Game on – Newtown’s 2017 ISP NSW season starts this Sunday, 5th March

The twelve ISP NSW clubs show off their team colours at the recent NSWRL 2017 season launch. Fullback Luke Towers (fourth from the left) represented the Newtown Jets. Photo: NSW Rugby League

NSWRL ISP NSW Round One – Sunday, 5th March 2017, 3.00pm kick-off

Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles v Newtown Jets at HE Laybutt Field, Blacktown.

(Blacktown Workers are the 2017 partnership club of the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles.)

This match will be broadcast live on Hawksbury Radio 899 FM

Here are the two teams (subject to possible future changes):

Newtown:

Leigh Higgins, Jordan Drew, Kurt Capewell, Matt Evans, Luke Towers, Jason Schirnack, Daniel Mortimer, Kurt Dillon, Manaia Cherrington, Jeremy Latimore, Tony Williams, Jayden Walker, Joseph Paulo. Bench: Jack Williams, Alec Bush, Jaimin Jolliffe, Malakai Houma, Kenny Niko. Coach: Greg Matterson.

Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles:

Pita Godinet, Viliame Kaveinga, Matthew Wright, Jonathan Wright, Peter Schuster, Cameron Cullen, Jackson Hastings, Tom Amone, Joey Lussick, Jacob Samoa, Pat Mataele, