesy of the conversion from James Tautailofua.

The Magpies were dominating second half proceedings, and Ailano Pihema cut the Coast defence to shreds to touch down with eight minutes remaining. James Tautailofua extended the lead 22-14 from ten metres in from touch, the Magpies looking good value for their second half effort.

The Coast would not go away, and they finished the scoring for the day, Sam Paul swooping on a loose ball to scoot 85 metres to touch down under the posts. Jake Slee converted, but it was to no avail, the siren sounding a mere 10 seconds later as Wests ran out victors 22-20.

WESTERN SUBURBS 22 (Lucas Castle, Bob Faamita, Saatchi Brown, Ailano Pihema tries: James Tautailofua 3 from 4) defeated CENTRAL COAST 20 (Tom Kati, Harry Wilson, Michael Kirwan, Sam Paul tries; Jake Slee 2 from 4)

Penalties: Wests 4 Central Coast 6

Halftime: Wests 6 Central Coast 14


Western Suburbs

1. James Tautailofua
2. Bob Faamita
3. Roy Saatchi Brown
4. Nathan Patolo
5. Diamond Chong-Nee
6. Gus Garzaniti
7. Ailano Pihema
8. Denzel Tavui
9. Christian Urso
10. Jonathon Talamaivao
11. Alex Potifara
12. Henry Lealuga-Puhotau
13. Ben Seulafe

14. Rimo Inu
15. Zane Rafai
16. Sam Rembridge
23. Lucas Castle


Central Coast

2. Blake Taafe
16. Tom Kati
3. Michael Kirwan
4. Jake Slee
5. Harry Wilson
19. Phoenix Crossland
7. Sam Paul
8. Ski Latavao
21. Kyle McLean
17. Peter Koszyk
11. Dustin Shaw
12. Elih Jackson
13. Luke Moore

6. Dave Booth
9. Chase Partridge
14. Michael Parfitt
24. Jye Montgomery




SG BALL

The Central Coast left it too late to mount a comeback as Wests prevailed 28-26 at Campbelltown in round two of the SG Ball competition.

Wests took little time to establish their forward dominance, PJ Leifi barging down through the Centurions line to score on four minuites and, with Daniel Roberts on song, the Magpies led 6-0.

Central Coast needed to go wide to make any impression and they did so, Kiah Cooper touching down on the left after going through a considerable hole, the gap remaining at two after Matt Downey pulled the kick across the uprights.

Central Coast struck next after some enterprising work on the last tackle saw the Centurions run rather than kick, Jake Hardman crawling over the line after being brought down but not held by the cover. Matt Downey slotted the extras on this occasion, the Centurions up 10-6 after 23 minutes.

Wests returned serve with eight minutes before halftime off the back of a delightful solo effort from Hosea Leuea, whose footwork was Thurston-esque in slicing through. Daniel Roberts converted for a 12-10 lead to the home side.

Wests struck quickly again as Jake Scott was given an offload and the Centurions defence parted like the red sea, Scott going over untouched and suddenly, with Daniel Roberts converting, Wests led 18-10.

It was turning into a carve-up as Wests posted their fourth, Hans Taala strolling through the Coast defence next to the posts. Daniel Roberts’ kick made it 24-10 at the break.

13 minutes had elapsed before the scorers were troubled, Lachlan Gallegos going over for the Coast from dummy half after a long break from Scott Drinkwater. Matt Downey’s kick went wide though, Wests maintaining their 24-14 advantage.

Wests got their break back, though, after 52 minutes, as Justice Utatao went over in the north-eastern corner after a sweeping right spread. Daniel Roberts was offline from the touchline, the Magpies leading 28-14.

The Coast weren’t letting the Magpies get away though, Scott Drinkwater showing a huge step to go over under the posts to reduce the gap to 28-20 after Matt Downey’s conversion with 12 minutes remaining.

Matt Downey made it a grandstand finish after he touched down under the posts and, converting his own try, reduced the margin to 28-26 with four minutes to play but the Magpies hung on for a close win.



