Wednesday, February 27, 2013


Please note there has been a change of time for the kick-off for Western Suburbs match against Blacktown Workers at Lidcombe Oval this Sunday, 3rd March.

Kickoff time will now be 12 noon instead of 1.45pm.

Magpies BBQ this Friday Night

Magpie fans: Come along for a BBQ this Friday night (1 March) at Durrant Oval, Warwick Farm from 6pm and catch up with our RMC squad and
coaching staff for this season.

All welcome.

VB NSW Cup launched in style with Fox Sports

A who’s who of Rugby League today learned VB NSW Cup fans will be able to watch a live match nationally on Fox Sports every week as part of a new television rights deal which will encompass 2013 to 2017.

The live match, which will kick-off Fox Sports’ Super Saturday, will be shown at 1.10pm or 3.10pm from venues across NSW and will run throughout the VB NSW Cup season and Final Series.

The Grand Final will again be shown live on Channel 9 as part of the NRL’s showcase event at ANZ Stadium on Sunday, 6 October.

“Plenty of work has gone on behind the scenes to secure this deal and I would like to thank everyone, especially Fox Sports, for their support,” NSWRL General Manager, Geoff Carr, said.
“Live coverage every week for the VB NSW Cup has been a major goal for the Board and the VB NSW Cup Management Committee and it shows the competition is again being recognised as a strong development pathway.

“Players like Josh Reynolds have come straight out of the VB NSW Cup, made a name for themselves in the Telstra Premiership and, in Josh’s case, are now pushing for State of Origin selection.

“The support around the competition has been tremendous and that was highlighted by massive crowds at Leichhardt Oval for our Final Series. With increased coverage thanks to Fox Sports, we are excited about seeing that support increase next year.”

The competition will begin on Saturday, 9 March with the first televised game at Parramatta Stadium between Parramatta’s and Canberra’s feeder sides, Wentworthville and Mounties.

At 3pm the Auckland Vulcans travel to Brookvale to take on Manly, Canterbury-Bankstown host North Sydney, and last year’s premiers Newtown head down to WIN Stadium in Wollongong to play the Cutters.
Meanwhile, at Toyota Stadium on Sunday, Sharks fans will be treated to three grades on one day as the Sharks VB NSW Cup team takes to the field against the newly formed Wests Tigers side.

Finally, at 3pm in Wyong, Coach Paul Stringer and Assistant Coach Matt Orford will steer competition newcomers, the Wyong Roos, in their first local derby with the Newcastle Knights at Morrie Breen Oval.

The first 20 TV matches are as follows:
Round 1: Wentworthville Magpies Vs Mounties, Parramatta Stadium at 1.10pm
Round 2: Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs Vs Illawarra Cutters, Leichhardt Oval at 1.10pm
Round 3: Wests Tigers Vs Manly Sea Eagles, Leichhardt Oval at 1.10pm
Round 4: Cronulla Sharks Vs Newtown Jets, Sharks Stadium at 3.10pm
Round 5: Wentworthville Magpies Vs Newcastle Knights, Parramatta Stadium at 1.10pm
Round 6: Newcastle Knights Vs Windsor Wolves, Hunter Stadium at 1.10pm
City Vs Country Round Mounties Vs North Sydney Bears, Centrebet Stadium at 3.10pm
Round 7: Wyong Roos Vs Illawarra Cutters, Leichhardt Oval at 1.10pm
Round 8: Newcastle Knights Vs Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs at Leichhardt Oval at 1.10pm
Round 9: Auckland Vulcans Vs Wyong Roos, Wellington NZ at 1.10pm (NZ Time)
Round 10: Illawarra Cutters Vs Cronulla Sharks, WIN Stadium Wollongong at 1.10pm
Round 11: Illawarra Cutters Vs Windsor Wolves, WIN Jubilee Kogarah at 1.10pm
Round 12: North Sydney Bears Vs Cronulla Sharks, ANZ Stadium at 3.10pm
Round 13: Newcastle Knights Vs Illawarra Cutters, Hunter Stadium at 1.10pm
Round 14: Wests Tigers Vs Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, Leichhardt Oval at 1.10pm
Round 15: Wests Tigers Vs Auckland Vulcans, Campbelltown Stadium at 3.10pm
Round 16: Wests Tigers Vs Newcastle Knights, Leichhardt Oval at 1.10pm
Round 17: Illawarra Cutters Vs Manly Sea Eagles, WIN Jubilee Kogarah at 1.10pm
Round 18: Wentworthville Magpies Vs Manly Sea Eagles, Parramatta Stadium at 3.10pm
Round 19: Mounties Vs Newcastle Knights, Canberra Stadium at 1.10pm
Round 20: Illawarra Cutters Vs Auckland Vulcans, WIN Stadium Wollongong at 3.10pm

