Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Saturday night NRL match for Campbelltown

The NRL has announced the next Wests Tigers match at Campbelltown will be a Saturday night clash against rival team from Western Sydney, the Penrith Panthers.

The block buster match will be held on Saturday the 14th of July with kickoff for the main game at 7:30pm.

With both teams showing plenty of ability this year the match dubbed the "Battle of the West" should be a classic shootout.

So put the date in your calendar, lets support our local NRL team at our local NRL stadium.

We hope to see the "Full House" signs finally put up at Campbelltown Stadium.

Wests Tigers beat Cowboys at Campbelltown

Wests Tigers recorded a hard fought 26-18 win over the North Queensland Cowboys at Campbelltown Sports Stadium in round 12 of the Telstra Premiership.

It was the Wests Tigers fifth consecutive win and moves the side to 14 points and in eighth position on the ladder.

In front of a crowd of 13,059, the match marked the NRL debut of talented five-eighth Curtis Sironen who rose through the ranks of the Balmain juniors to Wests Tigers NYC and first grade.

Wests Tigers opened the scoring in the 2nd minute when full-back Tim Moltzen scored off a bomb by half-back Benji Marshall after the ball was spilt by Cowboys full-back Matt Bowen. Marshall converted the try for a 6-0 lead.

Marshall fired up three minutes later when he was taken out by prop James Tamou after kicking the ball on the last tackle. Two minutes later Wests Tigers hooker and captain Robbie Farah was crunched heavily by second-rower Glen Hall after trying to burrow over from dummy half. Farah showed his toughness by getting back up on his feet after seeking medical attention.

A minute later, Marshall converted a penalty goal after the Cowboys were ruled offside next to their posts for an 8-0 lead.

The Cowboys opened their account in the 19th minute when Hall reached out to score. The try came on the back of a penalty to the visitors after a poor last tackle kick by Marshall saw Nth Queensland go on attack. Thurston converted the try to leave the Cowboys trailing 8-6.

Two minutes later, the Cowboys were in again when Thurston found the Wests Tigers short on the left to send winger Antonio Winterstein over for a try. Thurston converted the try from the sideline to give North Queensland a 12-8 lead after 23 minutes.

Wests Tigers regained the lead in the 37th minute after Cowboys full-back Matt Bowen tried to flick the ball on one handed from Thurston. The ball went straight into the arms of Wests Tigers winger Lote Tuqiri who raced 40 metres to score under the posts. Marshall converted the try to send Wests Tigers into half-time with a 14-12 lead.

2nd Half
Wests Tigers went on the attack inside the Cowboys after a long run by winger Matt Utai. The next play saw Marshall throw a pass on the blind side to centre Beau Ryan but he went into touch.

Sironen entered the field in the 49th minute to make his NRL debut in just his fourth game this season after recovering from off season shoulder surgery.

A minute later, Sironen crossed the tryline off a Marshall pass but the ball was ruled forward. Wests Tigers got inside the Cowboys quarter following a long run by Marshall from a grubber kick.

Marshall got Wests Tigers out to an 18-12 lead in the 58th minute when he held up the ball before getting on the inside of Hall to reach out to score. The try came after Wests Tigers decided to keep the pressure on despite receiving two penalties neat the posts. Marshall converted the try to give Wests Tigers a 20-12 lead after 60 minutes.

The Cowboys got back to 20-16 in the 65th minute through a try to winger Ashley Graham after the ball was spread quickly to the right following a long downfield run on the previous play by Tamou.
Thurston converted the try to leave the Cowboys trailing 20-18.

Some smart play by winger Matt Utai saw Wests Tigers trap Bowen in goal after Utai put a grubber kick through. In the following set, Bowen held up Heighington over the tryline to deny Wests Tigers a try.

Farah came close to scoring but lost the ball just a metre from the tryline in the 63rd minute. He got up again after seeking more medical treatment in a gallant effort.

An intercept pass by centre Chris Lawrence saw Wests Tigers regain possession 45 metres out from the Cowboys tryline. The next play, the Cowboys were ruled offside.

