Preview | Ron Massey Cup Grand Final 2019

It's a blockbuster Grand Final between the Wentworthville Magpies and St Marys Saints with both sides looking to etch their names in the history books. 

Wentworthville Magpies v St Marys Saints
Saturday 28 September
Leichhardt Oval

The Wentworthville Magpies and St Marys Saints have once again cemented their place in the Ron Massey Grand Final, replicating the same match-up of the 2018 premiership clash where the Magpies took the honours with a 38-4 defeat.

Now on the hunt to claim the trophy for 2019, St Marys will draw on an advantage from their last meeting in Round 16, where they were victorious 22-8, reversing Magpies early season advantage from their round three victory (40-12).

They finished the regular season on the same competition points (38), with just a one-point for and against differential separating them, affected by the Saints huge 60-28 win against the Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles which pushed them to 358 against Magpies 359.

In the final battle, it will come down to Ron Massey Player of the Year and St Marys second rower Patrick Hollis to guide his team to their first Grand Final win and prevent the Magpies premiership hat-trick.

Coincidentally, the Magpies 38-4 winning scoreline in 2018 was identical to their victory over the Auburn Warriors in 2017.

Having won six premierships in the past 10 years (2009, 10, 12, 13,17,18) Wentworthville are the strong favourites but St Marys excellent form in the regular season, winning nine consecutive games makes them a huge threat.

Team Lists

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for WV Magpies is number 1 Josh Bergamin
    Fullback for Saints is number 1 Jake Toby
  • Winger for WV Magpies is number 2 Eparama Navale
    Winger for Saints is number 2 Christopher Aunese-Scanlon
  • Centre for WV Magpies is number 3 Liam MULVIHILL
    Centre for Saints is number 3 Geoff Daniela
  • Centre for WV Magpies is number 4 Eli Roberts
    Centre for Saints is number 4 Maliko Filino
  • Winger for WV Magpies is number 5 Joshuah Minhinnick
    Winger for Saints is number 5 Marli Sini
  • Five-Eighth for WV Magpies is number 6 Henry Raiwalui
    Five-Eighth for Saints is number 12 John Faiumu
  • Halfback for WV Magpies is number 7 Beau Henry
    Halfback for Saints is number 7 Kurt Falls

Forwards

  • Prop for WV Magpies is number 8 Adam Spicer
    Prop for Saints is number 8 Leonati Feiloakitua
  • Hooker for WV Magpies is number 9 Brad Keighran
    Hooker for Saints is number 9 Meni Luke
  • Prop for WV Magpies is number 10 D'Rhys Miller
    Prop for Saints is number 20 Veta Henry Seumanu
  • 2nd Row for WV Magpies is number 11 Danny Howard
    2nd Row for Saints is number 11 Patrick Hollis
  • 2nd Row for WV Magpies is number 12 Kieran Hayman
    2nd Row for Saints is number 17 George Tsikrikas
  • Lock for WV Magpies is number 13 Blake Cook
    Lock for Saints is number 13 Dylan Fuad

Interchange

  • Interchange for WV Magpies is number 14 Dylan Izzard
    Interchange for Saints is number 6 Isaac Thompson
  • Interchange for WV Magpies is number 16 Piki Rogers
    Interchange for Saints is number 10 Vasilli Tsikrikas
  • Interchange for WV Magpies is number 21 Haveatama Luani
    Interchange for Saints is number 18 Thomas Skinner
  • Interchange for WV Magpies is number 24 Nick Kassis
    Interchange for Saints is number 19 Anton Iaria