Rounds 21-26 will be updated in line with the NRL’s draw.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Western Suburbs Magpies squad for the OAMPS Preseason opener Sunday 3rd march 2013 at Lidcombe Oval.

The game will kick off at 1.45pm at Western Suburbs old stomping ground, Lidcombe Oval against Blacktown Workers.

No. Name
21 Chase MASON
2 Jerome MOSE
4 Chris FAAEE
5 Amanono TOVIO
6 Nathan RUMSBY
9 Matthew JONES
12 Uati ISAAKO
13 Dean RYSKO
14 Leone CAMA
22 David WATSON
18 Rhys NORMAN
19 Mohamed MAHFOUD
20 Roland GLOSS
1 Brenton COWAN

2013 Signings - Update

The following players have been signed by the Magpies to play in the Ron Massey Cup in 2013. We wish them well and are sure they will do the jersey and the club proud.

Samuel AIGA
Douglas FAAEE
Matthew JONES
Amanono TOVIO

Magpies Golf Day - 14th August

Western Suburbs Magpies will be holding an "End Of Year Golf Day" on Wednesday the 14th of August 2013 at Camden Lakeside Country club to raise funds to develop our District JRL players.

CATHERINE FIELD 2557. Phone No 8777 1000
(Corner of Camden Valley Way)

‘All proceeds will be used to develop our District’s JRL players.


Four ball Ambrose – ‘Quality prizes will be on offer’

Registration/breakfast from 7am. (Tea and coffee, bacon and egg roll.)

Tee off:
7.45am staff will brief players on rules of play. * Shotgun start 8am.

No handicaps required – mystery nine scoring system. (The Club professional will select 9
holes and record those scores to declare the winning group and runners up.)

Nearest to the pins on the 3rd and 16th holes.
Shortest drive on the 13th hole.
Longest drive on the 5th hole
Punters hole – land inside the circle

1pm in the Club house. Lunch selected from the Australian BBQ menu.

Hole Sponsor $650-00 (incl. GST)
Four (4) players paired in two (2) golf carts, one dozen golf balls for your team, one packet of golf
tees, breakfast, lunch and on course drinks plus four (4) Wests Magpies stubby holders and
key rings. Business banner to be displayed on course, acknowledgement during
presentation and support displayed in the clubhouse and West’s Magpies website and forum.

Individual player
$140-00 (incl. GST)
Pairing in a golf cart, two golf balls, and one packet of golf tees, Wests Magpies key ring, breakfast,
lunch and on course drinks.

Steve Reeves: 9601 2002. E mail:

Excellent prizes. Tickets $5-00 each or three (3) for $10-00.

A live and silent auction will be conducted during the afternoon.

Thank you for supporting Wests Magpies
I am sure you will have a great day.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Great incentive for Wests Junior League Players

Western Suburbs District Junior Rugby League and Wests Tigers have provided a wonderful incentive for children playing the game in 2013.

Wayne Hardy-Smith, Western Suburbs District Junior Rugby League Chairman, announced at a Fan and Junior Rugby League Registration Day at Campbelltown Sports Stadium last Sunday that all children aged 6-17 who register with one of the 16 Western Suburbs junior clubs would receive a free Wests Tigers Junior Membership.

