Previews | Canterbury Cup NSW Rd 23

True Blue and Channel Nine commentator Jamie Soward previews all the action ahead of Round 23 of the Canterbury Cup NSW. 

Newtown Jets v Western Suburbs Magpies

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Jets is number 1 William Kennedy
    Fullback for Magpies is number 1 Dylan Smith
  • Winger for Jets is number 2 Luke Polselli
    Winger for Magpies is number 2 Harrison O'Toole
  • Centre for Jets is number 3 Tyrone Phillips
    Centre for Magpies is number 3 Bilal Maarbani
  • Centre for Jets is number 4 Jackson Ferris
    Centre for Magpies is number 4 Watson Heleta
  • Winger for Jets is number 26 Sione Katoa
    Winger for Magpies is number 5 Kane Bradley
  • Five-Eighth for Jets is number 6 Jack A Williams
    Five-Eighth for Magpies is number 6 Max Burey
  • Halfback for Jets is number 18 Kyle Flanagan
    Halfback for Magpies is number 7 Kauri Aupouri-Puketapu

Forwards

  • Prop for Jets is number 8 Wesley Lolo
    Prop for Magpies is number 15 Patrice Siolo
  • Hooker for Jets is number 11 Scott Sorensen
    Hooker for Magpies is number 9 Soni Luke
  • Prop for Jets is number 10 Jaimin Jolliffe
    Prop for Magpies is number 18 Alex Seyfarth
  • 2nd Row for Jets is number 21 Thomas Hazelton
    2nd Row for Magpies is number 11 Jack Miller
  • 2nd Row for Jets is number 12 Siosifa Talakai
    2nd Row for Magpies is number 12 Sam McIntyre
  • Lock for Jets is number 13 Teig Wilton
    Lock for Magpies is number 13 Robbie Rochow

Interchange

  • Interchange for Jets is number 5 Matt Evans
    Interchange for Magpies is number 8 Joseph Ratuvakacereivalu
  • Interchange for Jets is number 7 Braydon Trindall
    Interchange for Magpies is number 16 Elia Faatui
  • Interchange for Jets is number 23 Toby Rudolf
    Interchange for Magpies is number 17 Felix Smith
  • Interchange for Jets is number 25 Greg Eastwood
    Interchange for Magpies is number 19 Rajko Jankovic

Soward says: There's no better place to play than Henson Park for Newtown with their season on the line. Playing at home will certainly be an advantage of them against a Magpies side who are short of troops with the top squad looking like they'll miss out. Wests, for me, will miss the top 8 and think they may struggle against the Jets. Newtown by 10. 

Wentworthville Magpies v Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Magpies is number 1 Josh Hoffman
    Fullback for Bulldogs is number 1 Toa Mata'afa
  • Winger for Magpies is number 2 George Jennings
    Winger for Bulldogs is number 2 Connelly Leumelu
  • Centre for Magpies is number 3 Ethan Parry
    Centre for Bulldogs is number 3 Morgan Harper
  • Centre for Magpies is number 4 Jaeman Salmon
    Centre for Bulldogs is number 4 Jake Averillo
  • Winger for Magpies is number 5 Greg Leleisiuao
    Winger for Bulldogs is number 22 John Olive
  • Five-Eighth for Magpies is number 6 Will Smith
    Five-Eighth for Bulldogs is number 9 Jack Cogger
  • Halfback for Magpies is number 7 Rhys Davies
    Halfback for Bulldogs is number 7 Fa'amanu Brown

Forwards

  • Prop for Magpies is number 8 Tim Mannah
    Prop for Bulldogs is number 8 Kayne Kalache
  • Hooker for Magpies is number 9 Matt McIlwrick
    Hooker for Bulldogs is number 19 Michael Lichaa
  • Prop for Magpies is number 10 Stefano Utoikamanu
    Prop for Bulldogs is number 20 Ofahiki Ogden
  • 2nd Row for Magpies is number 11 Andrew Davey
    2nd Row for Bulldogs is number 11 Bronson Garlick
  • 2nd Row for Magpies is number 18 Tepai Moeroa
    2nd Row for Bulldogs is number 12 Matt Doorey
  • Lock for Magpies is number 20 Peni Terepo
    Lock for Bulldogs is number 21 Danny Fualalo

Interchange

  • Interchange for Magpies is number 12 Salesi Fainga'a
    Interchange for Bulldogs is number 6 Brandon Wakeham
  • Interchange for Magpies is number 13 Oregon Kaufusi
    Interchange for Bulldogs is number 10 Jack Nelson
  • Interchange for Magpies is number 14 Haze Dunster
    Interchange for Bulldogs is number 13 James Roumanos
  • Interchange for Magpies is number 15 Ray Stone
    Interchange for Bulldogs is number 14 Dalton Smith

Soward says: It was a surprise win last week from Wenty to keep their finals aspirations alive but I think the mountain will be too steep for them against the Bulldogs. The Dogs are a powerhouse of this competition and had a great win last week against the Rabbitohs. I think they'll continue their winning form and win by 12. 

