Thursday, March 28, 2013

Ron Massey Cup season nearly upon us

The 2013 Ron Massey Cup kicks off next weekend with 12 teams contesting this year’s competition and vying for premiership glory.

The competition, which has been renamed after legendary NSWRL official and coaching mentor, Ron Massey, kicks-off next weekend across Sydney and features a number of new teams.

The Western Suburbs Magpies, Guildford Owls and Asquith Magpies will make their debuts in the competition this season, with Asquith showing great pre-season form by contesting the final of the OAMPS Pre-Season Cup.

Speaking with NSWRL Media, Asquith Coach Paul Pollard believed the challenge of competing in the Ron Massey Cup would be beneficial to his club's future.

“To join a higher level of football is giving our kids something to aim for as a stepping stone towards higher grades,” said Pollard.

“We’ve been working hard to concentrate on running our drills a little faster and getting our players a little fitter in anticipation of what we are likely to face.”

Despite going down 46-26 to Auburn in the Pre-Season Final, Pollard was pleased with how his side were coming together for their Round One clash with Blacktown.

“It was great to see some of our new players in action and we still have 90% of our first-grade squad from last year… so I’m hopeful that will make things a little easier.”

Despite impressive displays from the new kids on the block, competition heavyweights Wentworthville, Cabramatta and The Entrance look set to field strong line-ups and contest for the Premiership once again.
In a warning to their rivals, Wentworthville Coach Alex Chan declared the Magpies didn’t reach their potential last year despite winning the premiership.

“Even though we got the result last season, we showed a lot of inconsistencies and I don’t think we realised our potential. We’re hoping to address that this year,” said Chan.

Chan insisted the expectation of being Premiers was unlikely to affect his side, with selecting a final seventeen the biggest challenge leading into Round One.

“I think we’re in a position at the moment where everyone is fighting really hard for a position in the side," Chan added

“There are a lot of young guys who have stepped up from Sydney Shield and showed some impressive form… so we’re more focused on internal competition than external.”

Despite mixed results in the pre-season, Chan expected the usual suspects to feature highly in this year’s competition.

“It’s hard to say early in the year, but Mounties and The Entrance are always strong… although looking at pre-season results some of the side’s you know to be strong have had inconsistencies like us so it’s shaping up as a huge year.”

Stay tuned to for more interviews, feature stories and match previews for the Ron Massey Cup throughout season 2013.

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Magpies One Last Trial Match

Western Suburbs Magpies have arranged a trial match vs the Kingsgrove Colts. The match kicks off at 2pm Saturday 23/03/13 Norford Park, Hector Street, Sefton..

The game will be played in 4 X 20 minute quarters and will be the Magpies last hit out before Rnd 1 of the Ron Massey Cup begins next weekend.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Wests Magpies Archives open day

Attention all Western Suburbs Magpies supporters

Do you like the rich history of the Western Suburbs Magpies?
Do you like looking at wonderful old pieces of Magpies memorabillia?
Would you like to see this wonderful memorabilia and rich history of the Magpies?
Well now you can.

The Wests Archives are looking at having an open day next month. For a gold coin donation, volunteers from the archives will provide a guided tour (in groups of no more then 10 at a time) of their "mini museum" showing all things Western Suburbs.

The Archives is an important part of not only our history but also of the game of rugby league itself.

They have provided pieces for many rugby league exhibitions over the years and not just Magpie related. The Wests Archives is a one of a kind in the field of preserving rugby league treasures.

Your gold coin donation will help the Archives in preserving their collection and also adding to it with more purchases. They are also always on the lookout for any piece of Western Suburbs related memorabilia so if you think you may have something the Archives would be interested in, please do not hestiate in contacting them.

For all details of the open day or if you feel you have something the Archives may be interested in, please contact Craig on 0405041467.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Magpies welcome Quality Control - Paint and Panel

 The Western Suburbs Magpies would like to welcome to the team our latest corporate partner, Quality Control - Paint and Panel.

