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Saturday 23rd March
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Newtown halfback Lane Ferling made his debut for the Jets against Wyong at the Central Coast Stadium, Gosford on Saturday. Photo: Mario Facchini (MAF Photography)
Newtown halfback Lane Ferling made his debut for the Jets against Wyong at the Central Coast Stadium, Gosford on Saturday. Photo: Mario Facchini (MAF Photography)

Competition leaders Wyong Roos had too much firepower for the Jets

The Newtown Jets’ makeshift team line-up competed gamely but in the end was no match for the front-running Wyong Roos on Saturday at Gosford. The Jets have undergone a number of team changes due to mid-season player transfers, injuries as well as retirements. Wyong led 24-6 at halftime but the Jets staged a brave rally in the game’s third quarter, scoring two tries to trail 24-14 with twenty minutes left. The Roos kicked back late in the game and scored four converted tries to run out winners by 48-14.

The Jets fielded several new faces in their team on Saturday, including Cook Islands international and winger Reubenn Rennie, formerly with Canterbury and Canberra, who was on debut with Newtown. Halfback Lane Ferling was on loan from the high-flying Cronulla Sharks Holden Cup team and utility forward Blake Judd had transferred in from South Sydney. Wyong are the Intrust Super Premiership partnership club of the Sydney Roosters, and after seventeen rounds are now eight points clear of their nearest rivals on the premiership table.

Best players for Newtown on a tough day were front-rower and captain Kurt Dillon, who is proving to be one of the most consistently reliable performers in this competition. Hooker turned five-eighth for the day Kurt Kara was also one of the Jets’ best and he scored a clever try. Young centre Jesse Ramien scored two tries and once again presented his credentials as a future NRL player. Reubenn Rennie made some strong carries with the ball and looks to be a most willing competitor.

The Jets return home to Henson Park this Saturday, 8th July, when they play Wentworthville Magpies, who are the ISP NSW partnership club to the Parramatta Eels. This 18th round ISP NSW fixture is set down for a 3.00pm kick-off.

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THROW BACK THURSDAY – PROVING THE POINT TO MOUNTIES AT MOORE PARK

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Newtown Jets Team List v Mounties Sat 23rd March, 2019

Strongly-built Newtown Jets forward Siosifa Talakai is on the rampage as he takes on these Newcastle Knights defenders at the McDonald Jones Stadium on Friday afternoon (!5th March). Jets halfback Jack A. Williams is on the left of this image. Photo: Mario Facchini, mafphotography

Jets well beaten in Canterbury Cup NSW opening round

No doubt Greg Eastwood (centre) has met many knowledgeable rugby league people in the course of his long and distinguished career in the NRL and in international rugby league. Almost certainly though he has never met two more dedicated and fair dinkum rugby league activists than Mike Shannon (left) and John “The Phantom Bluebag” Lynch (right). This impressive trio was photographed discussing “pertinent rugby league matters” at the Newtown RLFC 2019 Season Launch at the Petersham RSL Club on Tuesday, 12th March. Photo: Mario Facchini, mafphotography

Here are further Newtown Jets team details for Round One of the 2019 Canterbury Cup NSW

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#THROWBACKTHURSDAY – HERB NARVO: FROM NEWCASTLE TO NEWTOWN

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Newtown Jets Team List v Newcastle Knights Fri 15th March, 2019

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