Friday, September 27, 2013


Magpies coach Leo Epifania has begun recruiting for the 2014 RMC season.

Interested players are invited to submit a playing resume with references to or to register their interest by calling 9601 2002.

Training will commence in November.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Wests Tigers 2014 Memberships are now on sale!

Wests Tigers are excited to announce that 2014 Membership packages are now on sale!

Show your commitment to the Wests Tigers by signing up as a Member in 2014 – it’s shaping up to be an exciting season and we want you to be a part of it.

The support of Members is an integral part of the Wests Tigers success both on and off the field. It’s not just about attending games anymore; it’s a pledge of allegiance to your team.

With over 11,000 Members coming on board in 2013, Wests Tigers have revamped numerous packages based on feedback this season with a Membership to suit any Wests Tigers supporter.

There are some great value packages available, along with a new-look Member kit and the inaugural Members Only Merchandise range.

We hope that you will join us for what shapes up to be an exciting season ahead

Monday, September 23, 2013

Audio: Leo Epifania after Semi Final loss

Wests Magpies coach Leo Epifania reflects on what might have been after a heartbreaking loss against Wentworthville in the preliminary final of the Ron Massey Cup.

Thanks to Newell Media Group Sports for their coverage in 2013.

A final Note from Steve

I would like to personally thank the Wests Ashfield and Wests Magpies Directors, Simon Cook CEO Wests Ashfield, Wests Ashfield marketing, accounts, computer, catering, food and beverage management, bar and reception staff for their commitment to our club.

I also record my thanks to all of our volunteers and support staff, Wests Campbelltown, Wests Tigers, Prime Physio, Alsco Linen services,Quality Control Paint and Panel, Macarthur Automotive, the Whitlam leisure Centre, the fanatics group, magpie supporters in general and the NSWRL for their support on and off the field during the year.

It is not lost on me the sacrifices made by our support staff. Without them we would not succeed.

It has been a long season, starting in November 2013 and finishing up to day. By any measure it has been an outstanding year for Wests Magpies - Dean Rysko player of the year, Sam Aiga, Sonny Bristow, Dean Rysko and Thomas Morrison selected in the representative team.

Finally, where would we be without Leo 'ledge' Epifania. A true gentleman and student of the game. His positive attitude and never say die philosophy is contagious. What a great Magpie and coach. Well done ledge. You deserve better.

Steve Reeves

Semi Final - Ron Massey Cup - Match Review

Western Suburbs’ giant killing run came to an end last Sunday, with Wentworthville staging a comeback for the ages to secure a 32-24 victory. While Wentworthville had enjoyed a week’s break, Wests were coming off an epic golden point victory over minor premiers Cabramatta and were outdone for energy in the early exchanges.

However, Wests were the first to register points after eight minutes. Michael Stevens, under pressure from the Wentworthville defence, chose to run the ball on the last tackle, finding Dean Rysko in support before Rysko offloaded for Limoni Kamuta, who outpaced the cover to touch down. Stevens, recovered after being flattened late, converted for Wests to lead 6-0.

Wests took advantage of the shift in momentum to double their lead on the quarter hour as a Stevens grubber kick took a deflection off the Wenty defence, Sam Aiga darting through to pick up the ball and beat Wenty fullback Jarome Mackenzie with a right foot step to grab the try, converted by Michael Stevens.

Wentworthville needed to find a way to stay alive and, with ten minutes before halftime, Wenty shifted the ball to their right side where Wests had failed to recover, Arthur Takupu beating Sam Aiga for speed to get Wentworthville on the board. Aaron Fluke added the extras to bring Wentworthville back within six.

However, Wests would have the final say in the first half. A penalty for a late shoulder charge on Michael Stevens allowed Wests to set up and David Atuau almost found the line himself off a line break. From the ensuing play the ball, Fred Tevaga tucked the ball under his arm and ran crossfield, beating four players before spinning out of a tackle to score. Michael Stevens hit the woodwork with the conversion attempt, Wests heading to halftime ahead by 16-6.

