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Newtown fullback Will Kennedy puts through a carefully-weighted kick that resulted in a try to Jets winger Sione Katoa, in last Sunday’s thrilling preliminary final win against St George-Illawarra at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium. Photo: Michael Magee Photography.
Newtown fullback Will Kennedy puts through a carefully-weighted kick that resulted in a try to Jets winger Sione Katoa, in last Sunday’s thrilling preliminary final win against St George-Illawarra at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium. Photo: Michael Magee Photography.

Australia’s first rugby league club heads into another grand final this Sunday

The Newtown Jets and Wentworthville clash in the inaugural Canterbury Cup NSW grand final on Sunday at Bankwest Stadium.

The match is in fact Wentworthville’s final appearance in the Canterbury Cup NSW, as they are leaving the competition at the completion of this season. The Parramatta club intends to field its own team in the Canterbury Cup NSW from 2020 onwards.

Oddly enough, this was the same situation with the Balmain club in 2012, with the grand final of that year being the Balmain Tigers final appearance in what was then the NSW Cup competition. Newtown supporters would well recall that the Jets won that grand final 22-18.

The winner of Sunday’s inaugural Canterbury Cup NSW premiership title will go on to play the Queensland Intrust Super Premiership winners on NRL Grand Final day at ANZ Stadium on Sunday, 6th October.

This Sunday’s match details are:

NSWRL Canterbury Cup NSW – Grand Final

Sunday, 29th September 2019

Bankwest Stadium

Newtown versus Wentworthville

Kick-Off: 3.05pm.

Referee: Todd Smith

Assistant Referee: Drew Oultram

Touch Judges: Benjamin Teague and Cameron Mitchell.

Television coverage: Channel 9 from 3.00pm.

Radio: There will be live audio streaming with Steele Sports from 12 noon.
To listen click on the Jets Radio Live Stream play button on the home page of www.newtownjets.com

Newtown’s team (as per Thursday’s Big League magazine):
Will Kennedy, Sione Katoa, Aaron Gray, Ronaldo Mulitalo, Tyrone Phillips, Jack A. Williams, Braydon Trindall, Toby Rudolf, Blayke Brailey, Jimmy Jolliffe, Scott Sorensen, Jayson Bukuya, Billy Magoulias.

Bench: Teig Wilton, Jackson Ferris, Siosifa Talakai, Daniel Vasquez, Luke Polselli, Matt Evans, Wes Lolo, Grant Garvey, Josh Carr, Greg Eastwood.

Coach: Greg Matterson.

Wentworthville:

Josh Hoffman, Charlton Schaafhausen, Ethan Parry, George Jennings, Greg Lelesiuao, Jaeman Salmon, Rhys Davis, Tim Mannah, Matt McIlwrick, Stefano Utoikamanu, Andrew Davey, David Gower, Peni Terepo.

Bench: Haze Dunster, Oregon Kaufusi, Mitchell Butfield, Haimona Hiroti, Salesi Fainga’a, James Porter.

Coach: Rip Taylor.

Everyone is invited back to the Petersham RSL Club (located at 7 Regent Street, Petersham) after Sunday’s grand final. The Petersham RSL Club is one of Newtown’s longest-standing and most generous sponsors.
Please note that parking in the environs of the Petersham RSL Club is limited. Please also note that the Petersham RSL Club practices the Responsible Service of Alcohol. 

From the NSWRL website: –

See Newtown’s captain Scott Sorensen being interviewed this week by the former Newtown Jets halfback Jamie Soward: https://www.nswrl.com.au/news/2019/09/25/captains-call–scott-sorensen/

Thanks to Busfleet Australia for their generosity. We are not taking any more bookings. We’ve filled three buses of Jets fans to make their way to Bankwest Stadium for Sunday’s Canterbury Cup NSW Grand Final for FREE. The buses will leave Petersham RSL at 1.15pm sharp. Please arrive before this time as boarding may take some time.

Many thanks to our good friends at Busfleet Australia for providing free buses for our supporters to get to the game. Cheer loudly all you Newtown Jets supporters and help get our boys home!

There will be no Newtown Jets merchandise stall at Bankwest Stadium on Sunday.

However, Newtown Jets merchandise is available on Friday, 27th September, 9.00am to 5.00pm, at 14 Rich Street, Marrickville (the Newtown Jets administrative office).

Newtown Jets merchandise can also be purchased directly online through the club’s merchandise website: www.newtownjetsclothing.com.au

Merchandise orders can also be made by phone by calling 9052 6980 during weekday business hours.

The Newtown Jets merchandise stall will be open in King Street, Newtown (directly opposite the Dendy Cinema) this Saturday, 28th September, from 10.00am to 4.00pm.

In the event of inclement weather on Saturday, Jets merchandise will be available from the club’s office at 14 Rich Street, Marrickville from 10.00am to 4.00pm.

Image: Mario Facchini, mafphotography

Let’s Keep The Jets Flying!

Image c/- NSWRL, layout: Mario Facchini, mafphotography

FLASHBACK FRIDAY – Jack “Towser” Barnett

Image: Mario Facchini & Brenton Powell

Let’s Keep The Jets Flying!

The Newtown Jets 2019 playing squad, winners of the Canterbury Cup NSW premiership title and the NRL State Championship Final, along with staff, Directors, sponsors and supporters are pictured in front of the historic Henson Park grandstand. Photo: Michael Magee Photography.

Attention all Newtown Jets members, friends and supporters – you can still buy Jets clothing, merchandise and books

Newtown Jets fullback Phil Sigsworth (on the right) was man of the match in this epic 1981 elimination semi-final. Phil is pictured here at a social function with one of his 1981 Jets team-mates, second-rower Steve Blyth. Photo: Courtesy of Western Suburbs RLFC.

Here comes the cavalry – with something for you to do this Saturday afternoon (28th March)

The last hurrah? Newtown Jets players and coaching staff pictured at the end of their final training session for 2020. Image: Wayne Leong

NSWRL cancels Canterbury Cup NSW for 2020 season

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Invisi-Gard
Jersey Minor

John Singleton Group
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Schofield King Lawyers
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Coverforce
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The Henson
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Sydney Park Hotel
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Sports Medicine Institute
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