Wests Tigers head coach Benji Marshall has wished all his club’s pathways players the best of luck ahead of the junior representative season.
The NSWRL junior representative season kicks off this weekend with seven of Wests Tigers eight junior rep teams in action.
Marshall and several of his senior players have joined the chorus of support at Wests Tigers, as 126 young players prepare for their first game of the season.
“Making any representative side is a special honour and our players should feel very proud to be wearing Wests Tigers’ colours,” said Marshall.
“Congratulations to all players in our pathways teams this season, to those playing this weekend, and to those who will get their opportunity as the season unfolds.
Keep working hard and good things will come.Benji Marshall
Several Wests Tigers NRL squad members will be in action in the first round, including the likes of Tallyn Da Silva and Jordan Miller, who will both be playing for Western Suburbs in the SG Ball Cup.
Other local juniors who have also trained with the NRL squad over summer will line up against the Sea Eagles at Brookvale on Saturday, including Heath Mason, Luke Laulilii and Will Craig.
Talented young halfback Marc Tannous is another who has trained with the top squad over summer, and he’ll be guiding Balmain’s SG Ball team against the Sharks at Cronulla.
This game will be one of four involving Wests Tigers junior rep teams back-to-back at Pointsbet Stadium on Saturday, including the club’s two junior female teams.
Wests Tigers Lisa Fiaola Cup team will play its first ever game in the new expanded competition, before Wests Tigers Tarsha Gale Cup team also takes on the Sharks.
Tiana Lee-Thorne, who has stepped up to a NRLW top-30 contract in 2024, will captain Wests Tigers Tarsha Gale team.
Our two Macarthur Wests Tigers teams in the Andrew Johns and Laurie Dale Cup competitions will play back-to-back games at Kirkham Oval on Sunday.
Find all this weekend's pathways fixtures here.