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Wests Tigers to represent City and Country this weekend

Fifteen players from Wests Tigers pathways and women’s teams have been selected in representative sides for this weekend’s 2023 City vs Country carnival at Kogarah.

Eight games will be played across three days with the Harvey Norman Women's Country v City match to kick things off on Thursday 4th May, with a further seven matches to be played over the weekend (6-7 May).

All matches will be played at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium apart from the Wheelchair Rugby League match which will be held at Queanbeyan PCYC.

Onitoni Large in action
Onitoni Large in action ©Warren Gannon

Wests Magpies Harold Matthews Cup teammates Onitoni Large (five eighth) and Heamasi Makasini (centre) will line up for City Under-16s against Country Under-16s. 

Playing for Country will be Paul Johnson (winger), Peter Taai (Lock) and PJ French (prop), all of whom played for Macarthur Wests Tigers Andrew Johns Cup team this season.  Taai also represented Wests Magpies in this year’s Harold Matthews Cup.

Tallyn Da Silva looking for runners
Tallyn Da Silva looking for runners

Five players from last year’s premiership-winning Wests Magpies Harold Matthews Cup team, who this season played up an age in the SG Ball Cup, have been chosen to represent City Under-18s.   

Kit Laulilii on the charge
Kit Laulilii on the charge ©Warren Gannon

Kit Laulilii (lock), Tallyn Da Silva (hooker), Jordan Miller (prop), Lachlan Galvin (five-eighth) and Heath Mason (fullback) will line up against Macarthur Wests Tigers Laurie Daley Cup players, Ryan Polsen (prop), Daniel Waqa (winger) and Sosefo Finau (second row).  Waqa and Finau have also played SG Ball with Wests Magpies this season.

Strong carry against the Sharks by Christian Pio
Strong carry against the Sharks by Christian Pio ©Shot of Guac

Wests Tigers Harvey Norman Women’s captain, Christian Pio will play for City in the Women’s Open Age match on Thursday. She’ll be lining up against Kezie Apps, who is also a member of Wests Tigers inaugural NRLW team in 2023.

Tarsha Gale skipper Jae Patu takes on the line
Tarsha Gale skipper Jae Patu takes on the line ©Shot of Guac

Wests Tigers Tarsha Gale captain, Jae Patu will represent City in the Women’s Under-19s on Sunday.

View the full schedule and all City and Country squads here.

Acknowledgement of Country

Wests Tigers respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.

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