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Tongan Rugby League international representative Nesiasi Mataitonga (pictured) looks like being a more than useful signing for the Newtown Jets in 2015. (Photo: Gary Sutherland Photography)
Tongan Rugby League international representative Nesiasi Mataitonga (pictured) looks like being a more than useful signing for the Newtown Jets in 2015. (Photo: Gary Sutherland Photography)

A tale of two halves for the Jets

Newtown’s final pre-season trial match last Saturday was one of contrasting fortunes in each half of football. The Jets led Wests Tigers by 22-6 at half-time in the NSW Cup trial played at Campbelltown Stadium, but the Tigers dominated the second half to win the game by 36-22.

The Jets fielded their strongest line-up in the first half and turned on a most impressive performance, scoring four tries through the backline with three of these being converted from the sideline by the new Sharks signing Todd Murphy. Newtown showed conclusively in the first half that they have the makings of a strong NSW Cup side for 2015. There was some defensive fragility in the first half and Wests Tigers could well have had more points on the scoreboard by half-time.

Newtown’s second half capitulation will have provided a good wake-up call for the Jets’ part-time squad members. Newtown’s poor ball control, wayward passes and lack of discipline all combined to give the Tigers plenty of territory and momentum. The Jets were rarely seen at the Tigers’ end of the field during the entire second half as Wests Tigers piled on five converted tries to run out 36-22 winners.

Jets coach Greg Matterson said that the three trial games have provided valuable information in assessing the newcomers to Newtown’s part-time squad. Matterson and his coaching staff are confident that in alliance with several experienced players from the Cronulla Sharks NRL squad, Newtown will be fielding a most competitive and well-balanced team in this year’s NSW Cup premiership competition.

The Newtown Jets and Wests Tigers meet again in Round One of the 2015 NSW Cup competition, to be played at Henson Park on Saturday, 7th March at 3.00pm.

Next Saturday, 28th February, will see the popular Jets Supporters Rally Day staged at the Vic Hotel, Enmore from 2.00pm to 5.00pm. This will be a great afternoon of free entertainment for Newtown’s army of young fans and a chance for the youngsters to meet the Jets’ players. The official 2015 Newtown Jets season launch is to be held at the Petersham RSL Club on Wednesday evening, 4th March, commencing at 7.00pm. Further details for both of these events are outlined on the Newtown Jets website.

Big Wes Lolo is first out of the blocks in this pre-season training exercise at Henson Park. Photo: Wayne Leong

The Jets and the Dirty Reds set to renew an ancient rivalry

webThe Newtown RLFC 1908 team (NSWRL source)

Happy 112th birthday to the Newtown Jets

Newtown Jets head coach Greg Matterson pictured with members of the Jets pre-season training squad at Mahoney Reserve in South Marrickville on Tuesday, 17th December. Photo: Wayne Leong.

Updated information on the availability of Newtown Jets merchandise

Big Saulala Houma played with the Newtown Jets from 2012 to 2017 and was a member of Newtown’s 2012 NSW Cup premiership-winning team. These days Saulala is a rampaging front-rower for the Wagga Kangaroos RLFC down in Group 9 in southern NSW. Saulala features on the front cover of the updated Newtown Jets club history, Taking It To The Streets – The Second Life of the Newtown RLFC. Author of the book and Jets Director Glen “Bumper” Dwyer was in Wagga last Friday to present Saulala Houma with a copy of the book. (The book is on sale online at https://www.newtownjetsclothing.com.au/product/taking-it-to-the-street-the-second-life-of-the-newtown-rlfc/ or by calling 9052 6580). Photo: Newtown RLFC

More Christmas merchandise information from the Newtown Jets

Jets Xmas card credits:
Photo: Michael Magee Photography.
Artwork: Mandy Mills.

2019 – The Year that the Newtown Jets Struck Gold Twice

On 6th October 2019 at ANZ Stadium, the Newtown Jets defeated Burleigh Bears 20-16 in the NRL State Championship Final. This win effectively made Newtown the best club team (outside of the NRL competition) in Australia, New Zealand and Papua-New Guinea. Newtown centre Jackson Ferris (with the ball) is shown sprinting away for the winning try with less than ten seconds of regular time left to play, having seized upon a pin-point short kick by his team-mate Billy Magoulias. Newtown had trailed 10-2 at half-time and 16-14 going into the last ten seconds of the match. Photo: Michael Magee Photography

Newtown Jets celebrate one of the greatest years in their long history

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