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Sunshine Coast Travel Diary

Wests Tigers have hit the Sunshine Coast for their Round 15 clash against the Melbourne Storm.

Stay up to date with our travel blog for updates across the weekend.

Game day

We've arrived at Sunshine Coast Stadium for the big game — no changes to the team named during the week with Ken Maumalo set to debut!

 
 
 
 
 
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Team beach walk

The boys kicked off game day with a stroll down to Noosa Main Beach, followed by a couple of games on the sand. 

Ken Maumolo jersey presentation 

Coach Michael Maguire had the opportunity to present new recruit Ken Maumolo with his first Wests Tigers jersey ahead of the winger's club debut on Saturday night.

A video tribute — featuring players, coaches, friends and family members — was shown in front of the playing group before Maumolo received his playing jersey. 

 
 
 
 
 
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Final training session before game day

The boys ran through their paces on Friday morning with a solid hit-out in Noosa!

It was the final training session before they face the Storm on Saturday night.


Jet flying back into the centres

Speedy outside back James Roberts will shift from the wing back into the centres for Saturday's match — and he was looking sharp at training on Friday.

I’m looking forward to being back in the centres and I’m hoping to have a big game, but the only thing that matters is getting the two competition points.

 
 
 
 
 
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Mbye returns to home of the Pirates

A Noosa Pirates junior, local boy Moses Mbye was a fan favourite when Wests Tigers trained at at the home of his junior footy club in Noosa. 

He was swamped with a number of kids asking for autographs and photos. 

 
 
 
 
 
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Madge chats to the media before flying

Wests Tigers Coach Michael Maguire fronted the press at Sydney Airport before flying to the Sunshine Coast for his side's clash against the Storm.

As a Coach, I really enjoy playing the big teams — that’s the reason why you play. You want to perform at that level and continually grow on what we’ve build.

Maguire excited by ladder-leading Storm challenge