Wally and his team at Quality Control - Paint & Panel have a long reputation of providing quality repairs to your vehicle. They are located at 44 Beresford Ave, Greenacre NSW 2190.

Wally is a long time Magpie fan stretching back to the Lidcombe Oval days , he has come on board to offer his support to Wests , financially and in spirit . We can show our appreciation by taking our panel beating repairs down to Wally.

Tell him you are a Magpie Fan , and you will be looked after!

 Wally is keen to sponsor the Magpies again in 2014 , so lets show him our support . Give him a call on (02) 9709 8944


If you or your business would like to sponsor the Magpies and their efforts in giving locals from the Macarthur, Liverpool and Southern Highlands a chance to show their full potential, contact the club and we will develop a corporate package that best suits your budget.
Phone: (02) 9601 2002

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Magpies Team of OAMPS Game 3

The Western Suburbs Magpies have named their team to take on Guildford this Saturday in the OAMPS Cup competition to be held at Lidcombe Oval at 12pm.

1    Brenton    COWAN
2    Jerome    MOSE
3    Jake    PEARCE
4    Leone    CRAMA
5    Amanono    TOVIO
6    Nathan    RUMSBY
7    Jay-Uriah    SCHREIBER-KARAM
24    Thomas    MORRISON
9    Matthew    JONES
17    Jamie    ANYSZKIEWICZ
15    Mason    HARRISON
12    Uati    ISAAKO
13    Dean    RYSKO
25    Kruse    ROBINSON
22    Levi    TUPU
21    Ratu    CUANILAWA
25    Adrian    HAANGANA
18    Rhys     NORMAN
19    Mohamed    MAHFOUD
20    Roland    GLOSS
8    Seffa     SILAFAU


The game that was originally scheduled for Sunday 17th March at Aubrey Keech Reserve, Hinchinbrook, will now be played on SATURDAY 16TH MARCH AT LIDCOMBE OVAL. Kick off will be 12 noon.

OAMPS Pre-season - Map of Aubrey Keech Reserve, Hinchinbrook.

OAMPS Pre-season competition - Western Suburbs vs Guildford, Sunday 17th March at Aubrey Keech Reserve, Hinchinbrook. Kickoff will be 1.45pm.

Below is a map of where Aubrey Keech Reserve is (red dot on the map is the playing field). Its on Dotterel st, Hinchinbrook which is a growing suburb west of Liverpool near Hoxton Park. It will be the home ground of the Mounties club in the Ron Massey Cup this year.

Monday, March 11, 2013

OAMPS Pre-season Cup Results Round 2

Western Suburbs’ first hit out of the year saw a 44-28 victory over Burwood-North Ryde United in a match which coach Leo Epifania described as a ‘definite trial game’ with plenty of handling errors on both sides.

The match opened with both sides failing to complete their first two sets before BNRU were awarded a penalty for holding down. BNRU's subsequent failure to find touch proved costly, with a basic backline movement resulting in a simple five on four overlap, with Jake Pearce on the end of the move to touch down wide out.

Magpies halfback Jai Karam pushed the conversion attempt wide to leave the Magpies up 4-0 after nine minutes.

The momentum in the match swung to Wests after Jake Pearce’s try, with consecutive penalties putting the Magpies on the attack before a dropped ball, one of many, stopped the flow.

Despite the halting of the momentum, Wests found themselves back on the attack on 16 minutes, with Leone Cama showing his opposite number a clean pair of heels with a fantastic left foot step to score under the posts.

From a much simpler position, Jai Karam was successful with his conversion, which saw Wests move out to a 10-0 lead.

BNRU had the last chance of the first quarter, but their bomb wide after the siren found the touchline on the full, leaving the Magpies up 10-0 at the first break.

The second quarter began with a Wests knock-on, compounded by a penalty which allowed BNRU to exert some early pressure.