From the penalty, Wests Tigers went deep inside the Cowboys quarter before Marshall delivered a perfect ball to send full-back Tim Moltzen over in the 77th minute to send the home crowd into a frenzy. Marshall converted the try to give Wests Tigers the 26-18 lead.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Match Report Round 13 VB NSW Cup - Western Suburbs v Balmain/Ryde-Eastwood

The Western Suburbs Magpies suffered their most humiliating and demoralising defeat in the club's history today going down to arch rivals, Balmain/Ryde-Eastwood to the tune of 88-16.

The side known these days by its acronym, BRET totally toyed with their opponents today with five-eighth Dane Chisholm causing havoc every time he touched the ball and finished with four tries and eight goals from as many attempts for a personal haul of 32 points whilst Kurtis Rowe finished with a double.

The rout started at the third minute mark on the back of a penalty when Marc Russell held up a pass before finding Shaun Spence to cross for an easy try under the posts. Sean Meaney converted for a 6-0 lead.

The Magpies responded at the seven minute mark after the tigers lost the ball on their 20m line and a short while later, Nigel Millgate put in a perfectly timed kick for winger Amanono Tovio to pluck the ball out of the air and score in the corner with just centimetres to work with. Millgate missed the conversion and the 6-4 scoreline was as good as it got for the Magpies for the afternoon.

The Tigers scored their second try at the 12 minute mark after receiving a penalty 10m out from the Wests line and former Parramatta U20 forward, Ava Seumanufagai barged over from close to the line. Meaney converted for a 12-4 scoreline.

Another penalty at the 15 minute mark on half time saw the Tigers score shortly after when Meaney scored out wide and converted from the sideline for a 18-4 scoreline.

Dane Chisholm score the first of his four tries for the afternoon in the 20th minute after he simply palmed off a would be tackler for a 50 metre run to the tryline. Meaney made no mistake with the conversion and it was 24-4.

Another try came at the 24 minute mark when a last tackle bomb was spilt by Wests and was picked up by Rhys Curran who then strolled over the line and with Meaney converting, it was an embarrassing 30-4 scoreline at better then a point a minute.

Just four minutes later, fullback Tim Simona scored from the result of appalling Wests defence. Fielding the ball on his on 40m line, he simply burst through in the middle of the paddock through shoddy defence on a 50 metre run to score under the posts. Meaney again was on target and it was 36-4.

Poor Wests defence at the 32nd minute mark saw Kurtis Rowe score his first for the afternoon as a result of broken play on Wests 20m line. Meaney missed with his final conversion attempt of the afternoon for a 40-4 score line.

Wests scored five minutes before half time when rookie five-eighth Chris Nay scored near the posts after a great run by second rower Mundarra Weldon down the Eastern Grandstand side and linked up with his winger Michael La Manna who passed inside for Nay to score. Millgate added the extras for a halftime score of 40-10.

It took the Tigers just two minutes to score in the second half when former Cairns Kangaroo player Linc Port score after an evasive run down the sideline to cross the tryline and was able to improve the position to near the posts where Dane Chisholm, taking over from Sean Meaney, converted for a 46-10 scoreline.

Five minutes later, Wests were ruled to have knocked on near their 10m line and rookie Luke Williams, a former Western Suburbs SG Ball player scored after stepping out from flimsy attempted tackles. Chisholm converted and it was now another half century this season against Wests - 52-10.

At the 52nd minute mark, former East Campbelltown junior and Western Suburbs NSW Cup player, Dayne Craig scored out wide from simple ball movement along the backline. Chisholm converted from the sideline and it was 58-10.

An all-in brawl erupted at the 59th minute mark which was Tigers winger Dayne Craig and Magpies forward Henry Iuta sent to the sin bin. The Tigers scored a minute later when Brodie Monroe ran onto a great pass from Chisholm who looked one way then passed the other way. Chisholm converted for a 64-10 scoreline

At the 63rd minute mark, Chisholm scored under the posts after toying with the Magpies defence with some dazzling foot work and duly converted his own try for a 70-10 scoreline - the fourth time this season the Magpies had conceded 70+ points in a game and it wasn't about to end there.

Two minutes later, Chisholm scored his third try when he backed up from a charge upfield from Curren who found Simona in support and then Chisholm ended the movement to score under the posts again and converted for a 76-10 scoreline.

At the 70 minute mark, Chisholm scored his fourth and final try of the afternoon with another fleet footed display stepping around defenders to score another easy try under the posts. He added the extras and for the first time this season, a team in the NSW Cup had conceded 80 points in a game. Scoreline was now 82-10.

Wests managed to score at the 76 minute mark when big Seffa Silafu picked up a loose ball near the Tigers tryline for an easy try. Millgate converted and it was 82-16 but the Tigers were not finished and scored in the final minute when Rowe scored his second try accelating through a gap near the Wests tryline. Chisholm added the extras for a final scoreline of 88-16.

For the Tigers, Dane Chisholm was a cut above anyone else on the field whilst halfback Marc Russell was always creating oppotunities out wide and the smaller Tigers forward pack dominated the larger Magpie counterparts with Shaun Spence, Rhys Curren and Jack Spencer working very well as a unit. In reality, the Tigers didn't have one bad player and their task was made so much easier by the poor and lackluster Magpies defence particularly outwide.

For Wests, as usual Dean Parata tried his heart out in defence whilst Jay Maseuli never shirked away from taking the ball up.

The season is not even at the halfway mark and already the Magpies have conceded over 700 points and their for and against is just under 600. Where the Magpies go from here is anybody's guess.

Balmain/Ryde-Eastwood 88 ( Chisholm 4, Rowe 2, Spence, Seumanufagai, Meaney, Curren, Port, Simona, Williams, Craig, Monroe tries: Chisholm 8, Meaney 6 goals) def Wests 16 (Tovio, Nay, Seffa tries: Millgate 2 goals)

Halftime - Balmain/Ryde-Eastwood 40 - Western Suburbs 10

Goal kickers - Tigers - Chisholm 8/8, Meaney 6/7  Wests - Millgate 2/3

Penalties - Balmain/Ryde-Eastwood 7 Wests 1

 Western Suburbs
1 Zoram Watene
2 Amanono Tovio
21 Tuki Jackson
4 Michael Lekkas
5 Michael La Manna
6 Dean Parata
7 Nigel Millgate
8 Jay Maseuli
9 Chris Nay
10 Todd Makejev
11 Mundarra Weldon
12 Seffa Silafu
13 Daniel La Manna

15 Henry Iuta
16 Alan Daly
18 Terrence Green
22 Latu Fifita

1 Tim Simona
2 Dayne Craig
3 Sean Meaney
4 Jake Clarke
22 Linc Port
6 Dane Chisholm
7 Marc Russell
8 Shaun Spence
9 Pat Politoni
18 Ava Seumanufagai
11 Jarrod Farlow
12 Rhys Curren
13 Nathan Waters

14 Jack Spencer
15 Brodie Monroe
16 Kurtis Rowe
20 Luke Williams

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Match Report - Round 12 VB NSW Cup - Mounties v Western Suburbs

Perfect conditions for rugby league greeted fans at Mt Pritchard Sports Ground which saw Mounties break a five game loosing streak with a comprehensive and emphatic 50-6 win against a Western Suburbs outfit whose season continues to freefall. Lock forward Matt McIIwrick scored a hatrick of tries and a double to Sami Sauiluma. The score could have been higher but for poor goal kicking from Mounties who used four goal kickers for the day.

The first ten minutes saw an arm wrestle between the two forward packs with Mounties unable to finish promising raids by some last ditch defence from the Magpies. But the Magpies couldn't hold on and the scoring commenced at the 13th minute when poor defence around the scrum saw halfback Masada Iosefa put fullback Haydon Hodge through a huge gap near the Wests tryline for an easy four pointer. Hodge missed the conversion attempt.

The next ten minutes saw a stop start affair with string of penalties to both sides and Mounties made the most of their possession when centre Sami Sauiluma scored at the 23rd minute after great lead up work from winger Dimitri Pelo. Accepting a cut out pass on his own 20m line, Pelo easily beat his opposite number with a thundering run down the touchline before stepping back inside to find Sauiliuma in support for an easy run to the line. Hodge again missed the conversion but the signs were not looking good for Wests and so it proved when Pelo scored just three minutes later when he chased a kick through into the ingoal, where the a Wests player slipped whilst trying to gather in the ball and Pelo was able to dive on the loose ball. Dean Springfield took over the goal kicking duties but he too was unable to convert. 12-0 in favour of Mounties.

