Wests Tigers has finalised its taking part in squads for its pathways groups forward of the 2023 season.

Knock On Impact NSW Cup 

Western Suburbs Magpies’ NSW Cup outfit has made some key additions to its squad heading into the 2023 season.

Skilled utility, Will Smith, improves the Magpies play-making choices, whereas Lebanese World Cup consultant, James Roumanos, bolsters the crew’s forwards shares.

Will Smith in pre-season coaching

Wests Tigers 2022 Jersey Flegg Cup Participant of the Yr, James Valevatu, can be one to look out for within the black and white, this season.

Chris Heighington keeping a close eye on pre-season training
Chris Heighington holding a detailed eye on pre-season coaching

With Wayne Lambkin returning as Head Coach in 2023, Wests Tigers Life Member, Chris Heighington, joins the Magpies workers as Power and Conditioning Coach.


Jack Boyling, Liam Harris, Jordan Hill, Kade Hill, Ben Houston, Aitasi James, Jimmy Ngutlik, Israel Ogden, Aden Perry, James Roumanos, Livai Saukuru, Liam Scolari, Will Smith, Cooper Talau, James Valevatu, Bruce Ward

Practice & Trial:

Semisi Kioa, Jamie Lawler, Bobby Miller, Epo Navale, Lachlan Poko, Will Sanders, John Tuivaiti

Harvey Norman NSW Girls’s Premiership

After securing their maiden premiership in 2022, Wests Tigers’ NSW Girls’s Premiership aspect has retained the core of its champion crew, and can be striving to go back-to-back.

The season begins with a Grand Ultimate rematch towards the Sharks at Campbelltown Stadium.

Premiership-winning Coach, Adel Hage returns to the fold, as does the likes of star halves mixture, Losana Lutu and Emily Curtain, who can be searching for a robust season earlier than Wests Tigers’ inaugural NRLW marketing campaign kicks off later within the 12 months.

Losana Lutu celebrates HNW premiership victory with Kezie Apps
Losana Lutu celebrates HNW premiership victory with Kezie Apps

The addition of Sydney Thunder bowler, Belinda Vakarewa and Australian Bobsled pilot Ashleigh Werner, are two of the extra fascinating tales to observe within the 2023 season.

Botille Vette-Welsh working hard in pre-season
Botille Vette-Welsh working arduous in pre-season

Wests Tigers may even be boosted by the return of skipper, Botille Vette-Welsh, who will make her long-awaited return to the sector, after lacking final season with a serious knee harm.


Bianca Bennetts, Erin Coll, Concord Crichton, Emily Curtain, Sophie Curtain, Shekinah Edwards, Najvada George, Imogen Gobran, Ruby Jean Kennard, Jessica Kennedy, Josie Lenaz, Jasmine Lepua, Losana Lutu, Shelby Muir, Georgia Nies, Taylor Osborne, Christian Pio, Rebecca Pollard, Ebony Prior, Eliza Siilata, Tess Staines, Jay Jay Taylor, Hope Tevaga, Belinda Vakerewa, Folau Vaki, Botille Vette-Welsh, Ashleigh Werner, Jessica Whelan, Kiara White

Jersey Flegg Cup 

Wests Tigers’ U/21s aspect, coached by Scott Kenna, consists of some excellent younger expertise, a lot of whom are getting into their second season of Jersey Flegg Cup soccer.

Jahream Bula alongside Stefano Utoikamanu in pre-season training
Jahream Bula alongside Stefano Utoikamanu in pre-season coaching

The likes of Jahream Bula, Michael Tannous, and Zane Camroux, amongst others within the roster, have hung out coaching with the NRL squad in the course of the 2023 pre-season.

Extended squad in NRL pre-season training
Prolonged squad in NRL pre-season coaching

After securing a finals berth in 2022, this group now has some useful big-game expertise, and is predicted to offer the competitors an actual shake.


Vaka Aho, Jaycob Anjoul, Tristyn Ball, Jahream Bula, Zane Camroux, Jake Christian, Joseph Delle, Bailey Hodges, Emmanuel Kandidakis, Jay Kirk, Tray Lolesio, Manaia Matthews, Isaak Nasio, Leo Nasio, Finnley Neilsen, Cayne Nicholas, Jackson Owen, Trey Peni, Livai Saukuru, Mikey Tannous, Kienan Tempest, Herman Tofaeono, John Tuipolotu, Sione Vaihu

Practice & Trial:

Jack Burgess, Semisi Foliaki, Cody Kelso, Noah Ryan, Lafaela Taupai, Naati Teaupa, Lachlan Woodger

Harvey Norman Tarsha Gale Cup 

Wests Tigers Tarsha Gale Cup Underneath-19s crew can be led by an all-female teaching workers in 2023, which is a primary for the membership.