Knowing Wentworthville were seeking to enter their sixth straight decider, Wests needed to start well and they did one better, with a magical ball inside from Soni Passi sending Sam Aiga into the backfield, Aiga showing an excellent right foot step to beat Jarome Mackenzie and reach out as the cover converged. Stevens converted from in front, Wests leading 22-6 four minutes into the second stanza.

Wentworthville started to get frustrated and with back to back penalties to Wests for a shoulder charge and a lifting tackle, Michael Stevens added a penalty goal to the Wests tally, extending the score to 24-6 with 27 minutes remaining.

Wentworthville needed to roll the dice and they came up trumps with 20 minutes to go, with Daniel Penese powering his way through the Wests defence on the last tackle. Fluke added the extras to bring Wenty back to within a dozen.

From the kick-off, a miscommunication left Jarome Mackenzie without a forward to take the hit up. Sensing blood, the Wests defence showed a little too much enthusiasm in defence, McKenzie slicing through a tiny gap to go 105 metres to score. Fluke converted and with 18 minutes to play, Wests held a fragile 24-18 advantage.

Wentworthville suddenly had complete control over the momentum of the game and registered their fourth try five minutes later, as three consecutive short side runs of 15 metres allowed Dominic Reardon to weave his way through the scrambling Wests defence. Aaron Fluke barely pushed the conversion attempt across the face, Wentworthville coming home strong, despite trailing 24-22.

A minute later and Wentworthville had the lead, as KJ Mackenzie managed to find enough space through a crowd of black and white jerseys of both descriptions to put Wentworthville in front. Fluke failed to convert, Wentworthville ahead 26-24 with eight minutes remaining.

Wests nearly stole the win with 90 seconds remaining, as Michael Stevens grubbered through the Wentworthville line for his three-quarter line. However, Dominic Reardon picked off the kick and grabbed Wenty’s second length of the field try. Fluke converted for a miraculous Wentworthville win.

Wests coach Leo Epifania lamented a couple of defensive lapses at key times, although he was pleased with his player’s efforts. Epifania said that, while he would have been thrilled with such a final position before the season started, it still hurt to fall a game short of the decider. For Wests, Dean Rysko, Michael Stevens and Sam Aiga were standouts, while Wentowrthville had Jarome Mackenzie, Aaron Fluke and Mitchell Stanfield to thank for their comeback.

WENTWORTHVILLE 32 (Dominic Reardon 2, Arthur Takapu, Daniel Penese, Jarome Mackenzie, KJ Mackenzie tries; Aaron Fluke 4 from 6) def WESTERN SUBURBS 24 (Sam Aiga 2, Limoni Kamuta, Fred Tevaga tries; Michael Stevens 4 from 5) Penalties: Wests 8 Wentworthville 4. Halftime score: Wests 16 Wentworthville 6.

Western Suburbs
1. Sam Aiga
2. Nathan Scarano
3. Limoni Kamuta
4. Jerome Mose
5. Amanono Tovio
6. Micheal Stevens
7. David Atuau
8. Fred Tevago
9. Dayne Craig
10. Sonny Bristow
11. Mason Talolua
12. Luke Williams
13. Dean Rysko

14. Chris Standing
18. Seffa Sliafau
20. Todd Makajev
22. Soni Passi

1. Jarome Mackenzie
19. Dominic Reardon
3. Kj Mackenzie
4. Tim Wynn
5. Arthur Takapu
20. Aaron Fluke
7. Matthew Place
16. Tyrone Viiga
23. Brendan McKinnon
10. Nathan Armit
17. Patrick Mataele
12. Valu Nasio
13. Mitchell Stanfield

6. Brendan Waters
11. Solomone Lasalo
15. Daniel Penese
24. Taunaloa Kei

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Picton - 2013 Group 6 Champions

Picton Magpies are the toast of the Group Six Rugby League, after a thrilling and dramatic 24-22 win over the Mittagong Lions in the First Grade Grand Final on Sunday.

