Danger game for the Jets this Sunday as the finals get closer

Newtown Jets front-rower Malakai Houma shows great determination as he strives to break through the North Sydney Bears defence last Saturday. Photo: Mario Facchini, mafphotography

Newtown beat Wentworthville 50-24 when they last met at Henson Park on June 30th, but that result counts for absolutely nothing when the two clubs clash again at Ringrose Park this Sunday.

The Jets must win and win well (for points for and against purposes) as they strive for a top four finish in the 2018 Intrust Super Premiership competition.

NSWRL Intrust Super Premiership NSW – 19th Round

Sunday, 22nd July 2018

Ringrose Park

Wentworthville (11th place, 14 points) v Newtown (3rd place, 22 points)

Kick-Off: 3.00pm.

Referee: Keiren Irons

Touch Judges: Adam Reid and Jake Sutherland.

Newtown’s team for Sunday is:

Will Kennedy, Matt Evans, Aaron Gray, Reubenn Rennie, Sosaia Feki, Jack A. Williams, Kyle Flanagan, Jaimin (Jimmy) Jolliffe, Blayke Brailey, Kurt Dillon, Braden Uele, Anthony Moraitis, Billy Magoulias.

Interchange: Daniel Vasquez, Lachlan Stein, Wes Lolo, Malakai Houma, Bessie Aufaga-Toomaga.

Coach: Greg Matterson.

Wentworthville’s team:

Abbas Miski, Haze Dunster, Dane Aukafolau, Nathan Davis, Greg Leleisiuao, Arana Taumata, Dylan Brown, Magnus Stromquist, Rhys Davis, Haimona Hiroti, Matt Woods, Oregon Kaufusi, Daniel Dole.

Interchange: Piki Rogers, Nick Kassis, Eddie Aiono, Yileen Gordon.

Coach: Nathan Cayless.

Newtown’s Ron Massey Cup partnership club, Glebe-Burwood, had a huge 48-16 win against Western Suburbs last Sunday. The Dirty Reds face a much-improved opponent in St Marys  in the match to be played at St Marys Leagues Stadium on Saturday, 21st July at 3.00pm.

Congratulations to Newtown Jets players Kyle Flanagan, Braden Uele and Briton Nikora who all won selection in the NSWRL ISP NSW Team of the Week for last weekend:

https://www.nswrl.com.au/news/2018/07/16/isp-team-of-the-week–rd-18/

Don’t forget that the fabulous Beer, Footy & Food Festival is on at Henson Park on Saturday, 28th July, with a huge array of local craft breweries, food vendors, children’s entertainment plus of course the Newtown Jets in full confrontation mode with the Penrith Panthers at 3.00pm. Tickets are available from Oztix ( https://tickets.oztix.com.au/?Event=88198 ) or at the gate.

Please note that the breweries and food vendors are all cashless on the day, so be sure to bring your payWave cards!

Do yourselves a favour and check out the Newtown Jets merchandise website: www.newtownjetsclothing.com.au for the sensational brand new design 1908 Henson Park Hoodie, along with other items in the top-class range of Newtown Jets clothing and merchandise.

You can also purchase all of these items at Henson Park home games, on most Saturdays at the Newtown Jets marquee at 280A King Street, Newtown (opposite the Dendy Cinemas), or by calling 02-90526980.