St George Illawarra Dragons v Warriors

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Dragons is number 1 Jai Field
    Fullback for Warriors is number 1 Adam Pompey
  • Winger for Dragons is number 19 Matthew Dufty
    Winger for Warriors is number 2 Lewis Soosemea
  • Centre for Dragons is number 3 Charly Runciman
    Centre for Warriors is number 3 Taane Milne
  • Centre for Dragons is number 14 Eli Levido
    Centre for Warriors is number 18 Cole Waaka
  • Winger for Dragons is number 4 Steven Marsters
    Winger for Warriors is number 5 Setu Tu
  • Five-Eighth for Dragons is number 6 Adam Clune
    Five-Eighth for Warriors is number 6 Hayze Perham
  • Halfback for Dragons is number 7 Darren Nicholls
    Halfback for Warriors is number 7 Adam Keighran

Forwards

  • Prop for Dragons is number 8 Topi Taufa
    Prop for Warriors is number 22 Bunty Afoa
  • Hooker for Dragons is number 12 Joe Lovodua
    Hooker for Warriors is number 9 Tyler Slade
  • Prop for Dragons is number 10 Lachlan Timm
    Prop for Warriors is number 10 Jackson Frei
  • 2nd Row for Dragons is number 11 Luke Gale
    2nd Row for Warriors is number 11 Adam Tuimavave-Gerrard
  • 2nd Row for Dragons is number 22 Josh Kerr
    2nd Row for Warriors is number 12 Leivaha Pulu
  • Lock for Dragons is number 9 Reece Robson
    Lock for Warriors is number 13 Ligi Sao

Interchange

  • Interchange for Dragons is number 13 Mitchell Allgood
    Interchange for Warriors is number 8 Josh Curran
  • Interchange for Dragons is number 15 Nathan Leatigaga
    Interchange for Warriors is number 14 Sean Mullany
  • Interchange for Dragons is number 16 Jayden Morgan
    Interchange for Warriors is number 16 King Vuniyayawa
  • Interchange for Dragons is number 18 Zeik Foster
    Interchange for Warriors is number 17 Phillip Makatoa

Soward says: The Dragons for me are certainly one of the favorites for this competition and they have to work out the puzzle with their spine and speedsters but I'm sure Matt Head will work something out moving forward. For the Warriors, they need to continue to win to keep their season alive but not sure if they can do so against the Dragons. Dragons by 10. 

North Sydney Bears v Penrith Panthers

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Bears is number 1 Kieren Moss
    Fullback for Panthers is number 1 Charlie Staines
  • Winger for Bears is number 2 Asu Kepaoa
    Winger for Panthers is number 2 Malakai Watene-Zelezniak
  • Centre for Bears is number 11 Ed Murphy
    Centre for Panthers is number 3 Shannon Harris
  • Centre for Bears is number 4 James Tuitahi
    Centre for Panthers is number 4 Tyrell Fuimaono
  • Winger for Bears is number 5 Matt Ikuvalu
    Winger for Panthers is number 5 Matheson Johns
  • Five-Eighth for Bears is number 6 Lachlan Lam
    Five-Eighth for Panthers is number 6 Matt Burton
  • Halfback for Bears is number 7 Drew Hutchison
    Halfback for Panthers is number 19 Jarome Luai

Forwards

  • Prop for Bears is number 20 Poasa Faamausili
    Prop for Panthers is number 8 Sam McKendry
  • Hooker for Bears is number 9 Bradley Deitz
    Hooker for Panthers is number 9 Sione Katoa
  • Prop for Bears is number 10 Max Bailey
    Prop for Panthers is number 10 Kaide Ellis
  • 2nd Row for Bears is number 19 Sitili Tupouniua
    2nd Row for Panthers is number 15 Patrick Hollis
  • 2nd Row for Bears is number 12 Tom Freebairn
    2nd Row for Panthers is number 12 Frank Winterstein
  • Lock for Bears is number 13 Jerry Key
    Lock for Panthers is number 13 Hame Sele

Interchange

  • Interchange for Bears is number 14 Freddy Lussick
    Interchange for Panthers is number 7 Dean Blore
  • Interchange for Bears is number 15 Elih Jackson
    Interchange for Panthers is number 14 Reed Izzard
  • Interchange for Bears is number 16 Ben Thomas
    Interchange for Panthers is number 16 Nick Lui-Toso
  • Interchange for Bears is number 17 Egan Butcher
    Interchange for Panthers is number 17 Paea Pua

Soward says: Penrith last week got out of jail and didn't deserve to win that game but just had too much class for Wests in the end. North Sydney are playing for a top 4 spot and they've learned to play without Brock Lamb now and I think this will be one of the games that we may see in a few weeks time. I think Bears might cause an upset. Bears by 2.

Newcastle Knights v South Sydney Rabbitohs 

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Knights is number 1 Tex Hoy
    Fullback for Rabbitohs is number 2 Leigh Higgins
  • Winger for Knights is number 2 Kiah Cooper
    Winger for Rabbitohs is number 16 Dylan O'Connor
  • Centre for Knights is number 3 Brayden Musgrove
    Centre for Rabbitohs is number 3 Mawene Hiroti
  • Centre for Knights is number 4 Mitchell Andrews
    Centre for Rabbitohs is number 4 Levi Dodd
  • Winger for Knights is number 5 Jacob Gagai
    Winger for Rabbitohs is number 5 Jaxson Paulo
  • Five-Eighth for Knights is number 6 Toby Marks
    Five-Eighth for Rabbitohs is number 6 Connor Tracey
  • Halfback for Knights is number 7 Bayden Searle
    Halfback for Rabbitohs is number 7 Dean Hawkins

Forwards

  • Prop for Knights is number 8 James Gavet
    Prop for Rabbitohs is number 14 Brock Gray
  • Hooker for Knights is number 9 Chris Randall
    Hooker for Rabbitohs is number 9 Billy Brittain
  • Prop for Knights is number 10 Jirah Momoisea
    Prop for Rabbitohs is number 15 Lyndon Hills
  • 2nd Row for Knights is number 11 Jamie Buhrer
    2nd Row for Rabbitohs is number 13 Ethan Lowe
  • 2nd Row for Knights is number 12 Brodie Jones
    2nd Row for Rabbitohs is number 12 Jack Johns
  • Lock for Knights is number 14 Zac Woolford
    Lock for Rabbitohs is number 11 Trent Peoples

Interchange

  • Interchange for Knights is number 13 Tevita Alifa
    Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 18 Yileen Gordon
  • Interchange for Knights is number 15 Cleveland McGhie
    Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 19 Blake Manowski
  • Interchange for Knights is number 16 Brandon Russell
    Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 20 Tarquinn Butler
  • Interchange for Knights is number 17 Jack Cameron
    Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 21 Matthew Jurd

Soward says: The Knights have had a disappointing season and am expecting the Rabbitohs to head up there with a professional effort in the hopes of bouncing back after their loss last week.  It's interesting to see what type of team they put in but they're a team who has their best footy ahead of them. But the question is, have they got away from their brand of footy in the last couple of weeks. IN saying that, I think they'll still get the job done., Rabbitohs by 8. 

Mounties v Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Mounties is number 1 Michael Oldfield
    Fullback for Sea Eagles is number 19 Lachlan Croker
  • Winger for Mounties is number 2 Tony Satini
    Winger for Sea Eagles is number 1 Jade Anderson
  • Centre for Mounties is number 3 Reubenn Rennie
    Centre for Sea Eagles is number 14 Tim Simona
  • Centre for Mounties is number 4 Sebastian Kris
    Centre for Sea Eagles is number 4 Tevita Funa
  • Winger for Mounties is number 5 Andre Niko
    Winger for Sea Eagles is number 5 Alfred Smalley
  • Five-Eighth for Mounties is number 20 Sam Williams
    Five-Eighth for Sea Eagles is number 6 Kane Elgey
  • Halfback for Mounties is number 7 Brendan O'Hagan
    Halfback for Sea Eagles is number 7 Cade Cust

Forwards

  • Prop for Mounties is number 8 Emre Guler
    Prop for Sea Eagles is number 24 Lloyd Perrett
  • Hooker for Mounties is number 9 Siliva Havili
    Hooker for Sea Eagles is number 9 Zach Dockar-Clay
  • Prop for Mounties is number 10 JJ Collins
    Prop for Sea Eagles is number 10 Andy Saunders
  • 2nd Row for Mounties is number 11 Reuben Porter
    2nd Row for Sea Eagles is number 3 Dane Aukafolau
  • 2nd Row for Mounties is number 12 Jack Murchie
    2nd Row for Sea Eagles is number 8 Tony Williams
  • Lock for Mounties is number 13 Luke Bateman
    Lock for Sea Eagles is number 12 Sean Keppie

Interchange

  • Interchange for Mounties is number 6 Dean Matterson
    Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 13 Francis Laloua-Tui
  • Interchange for Mounties is number 14 Danny Kerr
    Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 16 Tyler Cassel
  • Interchange for Mounties is number 17 Tom Starling
    Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 18 Zac Saddler
  • Interchange for Mounties is number 23 Royce Hunt
    Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 22 Keith Titmuss

Soward says: It's definitely a danger game for the Mounties having won games two in a row after losing six in a row. so you get the idea that they have got themselves into some form at the back end of the year. However, this Blacktown Workers side is a completely different side and if they had this team all year they could go close to winning it. I'm going to tip an upset and Blacktown to win by 2.