The Magpies managed to secure the victory over the Lions, but had to work for the full 80 minutes to claim the Premiership trophy. Picton had control of the game on the scoreboard, but had to wrestle control on the field from the determined Mittagong side, who never conceded the game to their opponents.
The Magpies led 12-6 at the break, with neither side giving any ground in defence, with some big hits being dished out by forwards from both packs.

Kiel Shepherd was sin binned just before halftime, but the Magpies pack steeled themselves for the 10 minute period without their front rower, and ensured it wasn’t detrimental to the team.

A no try ruling against Picton fullback Michael Lett in the second half drew much questioning across the large Picton crowd. Picton spectators believed the try should have been awarded, but a penalty for a double movement was given against Lett.
Regardless, Picton led 24-12 well into the second half before a late Mittagong comeback saw two quick tries take the score to 24-22. Mittagong fullback Ben Baker missed a relatively simple conversion attempt which would have tied the scores with around two minutes remaining.

Picton managed to last the final moments of the match, and celebrated a fifth victory for Coach Gary Dowse. Dowse spoke after the game, and said the whole team effort was impressive on Sunday, without singling out a specific player for special praise.

Picton’s Halfback Tim Dengate was given the Man of the Match award, but Dowse agreed Alex Peters, Bryce Poisel, Michael Lett, and Chris Young were also impressive in their win.

For Mittagong, Scott and Ryan Borg caused problems all afternoon, while Robbie Payne and Warwick Carter made strong metres throughout the game, and Baker was also impressive from fullback.

Storm clouds brewed as the National Anthem was performed by Missy Lancaster before the start of the Bargo Sports Club First Grade Grand Final in front of the record size crowd.

Other Results

Under 18-2's – Picton Magpies 10 Appin Dogs 20
Under 18-1's – Mittagong Lions 24 Camden Rams 30
Second Division – Warragamba Wombats 4 Robertson Spuddies 8
Reserve Grade – Oakdale Workers 35 Mittagong Lions 16
First Grade – Mittagong Lions 22 Picton Magpies 24

Team List for Wests v Wenty Semi Final Clash

The 3rd placed Wentworthville Magpies take on the 8th placed Western Suburbs Magpies in the Semi Final match at WIN Jubilee Oval this Sunday, September 22.
Kick-off: 1.45pm
Referee: Daniel Olford
Broadcast: Radio Coverage courtesy of Triple H 100.1FM (Link available via the Broadcast page)
Broadcast:’s NSWRL Match Centre Scoreboard






1. Sam Aiga
2. Nathan Scarano
3. Limoni Kamuta
4. Jerome Mose
5. Amanono Tovio
6. Micheal Stevens
7. David Atuau
8. Fred Tevago
9. Dayne Craig
10. Sonny Bristow
11. Mason Talolua
12. Luke Williams
13. Dean Rysko

14. Chris Standing
15. Brad Soe
20. Todd Makajev
22. Soni Passi

COACH: Leo Epifania

Monday, September 16, 2013

Audio: Rysko, Aiga, Epifania

Thanks to Newell Media Group listen to all the finals jubilation of the Wests Magpies huge sudden death upset win over Ron Massey Cup minor premiers Cabramatta 24-20. Includes interviews with Dean Rysko, Sam Aiga and coach Leo Epifania.

Thanks to Newell Media Group

Newell Media Group: Coverage of Wests v Cabramatta

A huge thanks must go to Newell Media Group for the amazing coverage of the Preliminary Finals match between Western Suburbs Magpies and Cabramatta Two Blues. Go to their website to read their match review.

Photos: Magpies v Cabramatta

Sometimes words are not needed. These photos sum up the Magpies tough win against the Cabramatta Two Blues.

Thanks to Newell Media Group

Magpies & Canley Heights RSL Jazz Ballet Group

The Western Suburbs Magpies are proud to have the Canley Heights RSL Jazz Ballet group as part of our extended Magpie family. They have performed during the halftime break at all of our home games so far this season and our supporters warmly appreciate the dance routines the youngsters provide as the halftime entertainment.

The group is open for ages two and-a-half up to adults and perform styles in jazz, tap, ballet, hip hop, lyrical and musical theatre.

