Western Suburbs is pleased to announce the first six signings for our 2015 Ron Massey Cup campaign.
In a mix of retaining current talent, bringing young blood through and returning to the glory days, new coach Nathan Waters has looked to start building a team around what is now known as the spine of a team.
As previously announced, former Wests Tiger and North Queensland Cowboy Shannon Gallant will be returning in 2015. Gallant is most comfortable at fullback but can also play wing and centre.
Continuing with building the spine, the halfback for Western Suburbs in 2015 will be Wayde Dunley, who is coming off a premiership year with East Campbelltown in the Sydney Shield. Dunley has previously played NSW Cup for Western Suburbs and will provide strong guidance around the paddock.
In a nod to youth, Peter Nay will come on board s a hooker, halfback and five-eighth. Nay played the 2014 season with Wests Tigers in the Holden Cup and is a Glenmore Park junior.
Campbelltown City Kangaroos junior Luke Williams will be returning to the Magpies on a regular basis in 2015. Williams played for the Wests Tigers NSW Cup side in 2014 while also making several appearances for the Magpies. Williams can play second row, lock or centre.
Finally, we have two returning Magpies for the 2015 season in Tom Morrison and Ronnie Palumbo. Tom has recovered well from a horror injury in 2013 and began to hit his straps late in the 2014 season. Tom can play second row or lock and is working hard at improving his speed. Ronnie is the Magpies' Mr fix it, and is comfortable at hooker, second row, lock, five-eighth or centre.
These six signings provide a strong base from which to launch a promising 2015 campaign and we look forward to announcing more signings in the coming weeks as pre-season training hots up!