Tuesday, December 9, 2014

DVD: NRL Essentials: Western Suburbs Magpies

Step back into the annals of Rugby League history and experience some of the greatest ever games from the Western Suburbs Magpies. A foundation club, the Magpies claimed four premierships and five minor premierships, entering a “Golden Age” in the 60’s. Sit back and enjoy five classic Wests games from the Rugby League archives, each presented in their entire original broadcast format – a must-have for the true Wests fan.

1991, ROUND 7 | WESTS 17 – 16 BRONCOS
Trying to break their duck against the Broncos it was a kicking master-class from Jason Taylor that proved the difference, kicking four from four including a magnificent strike from the sideline in windy conditions the game went down to the wire until Taylor stepped up to the plate again icing the game with a field goal.

In a playoff for 5th place the Magpies met their Western Sydney rivals in a battle for the west and the right to play Finals Footy. It was a devastating left-foot step from Gillespie and an almost flawless kicking performance from Jason Taylor that put the Bulldogs to the sword.

1995, ROUND 5 | WESTS 44 – 16 ROOSTERS
Traveling to Darwin it was going to be a question of who could handle the conditions better. Seeking to stake their claim on the top eight, Wests put the Roosters to the sword piling on 44 points, a record against their Sydney rivals.

1996, ROUND 20 | WESTS 23 – 22 BEARS
In a tight and physical game befitting two clubs with so much history it was a long distance field goal from Andrew Willis that proved the difference, securing a dramatic and famous victory for the Wests Club.1999, ROUND 14 | WESTS 18 – 12 TIGERS
In what could be considered the most significant moment in the Magpies history, after almost 91 years in the competition pride was on the line when the storied Wests club met their eventual joint venture partner the Balmain Tigers in this classic game.

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