Classes are held at 11 Prince st, Canley Heights. Class costs are $5 per lesson or 3 lessons for $12.

For more details visit their Facebook page

Photo: The dancers performing recently at a Wests game at Lidcombe Oval.

Preliminary Final - Ron Massey Cup - Match Review

Western Suburbs recorded a stirring 24-20 golden point victory last Saturday at New Era Stadium, bouncing minor premiers Cabramatta out the back door of this year’s finals. With the eastern side of New Era Stadium abuzz, Cabramatta made the ideal start after eleven minutes, as a face ball by James Trotter found Tiger Vatuvei, who bulldozed his way through the Magpies defence to open the scoring alongside the uprights. Jason Gray buried the extras, Cabramatta 6-0 ahead after 12 minutes.

It took until the half hour for another genuine scoring opportunity to arise, as Tuki Jackson found space on the left to put Gray away. However, an inspiring effort from Tom Morrison rescued the day for the Magpies. A penalty for offside on the ensuing play allowed Wests to regroup, however it was Danny Barakat who ran inside from dummy half before showing and going through to score. Gray was online with the conversion, and Cabramatta led 12-0 with eight minutes until the break.

Cabramatta sought to pressure a Nathan Waters-less Wests on their last tackle options, but with seven minutes to go, Michael Stevens stepped off his left foot and put Amanono Tovio away down the right wing, Tovio returning the favour as Stevens opened the Magpie’s account. Stevens was successful with the conversion attempt, and Wests had halved the deficit with five minutes to halftime.

Wests rounded out the first half scoring with a right side raid almost going to ground before Sam Aiga swooped in behind the line and put Amanono Tovio over in the corner. Stevens pulled the conversion across the face, Cabramatta holding a 12-10 lead at the interval.

Cabramatta went quickly on the attack in the second half and received a penalty for an attacking offside against Wests. However, after a delay due to injury, Cabramatta chose to kick for goal, with Jason Gray slotting the two points for a 14-10 lead.

An epic contest of the forwards saw some enormous contact, and as the forwards went at it, Wests took the opportunity to spin the ball wide, Amanono Tovio stretching out to register his second try of the day. Michael Stevens sent the black and white faithful into raptures as he converted from as close to the touchline as you can get, Wests leading 16-14 with 22 minutes to play.

Cabramatta refused to panic and continued to play their natural game but, coming out of trouble, Jason Gray found himself monstered by Limoni Kamuta, the Magpie flanker stealing the ball in a one on one challenge and motoring 30 metres to score. Michael Stevens failed to convert from the eastern touchline, Wests heading into the last quarter up 20-14.

Cabramatta started to feel the pressure of the clock winding down, forced into error by their own desperation as well as a furious Magpies line speed. Sadly for Wests, second rower Tom Morrison was stretchered from the field with four minutes to play after sustaining a nasty leg injury which left the crowd gasping.

Cabramatta used this break to regather their composure and, after a penalty for a fortuitous high tackle, Ivan Penehe bounced through three Wests defenders to lift the roof at New Era. Jason Gray added the extras from a fairly simple position by his standards, and the Two Blues and Magpies were headed to golden point, locked at 20-20 after 80 minutes.

Golden point could not have started worse for Cabramatta, as a shorter kick-off by Sam Aiga was put to ground. However, Wests turned the ball back over shortly after, and Cabramatta dominated the first period of golden point through to the last two minutes, when referee Adam Cassidy awarded Cabramatta a penalty for a late challenge on the kicker. Jason Gray pointed to the posts and, for the first time of the afternoon, had his kick at goal waved away, with five minutes being insufficient to separate the teams.