WESTERN SUBURBS 28 (PJ Leifi, Hosea Leuea, Jake Scott, Hans Taala, Justice Utatao tries: Daniel Roberts 4 from 5) defeated CENTRAL COAST 26 (Kiah Cooper, Jake Hardman, Lachlan Gallegos, Scott Drinkwater, Matt Downey tries; Matt Downey 3 from 5)

Penalties: Wests 6 Central Coast 9

Halftime: Wests 24 Central Coast 10


Western Suburbs

1. Jye Brooker
2. Joseph Faalavaau
3. Harrison Coskerie
4. Toa Mataafa
5. Justice Utatao
6. Daniel Roberts
7. Hosea Leuea
8. Taniela Paseka
9. Ryan Leet
10. Lenny Suani
11. PJ Leifi
12. Ray Stone
13. Elijah Mannah

14. Jake Scott
15. Tom Angel
16. Hans Taala
19. Evander Titie-Anatela

Central Coast

2. Lachlan Gallegos
22. Dylan Galvin
3. Kiah Cooper
20. Harry Milligan
21. Kye Martin
1. Matt Downey
7. Scott Drinkwater
8. Ben Thomas
9. Sam Bovis
10. Charlie Woods
11. Jarrett Boland
23. Tyren Andrea
13. Bayley Faull

6. Kye Hopwood
16. Matena Tangitu
18. Jake Hardman
19. Matt Shepard

24. Carl Pearson

Friday, February 20, 2015

Senior Wrap Up

Tomorrow your Magpies will face Hills District and Concord-Burwood in a trial double header at Norford Park, Sefton. Sydney Shield will kick off at 10am, with the Ron Massey Cup commencing at 11:30am.

Blacktown Trial Match Review
On Saturday the 14th of February the Wests Magpies Ron Massey Cup and Sydney Shield teams played a combined trial against Blacktown Workers. This was the first hit out for 2015, with a lot of new faces on show, Blacktown already having a trial against Wenty the previous week. 
The first three 20 minutes showed some good signs with the last two becoming a little messy, as most trials do. There were some solid efforts in defence on the day and the boys showed that they are willing to put their bodies on the line and take pride in their defence and tryline. We defended well for most parts of the game but like all teams in their first trial found out that we still have some areas we really need to improve on. Back rowers Tom Morrison, Sama Sauvao, and David Harris already showed good work rates with tackle counts in the mid to high twenties and doing their fair share of hit ups.
In attack we got to see some new players to the club, who showed good speed and footwork with both centres, Nathan Hourigan and Phillip Brombal, scoring runaway tries. James Goring helped the forwards out with some solid scoots coming out of our own half and earning some quick play the balls. We did well getting out of trouble but let ourselves down at times by making errors on the second and third tackles, allowing Blacktown off the hook.
Our attack in their half showed some good signs,  Wayde Dunley setting up two tries with Jimmy Laulilii and Jacob Nansen running good leads off Wayde.
We still need some work in our set up when we are attacking  the opposition try line but as combinations improve we should see this come along with the rest of our game.

For our first  hit out  the Magpies showed some promising signs but as we all know will need to work hard and continue to improve in all areas to be a threat at the end of the season. However, looking good for now.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Round Two NSWRL Junior Representative Competitions

Wests will face the Central Coast in the Harold Matthews and SG Ball competitions this Saturday at Campbelltown Stadium. Harold Matthews will kick off at 12pm, with SG Ball commencing at 1:30pm.


HAROLD MATTHEWS
Wests Magpies v Central Coast Centurions
Campbelltown Sports Ground, Saturday, Feb 21
Kick-off: 12pm


MAGPIES – 1. JAMES TAUTAILALEFUA 2. BOB FAAMITA 3. ROY VASATCHI BROWN 4. NATHAN PATOLO 5. DIAMOND CHONG-NEE 6. GUS GARZANITI 7. AILAND DAVIS-PIHEMA 8. DENZEL TAVUI 9. CHRISTIAN URSO 10. JONATHON TALAMAIVAO 11. ALEX POTIFARA 12. HENRY LEALUGA-PUHOTAU 13. BEN SEUFALE 14. RIMO INU 15. ZANE RIFAI 16. SAM REMBRIDGE 17. HYRUM WILLIAM PULOTU 18. BILLY OMEROD 19. LACHLAN RUSSELL 20. RUA NGATI 21. MAURICE FAAAE 22. LACHLAN NATAPU 23. LUCAS CASTLE

CENTURIONS – 1. MAX SORGESE 2. BLAKE TAAPE 3. MICHAEL KIRWAN 4. JAKE SLEE 5. HARRY WILSON 6. DANE BOOTH 7. SAM PAUL 8. SKI LATAVO 9. CHASE PATRIDGE 17. PETER KOSZYK 11. DUSTIN SHAW 12. ELI JACKSON 13. LUKE MOORE 14. MICHAEL PARFITT 15. JACKSON BOWIER 16. TOM KATI 19. PHEONIX CROSSLAND 20. LACHLAN DRAKE 21. KYLIE MCLEAN 22. CAMPBELL SHPERD 23. WYATT ELLIOT 24. JYE MONTGOMERY