From the ensuing kickoff, Mounties were able to work the ball deep into Wests territory and centre Drury Low scored out wide at the half hour mark. Iosefa took over the goal kicking duties and duly landed Mounties first goal of the afternoon. Mounties 18 Wests 0.

Wests only try of the game came six minutes before halftime when winger Greg Davis took an intercept on his own 20m line and out paced the converging defence to score near the posts. Nigel Millgate added the extra for an 18-6 scoreline.

Mounties scored in the final minute of the first half on the back of a penalty when former Manly and Cowboys winger Michael Bani scored after a simple one on one missed tackle by his opposite. Iosefa missed the conversion for a half time score of Mounties 22 Wests 6.

Any hint of a Wests comeback in the second half were totally torpedoed by Mounties with tries in the 45th, 48th and 50th minute. The first was by Matt McIIwrick who score after a scrum win on Wests 20m line after good lead up work from replacement forward, John Leiataua who played with the Magpies at the start of the year before being granted a release. Scott Jones was now handed the goal kicking duties and added the extras. The next try in this period was by former Cabramatta player Nick Kassis after Iosefa held up a pass to find Kassis who crashed over the line. Jones again converted and the next try was scored by Sauiliuma after another short pass by Iosefa on Wests 40m line. Sauiliuma still had a bit of work to do but was able to spin out of a tackle and race over the line. Jones missed the conversion but it was now 38-6 and the game was as good as over.

Mounties next try at the 57 minute mark was a result of poor marker defence when McIIwrick scored his second of the afternoon when he scooted out from dummy half on his own 40m line and went straight through the middle of the forward pack to score under the posts without a hand being laid on him. Jones converted for a 44-6 scoreline.

McIIwrick repeated the effort at the 77 minute mark with another dummy half scoot this time on the half way line and again scored under the sticks without a hand being laid on him. Hodge came back to do the goalkicking and added the extras for a final score line of 50-6 to Mounties.

For Mounties, Masada Iosefa was outstanding and its little wonder the Wests Tigers are interested in securing his services as a back up for Robbie Farah for the remainder of the season. His passing game was superb and backed it up with a great kicking display in general play. Matt McIIwrick had number 13 on his back but played dummy half for most of the game and just had too much pace for the Wests marker defence to handle. Front rower Paul Vaughan was always in the thick of the action carting the ball up whilst Dimitri Pelo on the wing made several long range runs.
Coach Steve Ghosn used his interchange to perfection with Tere Glassie and in particular John Leiataua and Nick Kassis causing problems for the tiring Wests defence with their solid runs and offloads.

For Wests, front rower Jay Maseuli keeps improving as the season wears on and made several inroads with his charges into the Mounties defence whilst also having a strong defensive game as well. Lightweight lock forward Daniel La Manna never stopped trying in defence whilst Chris Nay made a successful return from his round 1 injury with a solid game in both attack and defence. Big Seffa Silafu and Mundarra Weldon made inroads outwide wide in defence and this is something coach Trevor Schodel can certainly work on.

Next Sunday, Western Suburbs play host to arch rivals Balmain/Ryde-Eastwood at Campbelltown Stadium as the first game in a triple header for the Wests Tigers and North Queensland Cowboys NRL clash. Kick off is at 10.30am.

Mounties 50 (McIIwrick 3, Sauiliuma 2, Hodge, Low, Pelo, Bani, Kassis tries: Jones 3, Iosefa 1, Hodge 1 goals) def Wests 6 ( Davis try: Millgate 1 goal)

Half time Mounties 22 Wests 6

Goal kickers - Mounties - Jones 3/4 attempts, Hodge 1/3, Iosefa 1/2, Springfield 0/1: Wests - Millgate 1/1

Penalties - Wests 9 Mounties 8

1 Zoram Watene
2 Micjael La Manna
21 Tuki Jackson
4 Michael Lekkas
5 Greg Davis
20 Chris Nay
7 Nigel Millgate (c)
8 Jay Maseuli
18 Terence Green
15 Henry Iuta
16 Mundarra Weldon
12 Seffa Silafu
13 Daniel La Manna

10 Todd Makejev
14 Keanu Rogers
24 Adrian Trunzo
25 Henry Godinet

1 Haydon Hodge
2 Dimitri Pelo
3 Sami Sauiliuma
4 Drury Low
5 Michael Bani
18 Dean Springfield
7 Masada Iosefa
8 Mark Ioane
9 Glen Buttriss
10 Paul Vaughan
11 Scott Jones
12 Pat Galea
13 Matt McIIwrick

14 Tere Glassie
16 John Leiataua
20 Suni Fatialofa
21 Nick Kassis

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Wests Magpies Proud to be associated with Men Of League

The Western Suburbs Magpies are proud to be associated with the Men of League Foundation.

