Some of the finest players to ever pull on the Western Suburbs Magpies jersey will be attending the annual Pratten Park Magpies Re-union at Allianz Stadium on Sunday, April 1.
The re-union is
set to attract more than 200 former Magpies players and will be held for
the very first time on a Wests Tigers match day.
As part of the
day’s entertainment in the build up to the Round 5 Heritage clash
against South Sydney, Wests Tigers will celebrate the 60th anniversary
of the 1952 grand final between the Magpies and South Sydney.
Suburbs beat South Sydney 22-12 in one of the toughest grand finals
ever contested. It was the last first grade premiership the Magpies won.
Suburbs Test internationals Harry Wells, Tommy Raudonikis, Arthur
Summons, Noel Kelly, John Elford, John Dorahy and Jim Leis are just some
of the names attending the re-union to be held at the SCG Members Bar.
former Magpies players will also be introduced to the crowd at Allianz
Stadium prior to the NRL kick-off at 3pm. Wests Tigers will wear the
Magpies heritage jersey for the match.
Other Magpies players
attending include Bill Keato, Neville Charlton, John ‘Chow’ Hayes, Jim
Tody, Ray Brown, Ray Costello, Bob Cooper, Trevor Cogger, Peter Rowles,
Allan Fallah, Ivan Jones, Darcy Russell, Tony Ford, Mick Liubinskas and
Wests Tigers and South Sydney will battle for the
inaugural Men of League Cup with officials expecting a crowd of more
than 30,000 for the game.
Wests Tigers have also come up with a
special $10 ticket offer exclusively for former grade players from any
clubs in the NSWRL, ARL, Super League and NRL eras.
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