SG BALL
Western Suburbs Magpies v Central Coast
Campbeltown SG, Saturday, February 21
Kick-off: 1:30pm


MAGPIES – 1. TOA MATA’AFA 2. JOSEPH FAALAVAAU 3. HARRISON COSKERIE 4. DAVID WRIGHT 5. JUSTICE UTATAO 6. DANIEL ROBERTS 7. HOSEA LEUEA 8. TANIELA PASEKA 9. RYAN LEET 10. LENNY SUANI 11. PJ LEIFI 12. RAY STONE 13. ELIJAH MANNAH 14. JAKE SCOTT 15. TOM ANGEL 16. HANS TA’ALA 17. EVANDER TITIE-ANATELA 18. JEROME MAUFU 19. JUNIOR FAINGA’A 20. NATHAN POTTS 21. JULIUS TAAVAO 22. LIAM CASSIDY 23. JYE BROOKER COACH: JOSH WHITE

CENTURIONS – 1. MATT DOWNEY 2. LACHLAN GALLEGOS 3. ETHAN NISZCOT 4. KIAH COOPER 5. JESSE HOURN 6. KYE HOPWOOD 7. SCOTT DRINKWATER 8. BEN THOMAS 9. SAM BOVIS 10. CHARLIE WOODS 11. JARRETT BOLAND 12. TYE WALKLATE 13. BAYLEY FAULL 14. JOE WILLIAMS 15. HADDEN FAY 16. MATENA TANGITU 18. JAKE HARDMAN 19. MATT SHEPHERD 20. HARRY MULLIGAN 21. KYE MARTING 22. DYLAN GALVIN 23. TYREN ANDREA 24. CARL PEARSON

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Junior Reps Wrap

HAROLD MATTS

Western Suburbs commenced their 2015 Harold Matthews campaign with a blistering 32-4 demolition of St. George at Kogarah.

A physical opening from the red V saw Wests attempt an offload which was knocked down in the tackle by the home side and, from the ensuing scrum, Sam Rembridge cut the Dragons D open to race 90 metres to open the scoring at 6-0 to the visitors after four minutes courtesy of the conversion to James Tautailalefua.

A strong set from the kick off created space on the right, and the redV became the red l l as James Tautailalefua strolled through untouched out wide. Tautailalefua pulled the conversion wide, the Magpies up 10-0 inside 7 minutes.

Forward passes dominated the next ten minutes until Wests found space on the left, James Tautailalefua showing too much speed for the covering defence in a 70 metre dash to the line before converting his own try for a 16-0 advantage after 20 minutes.

Saints had no answer to the man mountains in the Magpie pack and, exhausted on the back of two penalties, the Dragons switched off, Rua Ngati diving over from a quick tap from two metres, Wests taking their 20-0 to half time after James Tautailalefua hit the upright.

The Dragons needed to be first on the board after the interval and did so, Mitchell Clift muscling his way through the middle of the ruck to grab four, but not six, as his kick struck metal after two minutes of the second stanza.

Wests made amends at the 40 minute mark, though, Ray Ngati sneaking under everyone to burrow in. Tautailalefua split the sticks and Wests regained their halftime adavantage and then some, ahead 26-4 with 20 minutes to go.

Thankfully there was no ground announcer on duty, because they would have been having nightmares watching the James Tautailalefua show, as the Magpies custodian sliced through off a scrum win to go 90 metres to touch down under the posts and claim his trick and, with a conversion thrown in for good measure, a 32-4 break for Wests with 14 minutes remaining on the clock.

Wests nearly signed off with another one, but Maurice Faaae couldn’t keep the ball under control as he crossed the line, the Magpies taking the two points by 32-4.


WESTERN SUBURBS 32 (James Tautailalefua 3, Rua Ngati 2, Sam Rembridge tries; James Tautailalefua 4 from 6) defeated ST.GEORGE 4(Mitchell Clift tries; Mitchell Clift 1 from 1)

Penalties: St. George 6 Western Suburbs 7
Halftime: St. George 0 Western Suburbs 20

Western Suburbs

 1. James Tautailalefua
2. Billy Omerod
3. Sam Rembridge
4. Nathan Patolo
5. Maurice Faaae
6. Gus Garzaniti
7. Ailand Davis-Pihema
8. Jonathon Talamaivao
9. Rua Ngati
10. Lachlan Russell
11. Alex Potifara
23. Lucas Castle
13. Ben Seufale

14. Christian Urso
15. Zane Rifai
17. Hyrum William-Pulotu
20. Denzel Tavui


St. George

 1. Usaia Lovodua
2. Jack Herlihy
3. Jordan Nader
4. Hussein Awada
5. Saurisi Mocevakaca
6. Anthony Romanovski
15. Ryan Economou
8. Daniel Thompson
9. Andrew Kapinga
10. Eniasi Tokelau
11. Peter Polutele
12. Feliuaki Palu
13. Mitchell Clift

14. Lewis Hannah
16. Jeffrey Alam
17. Franklin Pele
18. Harris Georgopoulos





SG BALL

St. George dominated a physical game against Wests, coming out 32-16 victors at Kogarah.