In 2012, the Western Suburbs Magpies NSW Cup team will wear the Men of League logo on the sleeves of their home and away jerseys (see pics below).

This wonderful rugby league charity was founded by former South Sydney, Eastern Suburbs and Australian player, Ron Coote AM in 2000 and launched in 2002 with its primary objective to support former players, coaches, administrators, referees, officials and their families from ALL levels of the game who have fallen on hard times.

To find out more about becoming a member of Men of League or how you can help this fantastic rugby league organisation, visit their website or follow them on Facebook and Twitter @menofleague .

Match Report - Round 11 VB NSW Cup - Western Suburbs v Wentworthville

Campbelltown Stadium was the venue for the Battle of the Magpies and it was the Wentworthville variety that prevailed in the end to the tune of 58-16.

Wentworthville came into the game looking at consolidating their recent good form over the last 4 weeks with strongs wins over Norths, Canterbury, Illawarra and a narrow loss to Auckland. For Western Sububs, it was a matter of inner self belief among the playing group.

The match was only three minutes old when Wenty opened the scoring. Dropped NRL player Ben Roberts showed his skills when he feign to kick on Wests 40m line and accelerated through a gap in the Wests defence to send a neat pass to Troy Savage on a run to the line before it was passed to Jerone Mackenzie to score in the corner. Roberts converted for a 6-0 scoreline.

Western Suburbs responded at the eight minute on the back of a penalty when rookie winger Greg Davis accepted a cut out pass from fullback Zoram Watene to score in the corner. Wests skipper Nigel Millgate converted from out wide for a 6-all scoreline.

Wests had the lions share of possession for the next 10 minutes but were unable to capitalise on some fine work by their forwards especially from Jay Maseuli and Seffa Silafu.

Another dropped Eels NRL player, Shane Shackleton scored Wenty's next try at the 20 minute mark on the back of a penalty near haflway. He was able to score under the posts in a determined run 10m out from the Wests line. Roberts converted and it was 12-6.

From the kick off, Wenty scored within their next set of six tackles with another great play by Roberts. He drew in the Wests defence out wide with a pass to winger Mackenzie which resulted in a two-on-one situation and drew in the fullback with a neat pass for former Gold Coast Titan, Jordan Atkins to score. Roberts again added the extras for a 18-6 scoreline.

Winger Vai Toutai then scored at the 32nd minute mark after he and halfback Jason Seage combined in a round-a-round movement from their own 40m line to score out wide. Roberts was again on target for a 24-6 score.

Jason Seage then scored at the 36th minute mark when he accepted a great inside ball from Justin Horo and was able to run 50m to score in the corner despite the efforts of the pursuing Wests defence. Roberts missed his first conversion attempt for the afternoon but it was now 28-6.

Pat O'Hanlon then set up a try just two minutes later when he held up a pass to find a willing runner in Jordan Atkins who in turn found former Newtown winger Troy Savage in support to score. Roberts added the extras for a half time score of 34-6 in favour of Wenty.

It didn't take long for Wenty to score in the second half when Savage scored at the 44 minute mark in a movement started by Ben Roberts who was able to find Atkins in support. The Wests defence stopped the movement but allowed Atkins to lob and overhead pass to Savage to score in the corner. Roberts converted from the side line and it was now 40-6.

From the kick off, Pat O'Hanlon took the ball up and burst through the Wests defence on a 70m run to the tryline but was tackled short of the tryline. The following backline movement saw centre Trent Jennings diving over the line out wide only for the final pass to be ruled forward.

Western Suburbs scored their second try of the day at the 54th minute mark with a last tackle play by Nigel Millgate. Instead of putting boot to ball, he gave a short pass to bustling forward Mundarra Weldon who run through a gap in the Wenty defence and was able to pick up Millgate who was backing up in support who then passed inside for fullback Zoram Watene to score near the posts. Millgate added the extras for a 40-12 scoreline.