The Fan and Junior Rugby League Day was a joint initiative between Western Suburbs District Junior Rugby League and Wests Tigers. The event saw all 16 junior clubs in the Western Suburbs District in attendance to enable boys and girls choose the junior team of their choice.

The Wests Tigers Junior Membership comprises of an exclusive Members Only Kids Back Pack, Member Lanyard and ticket wallet, bumper sticker, a $20 merchandise voucher, and full Member benefits including priority access to the NRL finals series tickets and major events.

“This is our way of giving back to the grass roots and creating the pathway to the future for all kids in the Western Suburbs District Junior Rugby League,’’ Mr Hardy-Smith said.

“The Macarthur region has always been strong in junior rugby league and 2013 is shaping up to be another successful season for Western Suburbs District Junior Rugby League.

“It was great to see so many junior rugby league players in attendance. They also had the chance to not only sign on with a club but to get their boots and headgear from Blades as well.

“The future is very bright for Western Suburbs District Junior Rugby League under the leadership of Julie Luke and her team. We are very proud to be able to provide our registered juniors with a free Wests Tigers Membership.

“We look forward to further developing our strong relationship with Wests Tigers and to make next year’s Fan and Junior Rugby League Registration Day even bigger and better.”

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Gladiators 50th Anniversary Gala Dinner

This gala event will honor the 50th anniversary of the 1963 GrandFinal between Wests and St George. A match immortalised with the post match embrace of Wests' Arthur Summons and Saints' Norm Provan

Guests of Honour at this event include “The Gladiators” themselves Arthur Summons & Norm Provan plus special guest Tom Raudonikis.

Comedian Vince Sorrenti will ensure its a night of fun and laughs.

So when is this once in a lifetime event?

Date: Friday, April 12th 2013
Time: 7pm for 7:30pm start
Dress: Lounge Suit
Venue: Wests Ashfield Leagues Club
Tickets: $120 p/h or Table of 8 for $850

Each table is hosted by your own Magpie Legend....
Steve Broughton, Ray Cashmere, Neville Charlton, Trevor Cogger, Bob Cooper, Peter Dimond, John Dorahy, Ian Freeman, Steve Georgallis, David Gillespie, John Hayes, Noel Kelly, Stephen Knight, George Moroko, Don Parish, Ian Schubert, John Skandalis, Wayne Smith & Harry Wells.

Tickets available now from Wests Ashfield Leagues Club
and soon to be available from (or call 1300 12 10 12)

Western Suburbs Magpies Harold Matthews & SG Ball team lists Round 3 NSWRL Junior Representative competitions.

The Magpies will play the Western Sydney Academy of Sport at St Marys Stadium (adjacent to St Marys Leagues Club) in round 3 of the NSWRL Junior Representative competitions with Harold Matthews kicking off at 10.30am and SG Ball at 12 noon on Saturday 23rd Feb.

The Harold Matthews team have won both their matches so far this season while the SG Ball have one win one loss.

Rd 3 Western Suburbs Harold Matthews team
1 Toa Mata’afa
2 Samoa Meafua
3 David Wright
4 Elijah Mannah
5 Harrison Coskerie
6 Hosea Leuea
7 Nathan Potts
8 Kye Madden
9 Ryan Leet
10 Taniela Paseka
11 Ray Stone
12 Eddie Kendall
13 Lenny Sauni
14 Daniel Roberts
15 Jaydon Sienkiewicz
16 Tre Sio
17 Julius Taavao
18 Liam Cassidy
19 Brad Donnelly
20 Jack Hart
Coach: Shane Sultana

Rd 3 Western Suburbs SG Ball team
1 Josh Burke
2 Jermaine Haule
3 Jackson Kuli
4 Jim Ah Cheung
5 Jesse Jackson
6 John Martin
7 Brad Larter
8 Jaiden Lang
9 Tom Harris
10 Sinapati Solia
11 Brent Downey
12 Mark McCormack
13 Chris Ve'e
14 Tyson Wawatai
15 Mason Cerruto
16 Dane Coskerie
17 Liam Cavana
18 Vinnie Fonoti
19 Lewis Tucker
Coach: Chris Bradbury


All matches will consist of four (4) 20 minute quarters with five (5) minute break between each period. 25 players can be nominated for each game with unlimited interchange. No PPIS restrictions apply. This competition is designed to replace official trials.