Wests opened the scoring with a nice piece of numerical symmetry, number eleven PJ Leifi crossing on the right side after as many minutes off a short out ball. Daniel Roberts was unsuccessful with the kick, the Magpies up 4-0.

St. George were finding the bigger black and white pack too much to handle, and a simple short ball on to the chest of Julius Lavaao was too much for the Dragons, Lavaao barging over adjacent to the posts for a 10-0 lead after 23 minutes courtesy of Daniel Roberts.

The red V finally found their way to the line after 31 minutes, a series of angle passes finally ending with Jai Doolan streaking in under the uprights, the Dragons’ deficit reduced to four after Bessie Aufaga-Toomaga slotted from in front.

The Dragons struck immediately, a bomb allowed to bounce by Wests and Bessie Aufaga-Toomaga snapping up the crumbs to dart over before converting his own try to give St. George an unlikely 12-10 lead at half time.

St. George picked up where they left off in the second half, and after five minutes, Jayden El-Jalkh snuck through the centre of the ruck to touch down and, with Bessie Aufaga-Toomaga’s kick successful, the Dragons were out to 18-10.

The natives began to grow restless as both sides turned up the physicality, but it was Wests who kept their heads, Tom Angel showing incredible strength to go through five Dragons in 15 metres to touch down. Daniel Roberts added the extras, and the Magpies were back to within two points after 57 minutes.

The Dragons, though, refused to allow the Magpies any leeway, Jai Doolan burrowing over after a quick play the ball caught Wests too slow to get back. Bessie Aufaga-Toomaga failed to convert, however, the Dragons only getting back to a six point break with 16 minutes remaining.

The Dragons kicking game was something to behold, a midfield bomb falling perfectly in between converging Magpie defenders but not before Bessie Aufaga-Toomaga marked the ball and popped it back, Ben Cassell showing too much speed to get to the corner first. Aufaga-Toomaga pushed the kick wide again, but the red and white started to look comfortable at 26-16 with ten to go.

The Dragons put the game to bed with three minutes to go, Eddie Faalua catching a tiring Wests defence off guard and pushing over the line. Bessie Aufaga-Toomaga nailed the conversion, the Dragons running out 32-16 victors.


ST.GEORGE 32 (Jai Doolan 2, Bessie Aufaga-Toomaga, Jayden El-Jalkh, Ben Cassell, Eddie Faalua tries; Bessie Aufaga-Toomaga 4 from 6) defeated WESTERN SUBURBS 16 (PJ Leifi, Julius Lavaao, Tom Angel tries; Daniel Roberts 2 from 3)

Penalties: St. George 5 Western Suburbs 4
Halftime: St. George 12 Western Suburbs 10

Western Suburbs

1. Jye Brooker
2. Harrison Coskerie
3. Liam Cassidy
4. David Wright
5. Toa Mata’afa
6. Daniel Roberts
7. Hosea Leuea
8. Julius Taavao
9. Ryan Leet
10. Lenny Suani
11. PJ Leifi
12. Ray Stone
13. Elijah Mannah

14. Jake Scott
15. Tom Angel
16. Hans Ta’ala
17. Jerome Maufu


St. George

1. Ben Cassell
2. Jayden El-Jalkh
3. Lachlan Hughes
4. Jai Doolan
5. Bessie Aufaga-Toomaga
6. Brandon Boumelhem
7. Joe Lovodua
8. Eddie Faalua
9. Reece Robson
10. David Naufahu
11. Delane Cherrington
12. Izaha Te’amo
13. Elijah Hunt

14. Treymaine Brown
18. Tristan Green
19. Ofa Tuitupou
20. Stuart Mason

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Round One NSWRL Junior Representative Competitions

Wests will face St. George in the Harold Matthews and SG Ball competitions this Saturday at Kogarah Win Jubilee Oval. Marold Matthews will kick off at 10am, with SG Ball commencing at 11:30am.


