COLTS LOOK TO BOUNCE BACK TO WINNERS LIST
The Western Magpies Colts will be kicking the dew off the ground this weekend as they face Wilston Grange on their home deck at 8:30 am on Saturday.
The young Magpies will be looking atone for a couple of poor performances recently by hitting the ground running against the Gorillas. The last hit out between these two sides was a ripper and went right down to the wire and the Colts know they will be in for a hard fought contest on Saturday.
With several players returning from injury and getting a run with the Reserves, the Colts have a full squad to choose from and look to have put a really strong 22 together for the weekend’s game. The Pies will need to be much more active around the contest this week if they are to match it with the bigger bodies of the Wilston Grange team. The Gorillas are dangerous on the outside and the Magpies wingers of Dan Edwards, Jayden Johnson and Cal Grant will need to ensure they aren't rushing the football and sticking to their structures.
The backline continues to hold up against all opponents and welcomes back Tristan Dowdy and Sam Hartog from the Reserves and Cameron Smith from work duties. The Pies will be hoping that they can get on top through the midfield and really dominate on transition. Midfield leaders Noah Resuggan, Ethan Sivijs and Max Webber will be heavily relied on to lead the charge in this area with a helping hand from the ever improving Keenan in the ruck.
This week is a must win game for the Colts and a real danger game. It's important that every young man in the 22 prepares well and comes ready for a big game against a tricky opposition team. Hopefully the 8:30 start doesn't scare off the spectators and a big crowd can come down and support and help out.
Western Magpies Colts v Wilston Grange at Stafford on Saturday, June 24th at 08.30 am
B: Tristan Dowdy, Zac Stegmeyer, Will Gillespie
HB: Sam DeNys, Whitlam Bishop, Cameron Smith
C: Cal Grant, Harry Keenan, Dan Edwards,
HF: Jack Austin, Chris Jenkins, Jacob Sheath
F: Abdullah Haddad, Finn Collison, Jordan Bonney,
Rucks: Ethan Sivijs, Max Webber
Rover: Noah Resuggan
Int: Hamish Campbell, Sam Hartog, Tristan Jackson, Jayden Johnson