Wentworthville then received back to back penalities within 30 seconds to score at the 61st minute when Ben Roberts received the ball from the tap and was able to step inside some weak defence to score.He converted his own try and it was 46-12.

Wests scored five minutes later when a Millgate bomb on the last tackle was allowed to bounce ingoal and Greg Davis pounced for his second try. Millgate's conversion hit the post and it was now 46-16.

Wenty were not done yet and scored again at the 69th minute mark when poor blind side defence from the scrum on Wests 10m line saw Jennings score after it looked like he was hold up over the line but managed to wriggle his way out to plant the ball down. Roberts converted and yet again, Western Suburbs had conceaded 50+ in a match this season.

Wentworthville ended Wests misery for the afternoon with a try at the 71st minute mark when Justin Horo scored after a kick through by Roberts on halfway. The howls of protest of "öffside" from the small but vocal Wests crowd did not sway the referee who duly awarded the try and Roberts converted for a final score of Wentworthville 58-Wests 16.

With just two minutes to go, Ben Roberts had the line wide open and would have almost certainly scored but despite having the ball in his grasp, simply lost the ball which seemed to be a carbon copy of what happened to him when playing for Parramatta in their NRL clash with Wests Tigers only a few weeks ago.

For Wentworthville, their five-eighth Ben Roberts was a class act directing play and causing the Wests defence all sorts of problems. Fullback Jordan Atkins also had a strong game and chimed into the backline with several damaging runs whilst Shane Shackleton had a terrific first half with a great running game which was replicated by Justin Horo in the second half. Pat O'Hanlon is certainly up to NRL standard and had a terrific game in both attack and defence and should see more NRL game time this year.

For Wests, front rower Jay Masueli was strong in defence and made several in roads into the tight Wenty defence including a 30m charge whilst as always, Dean Parata was busy in defence knocking over much bigger opponents and lock Daniel La Manna, who was only playing SG Ball last season for St George, continues to give his all in defence despite his lack of size whilst Nigel Millgate had his best game of the year at halfback. 

Western Suburbs continue to and will continue to struggle this season without the assistance of NRL experience players and next Saturday, they take on the Canberra Raiders feeder outfit Mounties at Mount Pritchard Sports Ground with Mounties desperate to break a five game loosing streak after such a bright start to the year.

Wentworthville 58 (Troy Savage 2, Jerome Mackenzie, Shane Shackleton, Jordan Atkins, Vai Toutai, Jason Seage, Ben Roberts, Trent Jennings, Justin Horo tries: Roberts 9 goals) def Western Suburbs 16 ( Greg Davis 2, Zoram Watene tries: Nigel Millgate 2 goals).

Half time Wentworthville 34-Wests 6

Penalties Wentworthville 5 Wests 4

Goal kickers - Ben Roberts 9 from10 & Nigel Millgate 2 from 3

Western Suburbs
1 Zoram Watene
2 Greg Davies
14 Keanu Rogers
4 Michael Lekkas
5 Michael La Manna
6 Dean Parata
7 Nigel Millgate (c)
8 Jay Maseuli
15 Alan Daly
10 Henry Iuta
11 Tom Morrison
12 Seffa Silafu
13 Daniel La Manna

16 Mundarra Weldon
17 Todd Makejev
18 Terrence Green
21 Tuki Jackson

1 Jordan Atkins
2 Vai Toutai
3 Troy Savage
4 Trent Jennings
5 Jerome Mackenzie
6 Ben Roberts
7 Jason Seage
8 Shane Shackleton
14 Lancen Joudo
10 Nathan Armit
11 Pat O'Hanlon
20 Justin Horo
13 Matthew Eisenhuth

12 Danny Howard
15 Brad Lupi
19 Mayy Hunt
21 Peni Terepo

Friday, May 11, 2012

Around the Grounds - Local Club Ladders

For some local 1st grade club football updates.

After Round 6 of the Group 6 championship we see the Campbelltown Eagles leading the way over the Thirlmere/Tahmoor Roosters.

