110 years strong – Newtown’s new rugby league season to be officially launched on 6th March 2018

Young Newtown Jets front-rower Royce Tout takes the ball forward in last Saturday’s trial game against Blacktown Workers. Royce is a product of the Gundagai Tigers RLFC and Wests Tigers Holden Cup (under 20’s). He is studying Law at Macquarie University and was chosen in the 2017 NYC Academic Team of the Year. Other Jets players in the photo from left to right are: winger Jordan Topai-Aveai, fullback Matt Evans and lock Jayden McDonogh. Photo: MAF Photography (Mario Facchini)

Here are the details for the Newtown RLFC 2018 season launch:

Date: Tuesday, 6th March 2018

Venue: Petersham RSL Club, 7 Regent Street, Petersham

Time: 7.00pm for 7.30pm

Cost: $135 per ticket or $1250 for a table of ten

Dress: Lounge suit or smart casual

RSVP: 28th February 2018

MC: Graeme Hughes

Principal guest: Phil Gould, one of the most perceptive analysts and astute commentators in the entire rugby league realm

Other guests: An array of Newtown RLFC identities spanning six decades from the 1960’s, 70’s, 80’s and 90’s and into the 2000’s and 2010’s

Bookings: Stuart McCarthy on 0447 046 516 and smccarthy@newtownjets.com; or Olga Lauricella on 0412 712 612 or olauricella@newtownjets.com

Newtown’s next trial match details:

NSWRL Intrust Super Premiership NSW – Official Trial Match

Saturday, 24th February 2018

Campbelltown Stadium

Western Suburbs v Newtown

Kick-Off: 4.45pm.

A special offer to Newtown RLFC members from our good friends at the Wests Tigers RLFC:

Wests Tigers has kindly offered 2018 Newtown RLFC members FREE ENTRY to our ISP NSW trial game v Western Suburbs Magpies at Campbelltown Stadium on Saturday 24th February (4.45pm), upon presentation of their 2018 Membership Card.

This will be the first time the Jets and Magpies have met since 2012.

The two clubs will once again play for the Tom Raudonikis Cup when they clash in the competition proper later this season.

Details of Newtown’s most recent trial match played on Saturday, 17th February:

NSWRL Intrust Super Premiership NSW – Official Trial Match:

Saturday, 17th February 2018

Southern Cross Group Stadium, Woolooware

Newtown v Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles

Kick-Off: 5.05pm.

Newtown 22:

Anthony Moraitis 2, Jordan Topai-Aveai, Matthew Jurd tries;

Addison Demetriou 3 goals

drew with

Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles 22:

4 tries, 3 goals.

Half-time: Newtown led 16-6.

Newtown’s team was:

Matt Evans, Latrell Robinson, Addison Demetriou, Lachlan Stein, Jordan Topai-Aveai, Penani Manumalealii, Jesse Marschke, Eddie Faalua, Ben Marschke, Malakai Houma, Anthony Moraitis, Ryan King, Jaimin Jolliffe.

Matthew Jurd, Reubenn Rennie, Royce Tout, Wes Lolo, Keiran Vale, Ozzie Tuwhangai, Jayden McDonogh, Billy Tsikrikas, Jordan Bowles, Charlton Schaafhausen, Zach Bouzounis.

Coach: Greg Matterson.

Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles:

Honeti Tuha, Leva Li, Val Toutai, John Folau, Maliko Filino, Veiru Mapesone, Kamren Cryer, Fred Junior Mauala, Joey Tramontana, Tekina Vailea, Tyler Cassel, Cody Nelson, Tom Amone.


Denzal Tonise, Joey Lussick, Josh Martin, Elia Faatui, Peter Schuster, Viliami Kaveinga, Sukamanu Raki, Jake Pickering, Dominic Murphy, Lloyd Perrett, Taniela Paseka, Toafofoa Sipley, Jayde Anderson.

Coach: Steven Hales.

Referees: Damian Briscoe and Jake Sutherland.

Touch Judges: Dave Ryan, Andrew Macrae and Daniel Luttringer.