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ISP Team Announcement: Round 20

Western Suburbs Magpies Intrust Super Premiership Coach Brett Hodgson has named his side to take on Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles for their Round 20 clash.

Kickoff for the match is at 12:45pm AEST on Saturday, July 28 from Lottoland.

Live coverage of the match is available via FOX League as Western Suburbs look to bounce back from a run of three straight defeats and keep their hopes at a top four finish alive with five games to play.

Hodgson's side showed glimpses of the form that had them primed for a potential minor premiership push in a last start defeat to the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, but they'll need to improve on their defence this week as they take on a Sea Eagles outfit who sit just one point outside the top eight.

Western Suburbs did get the win when these two teams met earlier in the year at Leichhardt Oval, but will field a very different looking lineup this weekend with several players unavailable for selection.

Malakai Watene-Zelezniak's inclusion on the wing sees Lucas Price move to the centres in place of Toni Tali, while Jacob Liddle is also a key return after missing last week's loss with illness.

Joseph Ratu and Cowen Epere start in the front row with both Tim Grant and Oliver Clark unavailable, while 2018 Development squad forward Sam McIntyre starts in the back row alongside Chris McQueen.

Jersey Flegg players Ben Seufale, Alex Seyfarth and Connelly Lemuelu have been named on the bench.

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Sea Eagles is number 1 Jade Anderson
    Fullback for Magpies is number 1 Watson Heleta
  • Winger for Sea Eagles is number 2 Vai Toutai
    Winger for Magpies is number 2 Harrison O'Toole
  • Centre for Sea Eagles is number 19 Tevita Funa
    Centre for Magpies is number 3 Braden Robson
  • Centre for Sea Eagles is number 4 Jonathan Wright
    Centre for Magpies is number 4 Lucas Price
  • Winger for Sea Eagles is number 5 John Folau
    Winger for Magpies is number 5 Malakai Watene-Zelezniak
  • Five-Eighth for Sea Eagles is number 6 Tom Wright
    Five-Eighth for Magpies is number 6 Tyson Gamble
  • Halfback for Sea Eagles is number 7 Cade Cust
    Halfback for Magpies is number 7 Pita Godinet

Forwards

  • Prop for Sea Eagles is number 18 Lloyd Perrett
    Prop for Magpies is number 8 Joseph Ratuvakacereivalu
  • Hooker for Sea Eagles is number 14 Lewis Brown
    Hooker for Magpies is number 9 Jacob Liddle
  • Prop for Sea Eagles is number 10 Toafofoa Sipley
    Prop for Magpies is number 10 Cowen Epere
  • 2nd Row for Sea Eagles is number 11 Jack Gosiewski
    2nd Row for Magpies is number 11 Robbie Rochow
  • 2nd Row for Sea Eagles is number 12 James Hasson
    2nd Row for Magpies is number 12 Sam McIntyre
  • Lock for Sea Eagles is number 13 Tom Amone
    Lock for Magpies is number 13 Patrice Siolo

Interchange

  • Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 16 Tyler Cassel
    Interchange for Magpies is number 14 Bayley Sironen
  • Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 17 Dylan Kelly
    Interchange for Magpies is number 15 Kurt Aldridge
  • Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 20 Dean Matterson
    Interchange for Magpies is number 16 Alex Seyfarth
  • Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 22 Fred Junior Mauala
    Interchange for Magpies is number 21 Ben Seufale

Match Officials

  • Referee: Todd Smith
  • Touch Judge: Benjamin Teague
  • Touch Judge: Martin Jones

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