A choose few members of this squad, together with Mia Taylor, Ashanti Pennell and Concord Crichton have educated with the NSW Girls’s Premiership crew over pre-season, and have impressed with their ability and enthusiasm.

Crichton, who’s the youthful sister of Stephen and Christian, has been a specific standout and stays coaching with each squads.

Harvey Norman Women's and Tarsha Gale Cup teams at Zurich Centre
Harvey Norman Girls’s and Tarsha Gale Cup groups at Zurich Centre


Chelsea Blankenstein, Abby Crane, Concord Crichton, Breanna Cunningham, Iemaima Etuale, Ella Fielding, Kristen Grima, Charntelle Haenga, Ma’u Halatoa, Olivia Hind, Emily Hodge, Imogen Hope, Claire Kennedy, Chantel Lee, Nelisa Leutele, Imogen Lowe, Myracle Matara, Shanae Morrison, Jae Patu, Ashanti Pennell, Emma-Lee Raciti, Havana Simpson, Jorja Simpson, Skye Southon, Mia Taylor, Tiana-Lee Thorne, Sofaia Vaki, Emily Wood,

SG Ball Cup – Western Suburbs 

Wests Underneath-19s squad is brimming with expertise in 2023 and consists of no fewer than 13 gamers from final 12 months’s premiership-winning Harold Matthews Cup crew.

Harold Matthews Cup graduates, Tallyn Da Silva, Jordan Miller, and Equipment Laulilii, have all educated with the NRL squad over pre-season, as has new recruit Chris Faagutu, who’s an Australian Schoolboys consultant.

Jordan Miller in pre-season training with NRL squad
Jordan Miller in pre-season coaching with NRL squad

Joey Saukuru’s outfit can be hoping to construct on the combos already current between this acquainted group.


Brycen Anae-Roberts, Teancum Brown, Lachlan Bush, Zakauri Clarke, Tajh Colquhoun, William Craig, Tallyn Da Silva, Christopher Faagutu, Sosefo Finau, Lachlan Galvin, Tino Tavana, Luke Keppie, Equipment Laulili’i, Jeremiah Leatigaga, Ofele Lene, Raymond Lole, Heath Mason, Jordan Miller, Thomas Pati, Elijah Pettit-Younger, Heith Pritchard, Solomone Saukuru, Mou Taumaletila-Maulolo, Junior Taungatua, Masei Tavui, Harrison Valevatu, Daniel Waqa.

SG Ball Cup – Balmain 

Our Balmain Underneath-19s aspect seems primed for an additional robust season after making the finals in 2022.

NRL Development player Josh Feledy (centre) in pre-season training
NRL Growth participant Josh Feledy (centre) in pre-season coaching

A few gamers to look at embrace prop Tony Sukkar who hung out within the NRL squad this pre-season, in addition to NRL Growth Participant Josh Feledy, who joined the membership in 2022.

New Zealand recruit, Oliver Lawry additionally took half in a handful of NRL coaching periods over pre-season, and is an enormous and skilful half.


Lipina Ata, Lachlan Broedlow, Levi Conti, Jonas Prepare dinner, Bryson Demanuelle, Kian Edmed, Jesse Eljuga, Josh Feledy, Michael Feledy, Aiden Harb, Johnny Ibrahim, Cameron Kanaan, Hosea Kedzlie, Will Kennedy, Keenan Lawandos, Oliver Lawry, Lotu Lavilavi, Zaid Lehn, Jackson Lill, William Malloy, Elijah Mataale, Billy McNickle, Adam Mehrez, Brendan Naicori, Charlie O’kane, Velangi Otahaha, Joe Schmitzer, Jekope Sovau, Gabe Stuart, Tony Sukkar, Jordan Tut Chapman, Kaisara Tuimauga, Wade Zreika,

Harold Matthews Cup – Western Suburbs

With nearly all of their premiership-winning crew from final season progressing to SG Ball Cup in 2023, it’s a new-look Western Suburbs Underneath 17s aspect this season.

Wests Harold Matthews pre-season trial against Cronulla
Wests Harold Matthews pre-season trial towards Cronulla

Whereas the likes of Luke Laulilii and Nathaniel Gallagher return for a second 12 months within the Harold Matthews Cup, a brand new brigade of expertise can be aiming to stake their declare as stars of the longer term.

