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Saturday 22nd Feb
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Newtown Jets hooker Blayke Brailey takes the ball forward in Friday night’s thrilling upset victory against the Penrith Panthers. Photo: Mario Facchini, mafphotography
Newtown Jets hooker Blayke Brailey takes the ball forward in Friday night’s thrilling upset victory against the Penrith Panthers. Photo: Mario Facchini, mafphotography

Freezing conditions and injuries don’t deter the Newtown Jets in their stunning upset victory over the Panthers

The Newtown Jets have shown once again that their best performances in 2019 can be against opposition teams in the higher levels of the Canterbury Cup NSW competition table.

On Friday night, in bitterly cold conditions at Panthers Stadium, the tenth-placed Jets went in as rank underdogs against the third-placed Penrith Panthers.

Things looked grim when Penrith posted an easy try in the second minute of play, but the Jets dominated the remainder of the first half to go into the half-time break with an 18-6 lead.

Newtown then survived a post-halftime barrage when the power-packed Panthers had an unbroken spell of possession and favourable field position for fifteen minutes on end.

The Jets led 18-14 midway through the second half with the game very much in the balance, but Newtown laid on an exhilarating try in the 63rd minute involving Greg Eastwood, Scott Sorensen and Braydon Trindall that seemed to take the game beyond the Panthers grasp.

Halfback Braydon Trindall converted all four of Newtown’s tries and added two penalty goals late in the game that gave the Jets a safe points buffer zone.

Five-eighth and captain Jack A. Williams was replaced in the first half due to a head injury. Wes Lolo and Siosifa Talakai were also injured and spent extended periods off the field.

Cronulla Sharks Jersey Flegg centre Jensen Taumoepeau made his Canterbury Cup debut with the Jets on Friday night. Jensen is a product of the Taranaki rugby league in New Zealand’s North Island.

The match details were:

NSWRL Canterbury Cup NSW – 21st Round

Friday, 9th August 2019

Panthers Stadium

Penrith v Newtown

The kick-off time was 5.40pm.

(This match was played as the main curtain-raiser to the Penrith Panthers_ Cronulla Sharks NRL fixture.)

Newtown 28:

Billy Magoulias (try in the 9th minute), Jayson Bukuya (20th minute), Will Kennedy (36th minute) and Braydon Trindall (63rd minute) tries;

Braydon Trindall 4 conversions and 2 penalty goals (kicked in the 69th and 72nd minutes)

defeated

Penrith 18:

William Burns (2nd minute), Charlie Staines (43rd minute), Matheson Johns (56th minute) and Frank Winterstein (73rd minute) tries;

Jed Cartwright 1 conversion.

Half-Time: Newtown led 18-6.

Referee: Drew Oultram.

Touch Judges: Cameron Mitchell and Daniel Luttringer.

Playing surface: Excellent.

Weather: 13 degrees, with a bitterly cold strong wind blowing throughout most of the game.

The Newtown Jets have a bye in Round 22 of the Canterbury Cup NSW competition (17th/18th August).

Newtown’s team on Friday night was:

Will Kennedy, Luke Polselli, Tyrone Phillips, Jensen Taumoepeau,  Latrell Schaumkel, Jack A. Williams, Braydon Trindall, Jayson Bukuya, Scott Sorensen, Siosifa Talakai, Wes Lolo, Blayke Brailey, Jimmy Jolliffe.

Bench: Tyla Tamou, Teig Wilton, Billy Magoulias, Greg Eastwood.

Coach: Greg Matterson.

Penrith’s team was:

Charlie Staines, Malakai Watene-Zelezniak, Dean Whare, Jed Cartwright, Matheson Johns, Kurt Falls, Dean Blore, Hame Sele, Billy Burns, Frank Winterstein, Sam McKendry, Brendan Hands, Kaide Ellis.

Bench: Reed Izzard, Paea Pua, Pat Hollis, Tyrell Fuimaono.

Coach: Guy Missio.

Newtown Jets outside back Jonah Ngaronoa puts a step on two Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs opponents at Henson Park on Saturday evening. Photo: Mario Facchini, mafphotography

Jets given a lesson by the Bulldogs

Artwork: Brenton Powell

The Newtown Jets are flying into the 2020 rugby league season, just like this accompanying image of wing sensation Sione Katoa

The Meeting of the two Inner-Western Tribes: The two teams, the Newtown Jets and Glebe Dirty Reds, are photographed together following their historic rugby league “”re-acquaintance”” at Wentworth Park on Sunday, 16th February 2020. Photo: Mario Facchini, mafphotography

Jets and Dirty Reds write a new page in rugby league history

webGlebe v Newtown promotional poster, second version (crop)

It’s only taken 91 years … but the Newtown Jets and the Glebe Dirty Reds will do battle again at Wentworth Park this Sunday, 16th February at 4.00pm

Big Wes Lolo is first out of the blocks in this pre-season training exercise at Henson Park. Photo: Wayne Leong

The Jets and the Dirty Reds set to renew an ancient rivalry

webThe Newtown RLFC 1908 team (NSWRL source)

Happy 112th birthday to the Newtown Jets

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