Western Suburbs Magpies Knock-On Effect NSW Cup Coach Ben Gardiner has named his 20-man squad to take on the Canberra Raiders for their season opener this Sunday.
Gardiner has named a strong squad for the match at GIO Stadium, which will be played as the curtain-raiser to Wests Tigers clash against the Raiders at 4:00pm.
Halfback Jock Madden will lead the side around and will be high on confidence after an impressive pre-season with the NRL squad which also saw him re-sign with the club on a one-year extension until the end of 2022.
New Wests Tigers recruit Tuki Simpkins is another player to keep an eye on after he showed his skills in the first grade trial games last month, while 2021 Development Players Kelma Tuilagi, William Kei and Reece Hoffman have also been named.
NRL squad members Zac Cini, Jake Simpkin and Alex Seyfarth will also feature for the Magpies this week, who will be eager for a big 2021 campaign after last year’s season was cancelled following Round 1 due to COVID-19.
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Match: Raiders v Magpies
Round 1 -
Fullback for Raiders is number 1 Caleb AekinsFullback for Magpies is number 1 Zac Cini
Winger for Raiders is number 2 Albert HopoateWinger for Magpies is number 2 Allan Fitzgibbon
Centre for Raiders is number 3 Matthew TimokoCentre for Magpies is number 3 William Kei
Centre for Raiders is number 4 Harley Smith-ShieldsCentre for Magpies is number 4 Kiah Cooper
Winger for Raiders is number 5 Semi ValemeiWinger for Magpies is number 5 Reece Hoffman
Five-Eighth for Raiders is number 6 Matt FrawleyFive-Eighth for Magpies is number 6 Zach Dockar-Clay
Halfback for Raiders is number 7 Sam WilliamsHalfback for Magpies is number 7 Jock Madden
Prop for Raiders is number 8 Keaton Walkington-MeadsProp for Magpies is number 10 Alex Seyfarth
Hooker for Raiders is number 9 Tom StarlingHooker for Magpies is number 9 Jake Simpkin
Prop for Raiders is number 10 Emre GulerProp for Magpies is number 11 Edenn Rogers-Smith
2nd Row for Raiders is number 11 Harry Rushton2nd Row for Magpies is number 12 Kelma Tuilagi
2nd Row for Raiders is number 12 Clay Webb2nd Row for Magpies is number 19 Michael Chee Kam
Lock for Raiders is number 13 Darby MedlynLock for Magpies is number 8 Tukimihia Simpkins
Interchange for Raiders is number 14 Brad SchneiderInterchange for Magpies is number 13 Tom Freebairn
Interchange for Raiders is number 15 Adrian TrevilyanInterchange for Magpies is number 14 Joseph Taipari
Interchange for Raiders is number 16 Silafano TitiutiInterchange for Magpies is number 15 Ky Rodwell
Interchange for Raiders is number 20 Caleb EseraInterchange for Magpies is number 16 Austin Dias
Reserve for Raiders is number 18 Elijah AndersonReserve for Magpies is number 20 Regan Hughes
WESTERN SUBURBS MAGPIES
1. Zac Cini
2. Allan Fitzgibbon
3. William Kei
4. Kiah Cooper
5. Reece Hoffman
6. Zach Dockar-Clay
7. Jock Madden
8. Tuki Simpkins
9. Jake Simpkin
10. Alex Seyfarth
11. Edenn Rogers-Smith
12. Kelma Tuilagi
13. Tom Freebairn
14. Joseph Taipari
15. Ky Rodwell
16. Austin Dias
17. EJ Lui
18. Israel Ogden
19. Tyler Field
20. Regan Hughes
Coach: Ben Gardiner