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Newtown front-rower Wes Lolo takes the ball forward against Canterbury-Bankstown at ANZ Stadium last Sunday. Jets team-mates supporting Wes are (from left) Tyla Tamou and Will Kennedy. Photo: Mario Facchini, mafphotography
Newtown front-rower Wes Lolo takes the ball forward against Canterbury-Bankstown at ANZ Stadium last Sunday. Jets team-mates supporting Wes are (from left) Tyla Tamou and Will Kennedy. Photo: Mario Facchini, mafphotography

Every game is critical for the Jets from now on

One of Newtown’s best performances in 2019 was the resounding 36-22 victory against St George-Illawarra in Round 11 back on the 26th May at WIN Stadium, Wollongong. The Jets host the Dragons at Henson Park this Saturday (6th July) and as we head into the final third of the Canterbury Cup NSW competition, every single game can be classed as being ultra-important for Newtown’s finals chances.

The Jets will be missing three players due to State of Origin selection commitments: Second-rower Teig Wilton has won selection in the NSW Under 20s State of Origin team, and halfback Braydon Trindall and centre Ronaldo Mulitalo have both been included in the Queensland Under 20s State of Origin side. Everyone at the Jets extends congratulations to all three players on gaining selection in these representative teams.

This Saturday’s match details:

NSWRL Canterbury Cup NSW – 16th Round

Saturday, 6th July 2019

Henson Park

Newtown (8th place, 13 points) v St George-Illawarra (2nd place, 18 points)

Kick-Off: 3.00pm.

Referee: Damian Briscoe

Touch Judges: Benjamin Teague and Tim Hannon.

Newtown’s team for Saturday is:

Will Kennedy, Sione Katoa, Aaron Gray, Tyrone Phillips, Tyler Tamou, Luke Polselli, Jack A. Williams (Capt), Wes Lolo, Billy Magoulias, Jaimin Jolliffe, Scott Sorensen, Siosifa Talakai, Daniel Vasquez.

Bench: Josh Carr, Matt Evans, Greg Eastwood, TBA.

Coach: Greg Matterson.

St George-Illawarra:
Tristan Sailor, Jason Gillard, Lachlan Maranta, Steven Marsters, Shaun Sauni-Esau, Zeik Foster, Adam Clune, Topiese Taufa, Eli Levido, Jayden Morgan, Charly Runciman, Ash Nisbet, Joe Lovodua.

Bench: Shalom O’Ofou, Nathan Leatigaga, Juvilee Samiu, Luke Gale.

Coach: Mat Head.

This Saturday’s match will decide the winner of the Tom Kirk Cup for 2019.

There will be plenty of fun for the kids on the DEICORP Family Hill featuring jumping castles & face painting. Joe’s Ice Cream Mr Whippy & Barista will be in attendance as along with SCU – More Generous Banking’s SYD THE PIG.

Young Henrys NEWTOWNER, Natural Lager and Cloudy Cider is available for all the Mums, Dads and over 18s along with a selection of wines from Sparrow & Vine.

In 2019 our great mates at SCU – More Generous Banking have the Best Seats on the Hill under the SCU Big Top and they could be yours this Sunday. For your chance to win FREE entry for 4 people plus food and drinks simply text SCU at Henson to 0413 656 361. Entries close 3.30pm Friday. For more info: https://www.scu.net.au/marquee-entry-terms-conditions.html

Don’t forget SCU – More Generous Banking has some exclusive deals for Newtown Jets rugby league football club members at:  https://www.scu.net.au/newtown-jets-football-club-member-exclusive-offer

Newtown Jets thanks Fantasea Cruising for being on board as our 2019 Home Game Raffle Sponsor. Fantasea Cruising are donating a double pass to Sydney’s best harbour cruises every home game. For more information: https://www.fantasea.com.au/newtown-jets/. Other raffle prizes include a fabulous Meat Tray from Dulwich Hill Gourmet Meats along with our famous Fruit and Veg box courtesy of Bobby Petersen and Brett Elliott (the son of the one and only Billy Elliott). We’ll also be running our regular 50/50 promotion where you have the chance to walk away with some cold hard cash. So as Lynchy always says over the PA… ‘Dig deep & support the Jets’.

The Jets invite members, supporters and friends to the popular Golden Barley Hotel from 5.30pm on Saturday to mingle with players and coaching staff and hopefully celebrate another Canterbury Cup victory. The Golden Barley Hotel is located at 165 Edgeware Road, Enmore (on the corner of Edgeware Road and Llewellyn Street).

Rugby League is on again at Henson Park this Saturday and the Jets have been in exciting form in recent weeks – so bring your friends and family, cheer on the men all dressed in blue whilst enjoying one of the most unique sporting experiences this great city of Sydney has to offer.

If you can’t make it to Henson Park, Alby and the team from Steele Sports will be calling all the action from 2.30pm. To listen, click on the Jets Radio Live Stream play button on the home page of: www.newtownjets.com.

Image: Mario Facchini, mafphotography

Members Badge Draw Thursday 4th June 2020

This week’s nostalgia team from the dim and distant past is the Newtown Jets line-up that played in the club’s first competition game in the NSWRL First Division. This match was played against St George-Illawarra at Redfern Oval on Saturday, 4th March 2000. The team was as follows:-
Back row, standing left to right: Tere Glassie, Adam Bennett (obscured), Jason Bell (obscured), Phil Howlett, Peter Howie, Odell Manuel, Clinton Toopi, Paul Carige, David Myers, Wairangi Koopu, Terry Hermansson.
In front, left to right: Brad Westaway, David Howlett, Clinton McAulliffe, Luke Wardle, Luke Goodwin (Capt), Tony Catton, Jared Mills, Joey Bishop, Daniel Cross, Luke Ellis.
The team was coached by Colin Murphy. Photo supplied by the Newtown RLFC.

There’s more excitement waiting for you this Wednesday night!

Image: Mario Facchini, mafphotography

Newtown Jets Virtual Team List v NZ Warriors Wed 3rd June, 2020

Image: Mario Facchini, mafphotography

Let’s Keep The Jets Flying!

This little girl’s name is Lily, and she is the proud holder of the Newtown Jets 2020 membership number, 1190. Lily’s family has been staunchly associated with the glorious Newtown RLFC cause for several generations. Lily, thank you very much for your help in the quest to Keep the Jets Flying in 2020 and beyond! 
Photo: This photo was provided by and its use approved by Lily’s parents, Nick and Anita.

You’re never too young (or too old) to help Keep the Jets Flying!

Image: Mario Facchini, mafphotography

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