After some poor handling from both sides, BNRU found themselves in a position to hoist a bomb to their right wing. A spectacular leap from Jerome Mose went unrewarded as BNRU picked up the loose ball to score in the north-eastern corner. A successful conversion saw BNRU claw back to 10-6 after 27 minutes.

Both sides looked to play some enterprising football from this point and a long kick on the last from Wests forced BNRU to return the ball from their own goal line, and BNRU made a real mark with the kick return going all of 115 metres for BNRU to touch down under the black dot. The simple conversion allowed BNRU to move ahead 12-10.

Two minutes out from half time and BNRU took advantage of some lazy marker defence with an inside pass to score a simple try in a simple position, with the successful conversion seeing BNRU go to half time ahead 18-10.

BNRU began the second half with a knock-on from the kick-off and Wests made them pay almost immediately. Some very sloppy defence on a very short blind side left plenty of room for Magpie dynamo winger Amanono Tovio to scoot in. Jai Karam missed an immensely difficult conversion attempt, leaving BNRU 18-14 up three minutes into the second half.

Four minutes later the Magpies were in again, a bustling run from five-eighth Nathan Rumsby seeing five BNRU defenders hanging on as he touched down. Leone Cama assumed the goalkicking duties with Jai Karam off the field, and Cama slotted a simple goal, allowing Wests to move ahead 20-18.

Three minutes later a cheeky little chip kick allowed Seffa Silafau to toe the ball through, with Jake Pearce on hand to claim his second try of the afternoon. Leone Cama added the extras from wide out to leave Wests 26-18 up after 51 minutes.

From there until three-quarter time, Wests and Burwood went error for error, with the Magpies being guilty of the most costly one, with a bouncing ball in-goal failing to be grounded properly. The third quarter saw another shutout, with the Magpies claiming the quarter 16-0 to be up 26-18 at the final break.

The final quarter saw a high tackle penalty go the Magpies way after three minutes, which backrower Kruse Robinson took advantage of, ploughing through three defenders to fall over the line for a four pointer. Jai Karam, returning to the field, guided his kick accurately through the posts, the Magpies ahead 32-18.

On the third tackle after the kick-off, Burwood conceded a penalty for holding down, and Wests took full advantage with a Farah-Marshall-Moltzen style passing interchange seeing fullback Brenton Cowan steaming on to the ball for a delightful try. Leone Cama’s conversion attempt was successful, pushing Wests out to a 38-18 lead with ten minutes to play.

A dropped ball compounded by a penalty allowed Burwood some quality possession and a right hand shift produced a try, although the conversion attempt swung wide.

With Wests up 38-22, the Magpies sought to give the ball some air and Burwood did well to knock down a pass to an unmarked centre on the western side. However, from the ensuing scrum, a second man play allowed Brenton Cowan to claim his second try of the afternoon. Leone Cama added the extras for Wests to lead 44-22 with three minutes to go.

The last three minutes saw plenty of lazy defence and loose passes, and it was lazy defence which allowed BNRU to stroll over out wide after a scrum win. A successful conversion after the full time siren left the Magpies up 44-28 at full time.

Handling errors punctuated the match on a very warm afternoon and coach Leo Epifania said that, although the standard of play left much to be desired, the match was very informative for him.

Wests could, however, take a major positive out of the match, with the first and third quarters providing a combined score of 26-0 to the Magpies.

The Magpies will take on Guildford next Sunday at Aubrey Keech Reserve, Hinchinbrook, with kick-off at 1-45pm.

WESTS 44 (Pearce 2, Cowan 2, Cama, Tovio, Robinson, Rumsby tries; Karam 2 from 4, Cama 4 from 4) def BUWOOD-NORTH RYDE UNITED 28.

Quartertime: Wests 10-0

Halftime: BNRU 18-10

Threequartertime: Wests 26-18

PLAYERS USED: Brenton Cowan, Jerome Moser, Ratu Cuanilawa, Jake Pearce, Leone Cama, Amanono Tovio, Nathan Rumsby, Jai Karam, Dean Rysko, Uati Isaako, Kruse Robinson, Mason Harrison, Adrian Vengan, Jame Anyszkiewics, Levi Tupu, Richard Ene, Matt Jones, Mohamed Mahfoud, Rhys Norman, Rolland Gloss, Tom Morrison, Paula Fangaloka, Seffa Silafau.

