Western Suburbs Magpies Intrust Super Premiership Head Coach, Brett Hodgson.

Wests Tigers confirm 2018 ISP and Jersey Flegg squads

Wests Tigers have confirmed the club's Intrust Super Premiership and Jersey Flegg (U/20’s) squads for the 2018 season with a number of new players set to feature.

Craig Wilson will coach Wests Tigers Jersey Flegg side in 2018 as part of a new, state-based pathways competition, with previous experience in junior development and coaching at both the Parramatta Eels and Cronulla Sharks. Wilson played 150 First Grade Games for the North Sydney Bears, South Queensland Crushers and Illawarra Steelers between 1991 and 1998 before heading to the UK, joining Gateshead in 1999 and finishing his playing career with Hull FC in 2000.

Wests Tigers Life Member and Premiership Winner Brett Hodgson will coach the Intrust Super Premiership side in 2018, participating as the Western Suburbs Magpies. Hodgson returned to Wests Tigers as a part of the club’s coaching staff this season, having spent the past few years as an Assistant Coach at the Widnes Vikings in Super League.

 Wests Tigers’ Development List players — Dylan Smith, Heath Gibbs, Sam McIntyre and Tom Mikaele — all train with the full-time squad and will feature in the Jersey Flegg and Intrust Super Premiership competitions.

Both sides have trained well in the preseason that commenced in the second week of November in preparation for the season ahead. The 2018 season will officially get underway for both sides on Saturday, March 10 when they take on the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs with the Intrust Super Premiership team in action at ANZ Stadium and Jersey Flegg at Campbelltown Sports Stadium.

Official draws for both competitions will be confirmed by NSWRL in the coming weeks.

Western Suburbs Magpies Intrust Super Premiership Head Coach, Brett Hodgson.
Western Suburbs Magpies Intrust Super Premiership Head Coach, Brett Hodgson.

 

WESTS TIGERS 2018 JERSEY FLEGG SQUAD

Alatanu Wright — Front Row

Alex Seyfarth — Second Row

Ben Seufale — Second Row

Ben Stevanovic — Halfback, Five-Eighth

Bennett Wheelhouse — Hooker

Bill Stapleton — Second Row

Byron Pinkerton — Utility

Connelly Leumelu — Fullback, Wing

Curtis Wilson — Wing, Centre

Edward Carter — Front Row

Gus Garzaniti — Halfback, Five-Eighth

Harrison Leonard — Front Row

Henry Lealuga-Puhotau — Second Row

Israel Seufale — Wing, Centre

Jake Scott — Hooker

James Tautaiolefua — Wing, Centre, Fullback

Jarrod Spicer — Second Row

Jesse Allan — Wing, Centre

Jonothan Talamaivao — Front Row

Josh Bermingham — Halfback, Five-Eighth

Kane McQuiggin — Second Row

Kiani Marshall — Utility

Liam Pakau — Centre, Wing

Lucas Castle — Second Row

Max Burey — Halfback, Five-Eighth

Moana Matakaiongo — Front Row

Nathan Tui — Wing, Centre

Peter Pakoti — Wing, Centre

Pulonga Kavaefiaifi — Wing, Centre

Riley Cheshire — Front Row

Rua Ngati — Hooker

Shrondre Lee-Silva — Wing, Centre

Will Lawson — Front Row

Coach: Craig Wilson

Assistant: Gary Burgess

 

Western Suburbs Magpies Intrust Super Premiership Assistant Coach, John Skandalis.
Western Suburbs Magpies Intrust Super Premiership Assistant Coach, John Skandalis.

 

WESTERN SUBURBS MAGPIES 2018 INTRUST SUPER PREMIERSHIP SQUAD

Bayley Faull — Front Row, Lock

Bayley Sironen — Second Row, Lock, Five-Eighth

Braden Robson — Five-Eighth, Centre

Cowen Epere — Front Row

Harry O’Toole — Wing

Joseph Ratu — Front Row

Josh Drinkwater — Halfback

Judd Hanlon — Hooker

Jye Challenor — Front Row

Lucas Price — Centre, Wing

Luke Garner — Second Row

Patrice Siolo — Second Row, Lock

Toni Tali — Centre

Watson Heleta — Fullback, Wing

Coach: Brett Hodgson

Assistant: John Skandalis

 

WESTS TIGERS 2018 DEVELOPMENT LIST

Dylan Smith — Fullback

Heath Gibbs — Centre, Wing

Sam McIntyre — Second Row, Lock, Front Row

Thomas Mikaele — Front Row