A tough assignment for the Jets this Saturday against the Canberra Raiders allies, Mounties

Matt Evans (in possession) in last Sunday’s match against Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles, with these Jets players in the background from left to right: Leigh Higgins, Kurt Capewell, Manaia Cherrington, Daniel Mortimer (obscured), Tony Williams. Photo: Supplied by the NSWRL

NSWRL Intrust Super Premiership NSW – Round Two

Saturday, 11th March 2017

Aubrey Keech Reserve, Hinchinbrook

Mounties (Raiders) v Newtown

Kick-Off: 3.00pm.

Referee: Damien Briscoe.

Touch Judges: Damien Simes and Billy Greatbatch.

This match is being broadcast live on Steele Sports: www.steelesports.com.au

Newtown’s team:

Luke Towers, Leigh Higgins, Haydn Peacock, Matt Evans, Ben Fritz, Joseph Paulo, Daniel Mortimer, Jason Schirnack, Tony Williams, Jayden Walker, Kurt Dillon, Manaia Cherrington, Jeremy Latimore.

Bench: Jack Williams, Kurt Kara, Jaimin Jolliffe, Malakai Houma, Alec Bush, Tepatasi Fuiavailili.

Coach: Greg Matterson.

Mounties:

Lachlan Croker, Eddie Aiono, Brent Naden, Reubenn Rennie, Dom Reardon, Jordan Turner, Isaac John, Magnus Stromquist, Anthony Moraitis, Mark McCormack, Makahesi Makatoa, Glen Buttriss (Capt), Royce Hunt.

Bench: Sam Duggan, Topiese Taufu, Yileen Gordon, Mitch Kennedy, Thomas Cronan, Viapuna Tia Kilifi, Jarrod Brackenhofer.

Coach: Steve Antonelli.

A new feature on the NSWRL website – interviews with the ISP NSW coaches, with Newtown’s Greg Matterson being the first cab off the rank:  http://www.nswrl.com.au/news/2017/03/09/coaches_corner_greg_.html

More from the NSWRL website, with Matty Buxton and Simon Masterton presenting a full Wrap on round one of the ISP NSW 2017:  http://www.nswrl.com.au/news/2017/03/09/the_wrap_round_1.html

Here’s a great back-page Inner West Times photo (page 24) taken by Gary Sutherland of Daniel Mortimer making a break in last Sunday’s thrilling round one match between Newtown and Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles:  http://bit.ly/2nbUgnE

Gary Sutherland’s photos from last Sunday, including head-shots of 14 of the 17 Jets players:  http://www.pbase.com/gsphotography/newtown_vs_blacktown_050317&page=all

Mario Facchini’s photos from last Sunday:  http://mafphotography.blogspot.com.au/2017/03/intrust-super-premiership-2017-round-1.html

There was plenty of coverage of the Jets-Sea Eagles match in this week’s Rugby League Week (Thursday, 9th March) on pages 6,11 and 45. RLW has been a great ally of the Jets over the years and the magazine’s impending closure is a big blow to the coverage of our game.

The 2017 Intrust Super Premiership NSW competition is now underway, in what is Newtown’s 110th season in rugby league football. There’s no better way you can prove your support for the oldest club in Australian rugby league than by taking out a 2017 membership package. There are membership deals on offer to suit all personal circumstances and budgets. Check out this link for all the relevant information:  http://www.newtownjets.com/jets-membership-2017/

And there’s a terrific array of 2017 Newtown Jets clothing and merchandise awaiting your perusal and selection:  www.newtownjetsclothing.com.au