Canterbury Cup Team Announcement: Round 1

Western Suburbs Magpies Canterbury Cup Coach Brett Hodgson has named a strong Round 1 squad to take on the Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles at Leichhardt Oval this Saturday.

Kickoff for the match is at 3:15pm AEDT at Leichhardt Oval with the match played prior to the club's NRL season opener against the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles.

After strong performances throughout the team's two trial matches, Hodgson has named a number of fresh faces in his Round 1 side as well as NRL squad members Dylan Smith, Tyson Gamble, Oliver Clark, Sam McIntyre and Robbie Rochow.

Kauri Aupouri will captain the side alongside Gamble in the halves.

WESTERN SUBURBS MAGPIES

1. Dylan Smith
2. Harry O'Toole
3. Watson Heleta
4. Kane McQuiggin
5. Bilal Maarbani
6. Tyson Gamble
7. Kauri Aupouri (capt.)
8. Oliver Clark
9. Braden Robson
10. Elia Faatui
11. Sam McIntyre
12. Jack Miller
13. Robbie Rochow

Interchange:
14. Patrice Siolo
15. Dylan Clifford
16. Henry Lealuga-Puhotau
19. Soni Luke
21. Joseph Ratuvakacereivalu

Coach: Brett Hodgson