Western Suburbs Squad 1993

Back Row: Wayne Simonds, Joe Thomas, Glenn Grief, Paul Langmack, Russell Wyer, Matt Ryan, Mark Afflick, David Anderson, Jason Taylor
Middle Row: “Mark the Magpie (Mascot), Peter Di Michiel (Club Doctor), Scott Hardy, Mark bell, Stephen Kearney, Justin Dooley, Craig Menkins, Terry Hill, Andrew Leeds, Rory McRae (Conditioner), Peter Middleton (Physiotherapist), “BBQ” Bob Murray (General Assistant)
Front Row: Dennis Regan (Trainer), Damien McGarry, Steve Georgallis, David Gillespie (Captain), Warren Ryan (head Coach), Kyle White, Jason Alchin, Darren Willis, Brian Satterly (Club Co-Ordinator)
Ball Boys: Adam Noyce, Josh Hardgrove, Corey Small

1993 was a very disappointing season. Wests went from semi-finalist in 1991/2 to Wooden Spooners, winning only seven games. It was particularly disappointing considering they had beaten Parramatta, Cronulla and Souths in the pre-season competition and narrowly lost to Canberra 21-18 in the Final after being 18-18 with minutes remaining. The U21s were in the semi-finals with minutes remaining in the last game of the season but Manly scored a late try to put them out.

Jason Benge                Andrew Willis


Any high expectations for the season were dashed early with 12 First-Graders either transferring or retiring and then a large injury toll occurring through all grades. Two of those, Jim Dymock to Souths and Bob Lindner to Oldham, were very hard to replace. There were, however, significant debuts by Andrew Leeds (Penrith), Steve Georgallis (Carlisle, England) and Steve O’Dea from Souths.  Andrew Leeds was named “Clubman of the Year” in his first season. Jason Taylor took the step-up from good club player to one of the stars of the game and was duly rewarded with NSW State of Origin selection, joined by dynamic centre Terry Hill.  David Gillespie was selected in the Australian Squad, while young gun Stephen Kearney was selected in the New Zealand team.

David Gillespie (Club Captain)      Jason Alchin



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