OAMPS Pre-season Cup Results Round 2
11/03/2013 8:44:19 AM
With Round one lost to the horrible weather conditions Sydney experienced a fortnight ago, Round two of the OAMPS Preseason Cup kick-off over the weekend with a number of interesting results in the True Blues Chemicals Sydney Shield and Ron Massey Cup.
Perhaps the most interesting of the Round is the 22-all draw between arch rivals Cabramatta and Mounties as well as defending champs, Windsor’s 38-22 win over The Entrance Tigers.
Results from Round 2 of the OAMPS Preseason Cup for Ron Massey Cup
Western Suburbs Magpies 46 def. Burwood Nth Ryde 28
Auburn Warriors 38 def. Wentworthville Magpies 36
Kingsgrove Colts 32 def. Blacktown Workers 18
Asquith Magpies 42 def. Guldford Owls 18
Windsor Wolves 38 def. The Entrance Tigers 22
Cabramatta 22 drew with Mounties 22
Results from Round 2 of the OAMPS Preseason Cup for True Blue Chemicals Sydney Shield
Wentworthville Magpies 32 def. Auburn Warriors 18
Blacktown Workers 18 def. Kingsgrove Colts 12
Guildford Owls 54 def. Asquith magpies 10
Hills District Bulls 34 def. Belrose Eagles 10
Mounties 58 def. Cabramatta 6

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Wests Tigers NSW Cup Rnd 1 Team

 Wests Tigers have named their first NSW Cup squad to take on Cronulla Sharks in Rnd 1 this Sunday at Sharks Stadium.

1. James Tedesco
2. Taqele Naiyaravoro
3. Tim Simona
4. Rory Brien
5. Asipeli Fine
6. Sean Meaney (C)
7. Jack Madden
8. Michael Bullock
9. Masada Iosefa
10. Ava Seumanufagai
11. Jarrod Farlow
12. Sauaso Sue
13. Joel Luani

14. Sean Spence
15. Sitaleki Akauolo
16. David Harris
17. Jy Hitchcox
19. Inno Inososio
20. Adrian Haangana
COACH: Paul Fletcher

Saturday, March 2, 2013


Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Western Suburbs District Rugby League Football Club Limited ABN 86 737 410 058 will be held in the Wests Ashfield Leagues Club premises, 115 Liverpool Road, Ashfield NSW 2131 at 10:00am on Sunday 24 March 2013.

A. To receive and adopt the Annual Report for 2012.

B. To receive the financial report, Chairman’s report, General Managers report and auditors’ report for the financial year ending 31 October 2012. *

C. Nominations are called for the election of a Director, WSDRLFC Limited for a term of three years. Interested members should complete the attached nomination form and return it to Wests Magpies, PO Box 642 Liverpool NSW 1870 by the close of business on Friday 15 March 2013.

D. Any other general business which may be dealt with at the Annual General


*NOTE: Members who wish to raise any queries or seek information at the meeting about the financial report, chairman’s report and auditors’ report, are asked to submit queries or requests in writing, to Wests Magpies, PO Box 642 Liverpool NSW 1870 by the close on business on 15 March 2013. This will enable us to provide an informed response to those questions.

Copies of the annual report mentioned in business item A above are available on the Club’s website located at

Hard copies of the 2013 Annual Report and the minutes of 2012 AGM will be available prior to the commencement of the 2013 AGM.





Friday, March 1, 2013

OAMPS Pre-season opener for Sunday 3rd March has been CANCELLED

Due to the wet weather, the OAMPS pre-season match set down for Sunday 3rd March at Lidcombe Oval between Western Suburbs and Blacktown Workers has been cancelled due to the wet weather.

Also the bbq set down for today has also been cancelled.