St George Dragons v Western Suburbs Magpies
WIN Jubilee Oval, Saturday, Feb 14
Kick-off: 10am

DRAGONS: 1. USAIA LOVODUA 2. JACK HERLIHY 3. JORDAN NADER 4. HUSSEIN AWADA 5. SAURISI MOCEVAKACA 6. ANTHONY ROMANOVSKI 7. CODY MCNIECE 8. DANIEL THOMPSON 9. ANDREW KAPINGA 10. ENIASI TOKELAU 11. PETER POLUTELE 12. FELIUAKI PALU 13. MITCHELL CLIFT
14. LEWIS HANNAH 15. RYAN ECONOMOU 16. JEFFREY ALAM 17. FRANKLIN PELE 18. HARRIS GEORGOPOULOS

WESTS: 1. JAMES TAUTAILALEFUA 2. BILLY OMEROD 3. SAM REMBRIDGE 4. NATHAN PATOLO 5. MAURICE FAAAE 6. GUS GARZANITI 7. AILAND DAVIS-PIHEMA 8. JONATHON TALAMAIVAO 9. RUA NGATI 10. LACHLAN RUSSELL 11. ALEX POTIFARA 12. HENRY LEALUGA-PUHOTAU 13. BEN SEUFALE
14. CHRISTIAN URSO 15. ZANE RIFAI 16. BOB FAAMITA 17. HYRUM WILLIAM-PULOTU 18. RIMO INU 19. DIAMOND CHONG-NEE 20. DENZEL TAVUI 21. ROY VASATCHI BROWN 22. LACHLAN NATAPU 23. LUCAS CASTLE


St George Dragons v Western Suburbs Magpies
WIN Jubilee Oval, Saturday, Feb 14
Kick-off: 11:30am

DRAGONS – 1. BEN CASSELL 2. JAYDEN EL-JALKH 3. LACHLAN HUGHES 4. JAI DOOLAN 5. BESSIE AUFAGA-TOOMAGA 6. BRANDON BOUMELHEM 7. JOE LOVODUA 8. EDDIE FAALUA 9. REECE ROBSON 10. DAVID NAUFAHU 11. DELANE CHERRINGTON 12. IZAHA TE’AMO 13. ELIJAH HUNT
13. TREYMAINE BROWN 18. TRISTAN GREEN 19. OFA TUITUPOU 20. STUART MASON 21. JEFFREY TUITAVUKI
COACH BRAD LIGGINS

MAGPIES – 1. JYE BROOKER 2. HARRISON COSKERIE 3. LIAM CASSIDY 4. DAVID WRIGHT 5. TOA MATA’AFA 6. DANIEL ROBERTS 7. HOSEA LEUEA 8. JULIUS TAAVAO 9. RYAN LEET 10. LENNY SUANI 11. PJ LEIFI 12. RAY STONE 13. ELIJAH MANNAH
14. JAKE SCOTT 15. TOM ANGEL 16. HANS TA’ALA 17. JEROME MAUFU 18. EVANDER TITIE-ANATELA 19. JUNIOR FAINGA’A 20. NATHAN POTTS 21. JUSTICE UTATAO 22. SAMUEL GRACE 23. TANIELA PASEKA 24. JOSEPH FAALAVAAU
COACH JOSH WHITE

Monday, February 9, 2015

Super Saturday!

This Saturday sees three grades going around for the Magpies, with the Junior Reps facing St. George at Kogarah's Win Jubilee Oval. The Harold Matthews will kick off proceedings at 10am before the SG Ball boys show their stuff at 11-30.

Then it is time to head up King George's Road and down the M4 for the first Ron Massey Cup trial of 2015, as your Magpies face off against Blacktown Workers at Mitchell High School, Keyworth Drive, Blacktown, with the action getting underway at 2-30pm.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

2015 Magpie Heritage Night

The 2015 Western Suburbs Magpies Heritage Night gala dinner will honor those first grade Magpies who changed their Black and White jerseys for the Green and Gold of the Kangaroos. It will be held on Friday the 15th of May at Wests Ashfield Leagues Club. Tickets are $120 each and will be on sale at ProTicket soon. The event is brought to you by Allied Express.


Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Magpies Membership Sticker

This year we are going to give each Football Club Member one of our 2015 membership stickers to go with their badge. So now you can display your Black and White pride on your car, shop window, toolbox or even bedroom door!



We would like to acknowledged that Tony Andreacchio of Raine and Horne Ashfield sponsored the purchase of these stickers. Tony is also Director of the Football Club and the newly formed Wests Tigers Board.

We would also like to thank Paul Stamoulis for the sticker concept and Scott Morris for organising their production.


If you would like your own 2015 Western Suburbs Members sticker, sign up for a membership today. Memberships are just $30 for 1 year! Bargain!