Campbelltown Eagles 6 5 0 0 1 202 94 214.89 108 12
Thirlmere / Tahmoor RLFC 6 4 1 0 1 138 100 138.00 38 10
Narellan Jets 6 4 2 0 0 237 102 232.35 135 8
Oakdale RLFC 6 3 3 0 0 168 168 100.00 0 6
Mittagong RLFC 6 2 3 0 1 118 128 92.19 -10 6
The Oaks Tigers 6 2 3 0 1 98 206 47.57 -108 6
Camden RLFC 6 1 3 1 1 88 115 76.52 -27 5
Picton Magpies 6 2 4 0 0 120 148 81.08 -28 4
Campbelltown City Kangaroos 6 0 4 1 1 84 192 43.75 -108 3

Keep up to date with the Group 6 competition at:

ICCC Table After Round 4 sees Auburn Warriors leading the competition. Liverpool Titans are sitting in 3rd Place.

Auburn Warriors 3 2 1 0 0 4 96 46 50
Burwood/Nth Ryde 3 2 1 0 0 4 96 66 30
Liverpool Titans 3 1 1 0 1 4 46 36 10
St George Dragons 3 2 1 0 0 4 80 76 4
Valley United 3 1 1 0 1 4 58 62 -4
Moorebank Rams 3 1 1 0 1 4 36 60 -24
Kingsgrove Colts 3 0 3 0 1 0 46 112 -66

Keep up to date with the Inner City Combined Competitions at:

New OFFICIAL Facebook Page

We are glad to announce the Magpies are again taking flight on Facebook, this time with an official page that will be updated with our latest news, team lineups and match reviews.

Our new Facebook address is or just search in Facebook for Western Suburbs Magpies. We are listed as a Professional Sports Team.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Match Report - Round 10 VB NSW Cup - Western Suburbs v Windsor

The late inclusion of NRL players David Simmons & Brad Tighe together with a masterful display by halfback Arana Taumata saw the Windsor Wolves maintain second position on the VB NSW Cup ladder with a comprehensive victory against a hapless Western Suburbs outfit 70-12 at Centrebet Stadium with Brad Tighe & Arana Taumata each scoring a hatrick of tries and fullback Matt Moylan kicking 11 goals from 12 attempts including several from the sideline.

It was the third time so far this season the Magpies have conceded 70 or more points in a game and the gulf between the two sides was there for all the see with Windsor having six players who have played NRL in the past two seasons whereas the Magpies have none and only six players who have played at NSW Cup level - the rest are having played Bundaberg Cup, U20's or local park football.

The tryscoring commenced for Windsor in the 11th minute on the back of a penalty on Wests 40m line. They worked the ball towards the centre of the field where Kurt Foggo accepted a short pass to score under the posts. Matt Moylan added the extras for a 6-0 scoreline.

The Wolves were in again at the 15 minute mark when Brad Tighe made a superb run down the sideline from his own 40m line to score under the posts. Moylan converted for a 12-0 score. Tighe scored his second try at the 20th minute from a passing movement along the backline on Wests 20m line. Moylan made no mistake with the conversion for a 18-0 scoreline.

Arana Taumata scored the first of his three tries at the 25th minute mark after great lead up work by Moylan who stepped off his left foot and found a gap in the Wests defence on their 40m line and found Taumata in support. Moylan converted and it was 24-0.

Wests were denied a try when front rower Jay Maseuli lost the ball over the line and shortly after, David Fifita burst through the defence on 30m run but was brought down 10m out from the Windsor but then play broke down for the Magpies.

Windsor scored at the 35th minute mark when Taumata scored his second of the afternoon when he took on the defence on the last tackle 10m out and excelerated through the tiring defence to score with Moylan adding the extras for a 30-0 scoreline.

Sandor Earl scored the first of his two tries three minutes from halftime after a lovely pass from Travis Robinson who found Brad Tighe in support who then drew in the Wests winger for Earl to score. Moyland converted from the sideline for a 36-0 scoreline which remained the score at halftime.

Wests started the second half with more determination and scored in the 45th minute after Windsor allowed the Magpies consecutive sets of six. Front rower Jay Maseuli stormed onto a Nigel Millgate pass to score near the posts making up for his earlier disallowed try. David Fifita converted for a 36-6 scoreline.

Three minutes later Wests scored again when a last tackle play saw Millgate chip over the Windsor defence for Zoram Watene who was able to get his foot to the ball only for Windsor to loose the ball. Michael La Manna then rushed down the sideline only to step back inside to the converging defence. Tuki Jackson then pushed his way through from dummy half to score. Fifita added the extras and it was 36-12.