The second period of golden point saw Wests go straight on the attack with a Michael Stevens field goal attempt charged down by a diving Cabramatta. Dayne Craig very nearly took advantage of the extra set by burrowing through, but the Two Blues defence was up to the challenge to hold him up.
From the play the ball, Michael Stevens had yet another field goal attempted charged down with the Magpies regaining possession. Finally, after 88 minutes of enthralling, physical football, as Cabramatta focussed their attention on the Wests halves, Soni Paasi tucked the ball under his arm and, in trademark bull style, powered his way through four Cabramatta defenders to seal the game for the Magpies. Wests coach Leo Epifania said that all he ever asked of his team was character, and Wests delivered in spades, securing victory after having trailed 12-0 six minutes before halftime. The result marks a disappointing end for Cabramatta, who secured the minor premiership a fortnight ago with a 34-18 victory at home over Wests.

For Western Suburbs, the enthusiasm of Soni Paasi, the constant presence of Jerome Mose and the workload of Ron Massey Cup Player of the Year Dean Rysko helped secure the win, while for Cabramatta, Tuki Jackson dominated in attack when he came on, ably assisted in the pack by Pat Lennard and Nick Eshman.

Western Suburbs will play Wentworthville for a place in the 2013 RMC Grand Final next SUNDAY 220913 at Kogarah Win Jubilee Oval, kick-off at 1-45pm with Mounties and The Entrance fighting it out for the other spot at 3-30pm.

WESTERN SUBURBS 24 (Amanono Tovio 2, Michael Stevens, Limoni Kamuta, Soni Paasi tries; Michael Stevens 2 from 4) def CABRAMATTA 20 (Tiger Vatuvei, Danny Barakat, Ivan Penehe tries; Jason Gray 4 from 5) Penalties: Wests 7 Cabramatta 10. Halftime score: Wests 10 Cabramatta 12

Western Suburbs      
1. Sam Aiga
19. Limoni Kamuta
16. Brad Soe
4. Jerome Mose
5. Amanono Tovio
6. Micheal Stevens
15. David Atuau
8. Dean Rysko
9. Dayne Craig
10. Sonny Bristow
13. Mason Talolua
12. Tom Morrison
11. Seffa Silafau

17. Luke Williams
18. Fred Tevago
20. Soni Passi
22. Todd Makajev

1. Chris Taripo
2. Jason Gray
3. Ivan Penehe
4. Danny Barakat
5. Fetongi Tuiavanu
20. James Trotter
7. Gus Jasmine
8. Pat Lennard
9. Tiger Vatuvei
10. Ene Folau
11. Jerry Key
12. Nick Eshman
13. Henry Taufaao

16. Tuki Jackson
17. Hala Katoa
18. Judah Lavulu
19. Max Napa

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Steve's Request: Get to the Game!

We need 100 magpie fanatics. Supporter Fans at this Saturdays Game at Cabramatta. We have several hundred members. Grab a friend and bring him or her to the game. Our players love having you at the game with your horns and songs. Imagine the stand full of black and whites yelling we won’t be defeated. Let’s get them over the line. One step at a time. Bring your flags.

The players need you.

I want you.

Steve Reeves.

Magpie DVD Sale

Very limited no of DVDs available -





First release of collectors cards -


COLLECTOR CARDS $20-00 including Postage and Handling.

Photos will be sent shortly.

4 Maggies in RMC Rep Team

The Chairman of the New South Wales Rugby League’s Ron Massey Cup competition, Mr Geoff Gerard, is pleased to announce the following players have been selected to represent the NSWRL in the Ron Massey Cup Representative Team to play the Fiji Warriors on Saturday 12th October 2013 at St Mary’s Stadium.

Fullback - Don TOMPSON - Cabramatta ‘Two Blues’
Wing - Rhys PRITCHARD - The Entrance Tigers
Centre - Alan EISENHUTH - Windsor Wolves
Centre - Cecil MACKENZIE - Wentworthville Magpies
Wing - Sam AIGA - Western Suburbs MagpiesFive Eight - Brendan WATERS - Wentworthville Magpies
Half Back - Jake FITZPATRICK - The Entrance Tigers
Lock Forward - Tim BALDWIN - Mounties
Second Row - Tom MORRISON - Western Suburbs MagpiesSecond Row - Grant LAHEY - Mounties
Prop Forward - Hutch MAIAVA - Windsor Wolves
Hooker - Scott JONES - The Entrance Tigers
Prop Forward - Dean RYSKO - Western Suburbs MagpiesInterchange - Aaron FLUKE - Wentworthville Magpies
Interchange - Pat MATAELE - Wentworthville Magpies
Interchange - Sonny BRISTOW - Western Suburbs MagpiesInterchange - Mitchell CAHALANE - Mounties
18TH Man - Alan MUNRO - The Entrance Tigers
19TH Man - Matthew EVANS - Burwood Nth Ryde United