 Lidcombe Oval Sunday 3 March 2013 Wests Magpies vs. Blacktown Workers 1.45pm.

 Lidcombe Oval Saturday 9 March 2013 Wests Magpies vs. Burwood North Ryde 1.45pm

 Aubrey Keech Reserve Sunday 17 March 2013 Wests Magpies vs. Guildford 1.45pm

 Lidcombe Oval Saturday 23 March 2013. FINALS DAY. Cup Final 3pm.

Monday, February 18, 2013

2013 NSWRL Ron Massey Cup draw

2013 NSWRL Ron Massey Cup draw has been released.

Times have yet to be detemined but home grounds have been allocated with the exception of Kingsgrove Colts.

Western Suburbs will play Campbelltown Stadium but there might be a surprise or two coming. Stay tuned.

Below is the draw from the NSWRL website

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Applications for the 2013 Easter Blues Camp

The NSWRL Academy will once again be conducting the annual Easter "Blues" Camp from Monday 15th April to Thursday 18th April.
All Players receive:
• Top class coaching and instruction from NSWRL Development Staff, guest coaches and the opportunity to meet current NRL players (subject to availability).
•Dormitory room accommodation with dining, recreation, video, seminar
rooms and use of all the Academy’s facilities; pool, ropes course and canoeing.
• All meals
• 3 nights’ accommodation, Steeden Football, 3 training shirts, 1 pair of shorts, Socks, Cap, Water bottle, Camp photo and certificate of attendance

The Camp cost is $415.00. There are no additional costs and the four-day camp provides the players with an invaluable Rugby League experience they will always remember.

Throughout the duration of the camp, players will follow a carefully balanced program designed to promote skill development, sportsmanship, fun and enjoyment. All players are fully supervised throughout the duration of the camp by trained NSWRL Staff and Academy of Sport Staff.

Four Players from this camp will be selected as Ball Boys at a State of Origin game at ANZ Stadium.
Each boy will be kitted out in State of Origin uniform and get the best “view in the house” of one of the Games most prestigious events.

Discount rates for participation:
Clubs or Schools with 10 or more participants are $400.00 per player.
Sydney Academy of Sport, Wakehurst Parkway, Narrabeen
If cancellation prior to 22nd March 2013, a full refund will be given. After the 22nd March 2013, a cancellation fee of $40 will be charged.

Registration Form:

14/02/2013 2:00:00 PM

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Bright season awaits junior Magpies

Western Suburbs Magpies are confident of a very bright season in the NSWRL Junior Representative competitions in 2013.

The Magpies are fielding two quality teams in the prestigious Harold Matthews (U16) and SG Ball (U18) competitions.

Western Suburbs Development Manager for Wests Tigers, Ben Rogers, said the Magpies were proud to see local players given the opportunity to play in the competitions.

“All of our players across both teams, except for one player, are from the Western Suburbs Junior League and Group 6 Junior League competitions,’’ he said.

“It shows what great depth and young talent there is within in the Macarthur region.

“Both of our teams will be very competitive. They had very strong pre-seasons with no injuries and we are expecting good things.”

Western Suburbs Magpies Chairman Mick Liubinskas presented the players with their gear at a recent presentation night at Wests Leagues Club, Campbelltown.

“One of the most pleasing things from the night was seeing just how proud these young players are to represent their district club in the Magpies,’’ he said.

“I’m very confident they will not only play well but will carry on the proud history of the Magpies and hopefully progress through to the Wests Tigers.”

