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Magpies looking for back-to-back wins in Bankwest opener

Western Suburbs Magpies will be looking to make it back-to-back wins this Easter Long Weekend when they take on the Wentworthville Magpies in Round 6 of the Canterbury Cup.

After a dominant 32-12 win over the Panthers last week, Western Suburbs find themselves in 4th place going into Round 6 and will be looking to soar even higher when they take on the 7th-placed Wentworthville in this Easter Monday clash.

The game will certainly be one for the history books as it will be played at the new Bankwest Stadium. When Wests take on Wentworthville on Monday it will not only be the first rugby league match played there but the first ever sporting match.

Wests will be going into this game high on confidence following their 20-point win over Penrith — a much-needed result after conceding 50 points to Mounties the week before. The Magpies have only claimed victory over their mascot rivals once in the last two years and will be hoping to improve that statistic when they face off on Easter Monday, the date of their most recent victory over Wentworthville.

Captain Kauri Aupouri will be hoping to carry his good form over into this weekend’s game after he proved crucial to Magpies’ collecting the win last week. The halfback got on the scoresheet twice against Penrith and he will be looking to do the same on Monday, while the likes of David Nofoaluma, Elijah Taylor, Paul Momirovski and Chris McQueen could again come in to calculations after being named as reserves in the extended NRL squad by Head Coach Michael Maguire.

Marshall happy to see Reynolds thriving at five-eighth


On the other side of the field, Wentworthville will be looking to get back to winning ways following last week’s defeat to league leaders Mounties. Wentworthville held the lead of 10-6 at half time but ultimately crumbled in the second half when Mounties turned it up a notch and eventually saw out the win.

Wentworthville have had a huge shake up in preparation for this weekend’s game with a total of six changes for the game against Western Suburbs.

Oregon Kaufusi and Ray Stone have both been promoted to the Eels' first-grade squad, while Greg Leleisiuao could also come in to first-grade calculations as Blake Ferguson battles nose and rib injuries picked up in last week's loss to Canberra.

Kick off for the match is at 1:30pm AEST from Bankwest Stadium.

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Magpies is number 1 Josh Bergamin
    Fullback for Magpies is number 1 Dylan Smith
  • Winger for Magpies is number 2 Bevan French
    Winger for Magpies is number 23 David Nofoaluma
  • Centre for Magpies is number 3 Josh Minhinnick
    Centre for Magpies is number 3 Tommy Talau
  • Centre for Magpies is number 4 Ethan Parry
    Centre for Magpies is number 16 Paul Momirovski
  • Winger for Magpies is number 20 Greg Leleisiuao
    Winger for Magpies is number 5 Kane Bradley
  • Five-Eighth for Magpies is number 6 Brad Keighran
    Five-Eighth for Magpies is number 6 Tyson Gamble
  • Halfback for Magpies is number 7 Rhys Davies
    Halfback for Magpies is number 7 Kauri Aupouri-Puketapu

Forwards

  • Prop for Magpies is number 8 Mitchell Butfield
    Prop for Magpies is number 20 Elijah Taylor
  • Hooker for Magpies is number 9 Matt McIlwrick
    Hooker for Magpies is number 9 Jacob Liddle
  • Prop for Magpies is number 18 Kane Evans
    Prop for Magpies is number 21 Patrice Siolo
  • 2nd Row for Magpies is number 11 Andrew Davey
    2nd Row for Magpies is number 11 Sam McIntyre
  • 2nd Row for Magpies is number 12 Salesi Fainga'a
    2nd Row for Magpies is number 12 Jack Miller
  • Lock for Magpies is number 13 D'Rhys Miller
    Lock for Magpies is number 13 Robbie Rochow

Interchange

  • Interchange for Magpies is number 14 Kieran Hayman
    Interchange for Magpies is number 4 Kane McQuiggin
  • Interchange for Magpies is number 15 Jacob Esau
    Interchange for Magpies is number 8 Joseph Ratuvakacereivalu
  • Interchange for Magpies is number 16 Joel Luani
    Interchange for Magpies is number 18 Alex Seyfarth
  • Interchange for Magpies is number 17 Nick Kassis
    Interchange for Magpies is number 15 Elia Faatui