Coach - Jamie Forbes - The Entrance TIGERS
Assistant Coach - Chris Yates - Cabramatta ‘Two Blues’
Managers– Michael Pugsley - Mounties
Sonya Dorset Windsor Wolves
Trainers - Alan Chong - The Entrance Tigers
Mark Beaven - Auburn Warriors
NSWRL Coordinator - David Norman

Dean RYSKO Ron Massey Cup Player of the Year.

Western Suburbs NRL Heritage Range

The NRL have released a new range of official Western Suburbs Magpies official merchandise to join the retro 1978 Victa Jersey.

 These include:
- Western Suburbs Magpies Retro Heritage Polar Fleece Hoodie for those cold days at the footy.
- Western Suburbs Heritage Spirit Glass 2 pack
- Western Suburbs Heritage Coffee Cup and Can Cooler pack
- Western Suburbs Retro Hat
- Western Suburbs Retro T-shirt
- Western Suburbs Beer Stein & Metal Key Ring pack

These can be obtained from all good sports stores, or online auction sites. All proceeds from NRL Official Licensed Products, support the growth and development of Rugby League and your Club.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

RMC Player of the Year: Dean Rysko

The Western Suburbs Magpies are proud to announce that Dean "disco" Rysko has won the 2013 NSWRL Ron Massey Cup Player of the Year.

Dean rejoined the Magpies this year after previously having given the club many years of service and has continued to perform above and beyond all expectations. His high work rate and determination has made "Disco" a favourite player not only of the coaching staff but all the Magpie supporters.

Greg Bird claims the 2013 Brad Fittler Medal
11/09/2013 10:30:00 PM 
The New South Wales Rugby League has tonight paid homage to its best and fairest from the grassroots all the way through to State of Origin on a night of celebration at the 2013 Brad Fittler Medal held at Le Montage in Lilyfield.

Gold Coast Titans Lock Greg Bird took out the most prestigious award of the evening, winning the Brad Fittler Medal as the NSW VB Blues Best and Fairest for 2013.

Wyong Roos Captain Mitch Williams capped off a season to remember by claiming the VB NSW Cup Player of the Year, in what was the Roos inaugural season in the second-tier competition. Williams was also Captain of the VB NSW Cup Representative Team that defeated Queensland 22-18 in the curtain raiser for State of Origin 3 at ANZ Stadium.

Western Suburbs Prop Dean Rysko took out the Ron Massey Cup Player of the Year award and James Mortimer of the Belrose Eagles claimed the True Blue Chemicals Sydney Shield Player of the Year award.
NSWRL Chief Executive David Trodden believes the Brad Fittler Medal is a great way of honouring the contributions of everyone involved in Rugby League throughout the entire state of New South Wales.
“On behalf of the NSWRL Board I would like to congratulate Greg Bird on claiming this distinguished award tonight,” Trodden said.

“While the Brad Fittler Medal is about recognising achievements at a State of Origin level, tonight was also about acknowledging all of those people from the grassroots level of the sport right through to the pinnacle of the game in this state.

“Nights like tonight don’t come about without the great support from our sponsorship family, competing clubs and stakeholders as well as our hardworking staff.”