The next 13 minutes saw both sides squander possession with Wests unlucky not to score when David Fifita again made a break this time on his own 30m line and passed to Zoram Watene on the half way line where he kick ahead for his winger, Greg Davis who wasn't quick enough to out run the Windsor fullback and regather the ball.

The turning point perhaps came in the 61st minute. Wests made an interchange with number 19 Aaron Teariki coming onto the field for the first time. He made an immediate tackle and then went in for his second tackle but went in awkwardly and a sickening thud could be heard which resulted in a broken jaw. As he was coming from the field, Wests for whatever reason, did not have a replacement ready and when play resumed, were momentarily one man down but it was enough for Windsor to score when David Simmons scored in the corner after good lead up work from Taumata and Foggo who threw a cut out pass to Simmons. A great side line conversion from Moylan restored Windsor's dominence with a 42-12 scoreline and the floodgates were about to open.

Not for the first time this season, Wests kicked out on the full from the kickoff and from the resulting penalty, Windsor scored with Taumata scoring after he jinked, stepped and feign to pass before planting the ball over the line. Moyland converted for a 48-12 scoreline.
At the 69th minute, Travis Robinson joined the tryscorers when he scored in the corner after Jesse Sene Lefao popped a pass for Travis to fall over the line. A mightly sideline conversion brought up the half century - 54-12.

Brad Tighe scored at the 72 minute mark after Nafe Seluini scooted from dummy half and with a flat pass finding Tighe, he raced the last 30m to score under the posts. Moland converted and it was 60-12.

Wests turned over possession on their 40m line at the 76 minute mark and from the scrum win, Junior Vai Vai made a break down the Eastern Grandstand and found Robinson in support who raced through the defence to score. Moyland was again on target for a 66-12 score line and Sandor Earl finished the scoring in the corner after another Vai Vai pass. Moylan failed to convert for a final score line of 70-12 to Windsor.

For Wests, it was the same old story, flimsy defence, costly turnovers when in possession and a lack of finishing.

For the Wolves, Arana Taumata was a standout performer, constantly toying with the Magpie defence with his incisive runs and wonderful passing game whilst Brad Tighe just had too much pace for the Magpie backline to handle and Matt Mundine's kicking game kept on turning Wests around. Former Magpies, Duan Poaneki and Mitch Achurch together with Nafe Seluini were among the best in the forwards for  Windsor. Whilst for Wests, Steven Rooney, Seffa Silafu, Jay Maseuli and Dean Parata worked hard in defence and David Fifita was always dangerous when taking the ball on the fringe of the ruck.

Western Suburbs are at home next Saturday at Campbelltown Stadium against Wentworthville.

Windsor 70 (Brad Tighe 3, Arana Taumata 3, Travis Robinson 2, Sandor Earl 2, Kurt Foggo, David Simmons tries: Matt Moylan 11 goals) def Western Suburbs 12 (Jay Maseuli, Tuki Jackson tries: David Fifita 2 goals).

Half Time - Windsor 36 - Western Suburbs 0

Goal kickers - Matt Moylan 11 goals from 12 atttempts: David Fifita 2 goals from 2 attempts

Penalties Windsor 3 Wests 1

1 Matt Moylan
20 David Simmons
21 Brad Tighe
4 Travis Robinson
5 Sandor Earl
23 Matt Mundine
7 Arana Taumata
8 Duan Poaneki
9 Nafe Seluini
10 Mitch Achurch
11 Jesse Sene Lafeo
12 Sarafu Fatiaki
13 Kurt Foggo

15 Jake Grace
16 Evrett Vaurasi
18 Mitch Johson
22 Junior Vai Vai

Western Suburbs
1 Zoram Watene
2 Michael La Manna
25 Tuki Jackson
4 Michael Lekkas
5 Greg Davis
6 Dean Parata
7 Nigel Millgate (c)
8 Jay Maseuli
9 Steven Rooney
10 Henry Iuta
11 Tom Morrison
12 Seffa Silafu
13 Daniel La Manna

14 Alan Daley
15 Mundarra Weldon
16 David Fifita
19 Aaron Teariki