Western Suburbs First Grade 1992

Back Row: Peter Middleton, David Angel, Simon Huntly, “Mark the Magpie”, Dennis Regan, Dr Peter Di Michiel
Middle Row: Russell Wyer, Jason Lidden, Kyle White, Jim Dymock, Terry Hill, Bob Lindner, David Gillespie, Wayne Simons, Jason Taylor
Front Row: Darren Britt, Graeme Wynn, Paul Langmack, Warren Ryan (Coach), Joe Thomas, Mark Bell, Andrew Farrar
Ball Boys: Johnathan Di Michiel, Shane Pritchard

1992 was another relatively successful season. All three grades made the semi-finals, the only club to back up from that achievement in 1991. Unfortunately, all the teams were put out in the knockout stage, the First Grade going down 21-2 to Newcastle in a disappointing display. The Jersey Flegg (U19) team made the Grand Final, again emphasising that the Juniors in the club were going well. Considering that the U21s contained Cherry Mescia, Matt Ryan, Steve Kearney, Justin Moloney (Captain), Josh White, Evan Cochrane, Brad Hughes and the outstanding player of the team, Jason Benge, the future seemed bright at that stage.

There was an injection of pace into the First-Grade team with Mark Bell (ex-Canberra) and Terry Hill (ex-Souths) coming in, and two good players in Tony Xuerub and Darren Willis from Penrith. Mark Bell displayed that pace on a number of occasions to score 16 good tries and be the equal leading try-scorer in the NRL.

Doug Rawlings played his 150th game and was an inspirational Reserve Grade captain while Trevor Cogger passed the remarkable milestone of over 300 games in all grades. He had taken on a very important guidance and mentoring role for the younger players, emphasising his considerable reputation as the ultimate clubman. David Gillespie, Bob Lindner and Joe Thomas all made representative teams.

Mainstays of the 1992 season – Paul Langmack, Darren Britt, Mark Bell and Terry Hill



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