The complete list of winners from the 2013 Brad Fittler Medal night is listed below:

Brad Fittler Medal for the NSW VB Blues Best and Fairest – Greg Bird (Gold Coast Titans)

Man of the Match for State of Origin Game One – Luke Lewis (Cronulla Sutherland Sharks)

Man of the Match for State of Origin Game Two – Josh Dugan (Canberra Raiders/St George Illawarra Dragons)

Man of the Match for State of Origin Game Three – Anthony Watmough (Manly Warringah Sea Eagles)

VB NSW Cup Player of the Year – Mitch Williams (Wyong Roos)

VB NSW Cup Representative Player of the Year – Jason Clark (North Sydney Bears)

GIO NSW Under 20s Player of the Year – Mitchell Cornish (Canberra Raiders)

Ron Massey Cup Player of the Year – Dean Rysko (Western Suburbs Magpies)

True Blue Chemicals Sydney Shield Player of the Year – James Mortimer (Belrose Eagles)

Oak Harold Matthews Player of the Year – Nat Butcher (South Sydney Rabbitohs)

OAMPS SG Ball Player of the Year – Akeripa Tia Kilifi (Penrith Panthers)

Women’s Player of the Year – Rebecca Young (Maitland)

Kari Aboriginal Resources Indigenous Player of the Year – Michael Doolan (Parramatta Eels)

Canterbury Leagues Club Most Improved Junior Referee of the Year – Damien Simes (St George)

Canterbury Leagues Club Most Improved Senior Referee of the Year – Liam Nicholls (Illawarra)

Peter Wynn’s Score Ray Stellar Service to Rugby League Award – Aida Catalano (Burwood North Ryde United)

Murrays Coaches NSWRL Welfare & Education Academic Award – Evrett Vaurasi (Illawarra Cutters)

Keep checking back with the NSWRL website over the coming days for plenty of photo galleries and video features from tonight's celebration.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Team Sheet for Preliminary Final

The 8th placed Western Suburbs Magpies now progress to the Preliminary Finals of the Ron Massey Cup to take on the 1st place Cabramatta Two Blues at New Era Stadium (Cabramatta) this Saturday, September 14.
Kick-off: 3.00pm
Referee: Adam Cassidy
Broadcast: Radio Coverage courtesy of Triple H 100.1FM (Link available via the Broadcast page)


1. Chris TARIPO
2. Jason GRAY
3. Ivan PENEHE
4. Danny BARAKAT
5. Fetongi TUIAVANU
20. James TROTTER
9. Tiger VATUVEI
10. Ene FOLAU
11. Jerry KEY
12. Nick ESHMAN
13. Henry TAUFAAO

17. Hala KATOA
18. Judah LAVULU
19. Max NAPA



1. Sam Aiga
2. Sean Connor
3. Nathan Scarano
4. Jerome Mose
5. Amanono Tovio
6. Micheal Stevens
7. Nathan Waters
8. Dean Rysko
9. Dayne Craig
10. Sonny Bristow
11. Seffa Silafau
12. Tom Morrison
13. Mason Talolua

14. Chris Standing
15. David Atuau
18. Fred Tevago
22. Todd Makajev

COACH: Leo Epifania

An Open letter to all our Supporters

I would like to acknowledge the tremendous support that has been shown to the Western Suburbs Magpies throughout the year.

It has been a turbulent time for the Magpies throughout 2012 but our hard work to get back on track has certainly paid dividends, we are playing in the 2013 final series.

I would like to ask all supporters to continue barracking for the Magpies but also ask that restraint is shown to ensure we are not seen as being overzealous in our comments towards opposition players or supporters.

Leo Epifania and Steve Reeves have built the current team from scratch and have installed a culture of respect, hard work and Club spirit, values we all support. 

I am sure I speak for all staff and players in thanking you for your support, but we also hope your support does not involve any unruly behaviour from the sidelines.  We play the game tough, but encourage fair play, on and off the field.  We know you are proud of the Magpies so please conduct yourself in ways that brings credit on our Club.

Finally, please remember that many young boys and girls, the future of our Club, are at thegames.  We want positive role models, not the opposite.

Yours sincerely,

Mick Liubinskas Chairman WSDRLFC

9 September 2013


Leo Epifania Head coach WSDRLFC

Stephen Reeves General Manager WSDRLFC

Monday, September 9, 2013

Pics: Magpies Presentation Night

Relive through pictures the 2013 Western Suburbs Magpies Presentation Night held at Wests Ashfield Leagues club.