1973 ‘Jack’s Jets’ – Jack Gibson is regarded as the greatest coach of the first Rugby League century and Newtown’s 1973 Club Championship victory is among his finest achievements. For a financially-embattled club like Newtown, with the smallest junior league and supporter base, winning the NSW Rugby League Club Championship and the Fred Flowers MLC Memorial Pennant was claimed by some journalists to be akin to Iceland topping the gold medal count at the Summer Olympics!.Winners of the 1973 Rugby League championship – Newtown or “Jack’s Jets”
BACK ROW: Gary Jenkins, Paul Dawson, Chris Dawson, Warren Snodgrass, Bob Sullivan, Chris Kenne, Peter Gordon, Gary Sullivan, Brian Moore, Grahame Matthews, Henry Williamson, Peter Parry, Bill Coverdale.
2ND ROW: Jack Gibson (head coach), Clarrie Jeffries (coach), Mick Howell, Bob Reece, David Oliveri, Ron Fogarty, Barry Cox, T. Sullivan, Wayne Pinder, Peter Murphy, Col Casey, Denis Gardiner, Mark Cohen, Ian Sartori, Terry Fearnley (Coach).
3RD ROW: Dave Lucas, Mark Robertson, Neville Shoemark, Kevin Bradstock, Barry Wood, John Bradstock, Ken Wilson, Lionel Williamson, Steve Hansard, Tommy Melville, Bruce Pickett Mick Souter, John Davidson, John Bonham.
FRONT ROW: R. Collaro, Kevin Fidock, Paul Haywood, Johnny Floyd, Des O’Connor, Doug Kemister, Phil Flack, Dave Bett, G. Langley, K. Fleming, Neil Pringle, G.Hinkelbein.