Canterbury Cup Team Announcement: Round 23

Western Suburbs Magpies Canterbury Cup Coach Brett Hodgson has named his side to take on the Newtown Jets for their Round 23 clash this Saturday at Henson Park.

Kickoff for the match is at 12:45pm AEST with live coverage via FOX League.

After going down in a tight loss last week to the Penrith Panthers, Hodgson's side will again be without a number of key players due to first-grade commitments, but still includes several NRL squad members with Dylan Smith, Kane Bradley, Sam McIntyre, Robbie Rochow and Alex Seyfarth all named for the Magpies.

Jersey Flegg-eligible forwards Michael Fenn, Felix Smith and Ray Jankovic are also included while Joseph Ratuvakacereivalu returns from injury in a boost for the side.

Currently sitting in 10th position on the ladder, Western Suburbs can move to seventh with a win over the Jets — whom they defeated 32-22 earlier this year — while a loss would leave them in doubt of making the Canterbury Cup finals.

Despite recording just two wins from their past five games, Newtown have a strong record at Henson Park with just one defeat from eight games there this season.

For all live scores and coverage of the game, visit the Match Centre here.

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Jets is number 1 William Kennedy
    Fullback for Magpies is number 1 Dylan Smith
  • Winger for Jets is number 2 Luke Polselli
    Winger for Magpies is number 2 Harrison O'Toole
  • Centre for Jets is number 3 Tyrone Phillips
    Centre for Magpies is number 3 Bilal Maarbani
  • Centre for Jets is number 4 Jackson Ferris
    Centre for Magpies is number 4 Watson Heleta
  • Winger for Jets is number 26 Sione Katoa
    Winger for Magpies is number 5 Kane Bradley
  • Five-Eighth for Jets is number 6 Jack A Williams
    Five-Eighth for Magpies is number 6 Max Burey
  • Halfback for Jets is number 18 Kyle Flanagan
    Halfback for Magpies is number 7 Kauri Aupouri-Puketapu

Forwards

  • Prop for Jets is number 8 Wesley Lolo
    Prop for Magpies is number 15 Patrice Siolo
  • Hooker for Jets is number 11 Scott Sorensen
    Hooker for Magpies is number 9 Soni Luke
  • Prop for Jets is number 10 Jaimin Jolliffe
    Prop for Magpies is number 18 Alex Seyfarth
  • 2nd Row for Jets is number 21 Thomas Hazelton
    2nd Row for Magpies is number 11 Jack Miller
  • 2nd Row for Jets is number 12 Siosifa Talakai
    2nd Row for Magpies is number 12 Sam McIntyre
  • Lock for Jets is number 13 Teig Wilton
    Lock for Magpies is number 13 Robbie Rochow

Interchange

  • Interchange for Jets is number 5 Matt Evans
    Interchange for Magpies is number 8 Joseph Ratuvakacereivalu
  • Interchange for Jets is number 7 Braydon Trindall
    Interchange for Magpies is number 16 Elia Faatui
  • Interchange for Jets is number 23 Toby Rudolf
    Interchange for Magpies is number 17 Felix Smith
  • Interchange for Jets is number 25 Greg Eastwood
    Interchange for Magpies is number 19 Rajko Jankovic