Ali Karnib, Onitoni Massive, and Alex Isdale have been only a choose few of those newcomers to star ultimately 12 months’s U/15’s Australian Schoolboys Championships, and look set to impress for Wests in 2023.


Cooper Black, Joel Byrne, Cooper Clarke, Archie Duncombe, Kurtis Dupond, Sonny Edwards-Moeke, Saint Fuatimau, Maddax Fui, Nathaniel Gallagher, Pheonix Godinet, Chase Hepi, Alex Isdale, Ali Karnib, Aaron Keppie, Onitoni Massive, Luke Laulilii, Byronn Laupepa, Kohan Lewis, Kimball Liufau, Heamasi Makasini, Callum McMenemy, Brooklyn Milford, Riley Oitmann, Amazon Pua’avase, Cooper Rauhihi, Lucas Rossi, Denzel Schaafhausen-Mino, Dylan Smith, Sebastian Sykes, Peter Ta’ai,


Siotame Havea Jr, Ashton Massive, Jonas Peni

Harold Matthews Cup – Balmain

Much like Wests’ Underneath-17s crew this 12 months, Balmain has a handful of gamers getting back from final season however for essentially the most half is a new-look outfit of thrilling, younger expertise.

Just a few gamers to look at embrace halfback Alex Conti who took half within the NSW Rising Blues camp over pre-season, fullback Michael Nasser and hooker Jared Haywood.


Jacob Ah Lam, Matty Atchinson, Patrick Bayeh, Joseph Beshara, Tyler Birnie, Michael Boustany, Jordan Bunt, Jamie Carroll, Alex Conti, Jacob Crotty, Hayden Elkris, Ilai Esau, Junior Fatuio, Antonio Harb, Jared Haywood, Cooper Henderson, Lee Howlett, Jean-Paul Kawtal, Edwin Langi, Epeli Leao, Invoice Lloyd, Adam Meslemani, Mikey Nasser, Julius Pula, Joseph Raad, Adrien Safi, James Safi, William Sefo, Sam Sherlock, Marc Tannous, Dougie Tuala, Jonah Watson,

Laurie Daley Cup – Macarthur Wests Tigers 

After falling one sport wanting a grand last look in 2022, Macarthur Wests Tigers’ Underneath 18s crew can be boosted by the addition of a handful of Wests Harold Matthews premiership-winning aspect for his or her upcoming marketing campaign.

The likes of James Folaumoetu’i, Harry Delaney, and Bowen Roper be part of the squad in 2023, after tasting premiership success for the Magpies final 12 months.

This group will as soon as once more be led by head coach, Tom Morrison.


Junior Borg-Taveuveu, Ryan Campbell, Harry Delaney, Joseph Eccleston, Brayden Faiai, John Finianos, James Folaumoetu’i, Zac Gibson, Kye Jones, Likari Leota, Cooper Mangan, Noah McKenzie, Sylvester Neil, Kalasini Papalii, Ryan Polsen, Luke Prebble, Harley Rebbeck, Bowen Roper, Jone Rorocolo, Livai Saukuru, Ielly Smith, Liam Starr, William Stimson, Isaac Sykes, Lawdez Taurerewayucel, Seth To’o, Gene Wighton, Ewan Xuereb.

Andrew Johns Cup – Macarthur Wests Tigers 

Headed up by new head coach, Alec Bush, this group of gamers is a wholly new-look crew, with it being the primary expertise in a consultant program for this younger squad.

The teaching workers have been impressed by the squad’s improvement over pre-season, with center ahead Sam-Paul Mauga, and highly effective winger Isaac Orji, notably spectacular.


Kwan Ah-Hoe, Lamontae Banderson, James Bengura, Selby Campbell, Lorima Cosgrave, Deacon Davis, Stirling Faumui, Christopher Filikitonga, PJ French, Glassie Glassie, Riley Ingersole, Will Jenkins, Paul Johnson, Jake Jones, Isaac S Lafi Leulu, Leeroy Leao, Dwayne Lyons, Malcolm Mailo, Sam-Paul Mauga, Lucas Muir, Jack O’Hara, Isaac Orji, Aaron Paea, Aaron Prodromou, Ilaisa (Sonny) Raravula, Hunter Redman, Henare Reti, Sebastian Sia, Preston Smallwood, Brody Taateo, Jerome Taateo, Tomasi Tavui, Tyler Volcov, Hayden Younger,

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