Photo: United...(left) Brad Larter (SG Ball Captain) and Toa Mata’afa (Harold Matthews Captain) with Western Suburbs Magpies Chairman Mick Liubinskas


Thursday, February 14, 2013

Fan and Junior Footy Rego Day

Wests Junior League Registration Day will be held on the 17th February. Wests Tigers Players, A Sausage Sizzle and Jumping Castles will be setup plus your chance to register to play the Greatest Game of All.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Western Suburbs Magpies SG Ball and Harold Matthews team lists - Round 1 vs North Sydney

The Western Suburbs Magpies have announced their team lists for their SG Ball and Harold Matthews Cup matches to be played this Sunday @ Campbelltown Stadium against North Sydney. HM will kick off at 3.00pm and the SG Ball as 4.40pm.

The team lists are -

Western Suburbs Magpies Harold Matthews team
1 Toa Mata’afa, 2 Samoa Meafua, 3 David Wright, 4 Liam Cassidy, 5 Harrison Coskerie, 6 Hosea Leuea, 7 Nathan Potts, 8 Kye Madden, 9 Ryan Leet, 10 Taniela Paseka, 11 Ray Stone, 12 Eddie Kendall, 13 Lenny Sauni; interchange: 14 Adam Hoffman, 15 Ricardo Rahme, 16 Elijah Mannah, 17 Julius Taavao, 18 Daniel Roberts, 19 Jaydon Sienkiewicz, 20 Tre Sio, 21 Brad Donnelly, 22 PJ Mati-Leifi, 23 Christian Poutua, 24 Jack Hart, 25 Evander Titie. Coach: Shane Sultana

Western Suburbs Magpies SG Ball team
1 Jett Karam, 2 Mitchell Gough, 3 Jermaine Haule, 4 Robert Vai, 5 Jesse Jackson, 6 Maliko Filino, 7 Brad Larter, 8 Dane Coskerie, 9 Tom Harris, 10 Sinapati Solia, 11 Brent Downey, 12 Mark McCormack, 13 Jim Ah Cheung; interchange 14 John Martin, 15 Mason Cerruto, 16 Chris Ve’e, 17 Liam Cavana, 18 Vinnie Fonoti, 19 Jackson Kuli, 20 Josh Burke, 21 Jaiden Laing, 22 Lewis Tucker, 23 Jarred Sheehan, 24 Tyson Wawatai, 25 Lukhan Tui. Coach: Chris Bradbury.

Drugs in Sport.

The Western Suburbs Magpies, with the assistance of NSWRL are continuing to educate players and staff about the dangers of drugs in sports. 

Arrangements have been made to have a facilitator attend one of our training sessions and provide us with an overview of this very important subject as well as detailing our responsibilities.

Wests Magpies Junior Representative Team gear presentation.

On Thursday 6 February 2013 Mick Liubinskas and Steve Reeves attended the gear presentation night for Wests Magpies Harold Matthews and SG Ball squads.  The function was held at Wests Campbelltown.  The boys were well decked out in their black and white polo's and during the evening they were given their gear bag, jacket, playing shorts and socks and other items.  One thing that really stood out was the size of the young men, very big indeed.  Mick took the opportunity to address the gathering.

The night was organised by Ben Rogers and it ran very smoothly.  We spoke to a number of parents and coaching staff who gave us a positive report on the teams preparation leading up to the commencement of the season.

Wests Magpies Juniors were represent by several directors who were actively involved in the night.

Well done to all involved in the management and preparation these teams.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Ron Massey Cup Update

We have an energetic squad of young men vying for contracts with Wests Magpies.  Head Coach Leo Epifania has increased their fitness levels and overall skills which will no doubt pay dividends when they take the field for the pre season competition.  Matthew Jones, formerly with Camden, is our latest signing.  He is a very fit young man who plays hooker or in the halves.  Further players will be signed this week.  Their details will be published.  We continue to train Monday, Tuesday and Thursdays at Durant Oval, Warwick Farm from 5.30pm.

OAMPS pre season competition

Run over four weekends.  Our first game: Wests Magpies vs. Blacktown Workers kick off 1.45pm Sunday 3 March 2013 at LIDCOMBE OVAL.  Put it in your diary.  We will have the full draw published shortly.

Membership Update

We are currently in the process of updating membership applications to our new database which unfortunately has taken longer than expected. All members will be approved by the board and processed over the next few weeks.
The club apologises for any inconvenience.