Fonua, Clark, Garner and Taylor all named for Magpies

Western Suburbs Magpies Canterbury Cup Coach Brett Hodgson has finalised his side to take on the South Sydney Rabbitohs today for their Round 11 clash at Redfern Oval.

Kickoff for the match is at 1:10pm AEST with live coverage via 9GEM.

Looking to bounce back from a last start draw against the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, Hodgson has named a strong side with a number of late changes.

With Dylan Smith (ankle) out injured, Watson Heleta makes a timely return from a hamstring injury to fill in at fullback while Mahe Fonua plays his first Canterbury Cup game of the year in the centres. Versatile forward Sam McIntyre also slots in to the centres with Luke Garner and Robbie Rochow named in the back row.

Joseph Ratuvakacereivalu starts in the front row alongside Oliver Clark with Elijah Taylor at lock to cap off an experienced forward pack for the Magpies today.

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Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Rabbitohs is number 1 James Tautaiolefua
    Fullback for Magpies is number 3 Watson Heleta
  • Winger for Rabbitohs is number 2 Leigh Higgins
    Winger for Magpies is number 2 Harrison O'Toole
  • Centre for Rabbitohs is number 3 Jacob Gagan
    Centre for Magpies is number 11 Sam McIntyre
  • Centre for Rabbitohs is number 4 Levi Dodd
    Centre for Magpies is number 24 Mahe Fonua
  • Winger for Rabbitohs is number 5 Dylan O'Connor
    Winger for Magpies is number 5 Kane Bradley
  • Five-Eighth for Rabbitohs is number 6 Bayley Sironen
    Five-Eighth for Magpies is number 6 Tyson Gamble
  • Halfback for Rabbitohs is number 7 Dean Hawkins
    Halfback for Magpies is number 7 Kauri Aupouri-Puketapu

Forwards

  • Prop for Rabbitohs is number 8 Tom Amone
    Prop for Magpies is number 8 Joseph Ratuvakacereivalu
  • Hooker for Rabbitohs is number 9 Billy Brittain
    Hooker for Magpies is number 9 Braden Robson
  • Prop for Rabbitohs is number 10 Ky Rodwell
    Prop for Magpies is number 17 Oliver Clark
  • 2nd Row for Rabbitohs is number 11 Trent Peoples
    2nd Row for Magpies is number 15 Luke Garner
  • 2nd Row for Rabbitohs is number 12 Jack Johns
    2nd Row for Magpies is number 12 Robbie Rochow
  • Lock for Rabbitohs is number 13 Keaon Koloamatangi
    Lock for Magpies is number 13 Elijah Taylor

Interchange

  • Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 15 Tarquinn Butler
    Interchange for Magpies is number 14 Soni Luke
  • Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 16 Brock Gray
    Interchange for Magpies is number 18 Alex Seyfarth
  • Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 17 Matthew Jurd
    Interchange for Magpies is number 19 Bilal Maarbani
  • Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 18 Joshua Cook
    Interchange for Magpies is number 21 Patrice Siolo