Round 23 NSW Cup Preview
Wentworthville Magpies Vs Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs
Ringrose Park, Sunday, August 17
Referee: Daniel Olford
Broadcast: Radio Coverage courtesy of Triple H FM (Link available via www.triplehfm.com.au/hhh)
Summary: Wenty will be looking to maintain their place inside the top four on Sunday when they host the Bulldogs. Wenty accounted for Manly last weekend in a win that would have boosted their spirits with the finals just a few weeks away. With that said, Wenty would also know that they face clashes against the Tigers and Panthers over the next fortnight, so they will still face a challenge to avoiding dropping into the bottom half of the eight. Off the back of having lost Ed Murphy for the season a week earlier, the Dogs also lost Levi Dodd to a knee injury against Wyong, meaning they have named a fresh centre pairing in Tyrone Phillips and Tautalatasi Tasi for this one. The Wenty wingers in Ben Fritz and Cecil MacKenzie combined for seven of the Magpies eleven tries last round, and the Dogs outside backs will need to be on high alert this Sunday. It’s always a great day out at Ringrose Park on a Sunday, and with this being the second last home game of 2014 for the Magpies, all footy lovers should head out for what should be an entertaining and free flowing affair.
On The Hunt: Despite an injury riddled 2014 season, Justin Hunt has made it back onto the park at the right time of the year for the Magpies. Hunt has great recent VB NSW Cup finals experience due to his time at the Bears, and you get the sense that if the Magpies are to go deep into September, it will be on the back of Justin Hunt.