Season 2018

This article was published in the September 2018 edition of the UK rugby league magazine Forty20: The Newtown Jets prove that inner-city community festivals and rugby league can be good partners.

The Newtown Jets rugby league club plays in the NSW Rugby League (NSWRL) Intrust Super Premiership (ISP) competition, which is a second-tier feeder competition to the National Rugby League (NRL). The Jets have played at this level since 2000, and in the intervening years have been partnered with the Auckland Warriors, Cronulla Sharks and Sydney…

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Newtown Jets premiership aspirations dashed in final minutes

The Newtown Jets were beaten in heart-rending circumstances in the NSWRL Intrust Super Premiership NSW grand final played at Leichhardt Oval on Sunday afternoon. The Jets lost to Canterbury-Bankstown 18-12 after the scores had been locked together at 12-all, with just seven minutes remaining on the clock. Newtown led 10-0 late in the first half…

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And then there were two … the Newtown Jets and Canterbury Bulldogs get set for Sunday’s Intrust Super Premiership grand final at Leichhardt

Newtown and Canterbury-Bankstown will clash in a senior-level rugby league grand final for the first time, when they meet in Sunday’s ISP NSW grand final at Leichhardt Oval. The Jets and Bulldogs last met in a rugby league final when Newtown defeated Canterbury 34-6 in a NSW Cup preliminary final at Leichhardt Oval on Sunday,…

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Jets and Panthers face off for a place in the Grand Final

The Newtown Jets head into Saturday’s Intrust Super Premiership preliminary final against Penrith at Leichhardt Oval on the back of an impressive 34-16 elimination semi-final victory against Mounties. The Jets defeated the Panthers 36-12 back in round 4, and lost narrowly 28-24 to Penrith in the 20th round before a big Henson Park crowd on…

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Jets big win sends them into the Preliminary Final

Newtown swept aside Mounties 34-16 in the Intrust Super Premiership elimination semi-final played at Kogarah Oval on Saturday afternoon. The Jets turned in a near-faultless first half to lead 18-2 at halftime, and then maintained their dominance by adding two converted tries to extend their lead to 32-2 after 56 minutes. Mounties scored their first…

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Jets and Mounties in Sudden-Death Showdown this Saturday, 8th September

The Newtown Jets and Mounties (Raiders) face off in a NSWRL Intrust Super Premiership elimination semi-final at UOW Jubilee Oval, Kogarah this Saturday. Newtown lost to St George-Illawarra 28-26 in a qualifying final at Penrith last Sunday, while Mounties defeated the New Zealand Warriors 21-20 in an elimination semi-final last weekend. In their two competition…

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Jets narrowly beaten in high-scoring Qualifying Final

The Newtown Jets were narrowly beaten 28-26 by St George-Illawarra in the Intrust Super Premiership Qualifying Final played at Panthers Stadium on Sunday afternoon. The teams were locked together 16-all at halftime, with Newtown’s three tries being scored by winger Matt Evans (2) and second-rower Briton Nikora. Jets in-form five-eighth Jack A. Williams left the…

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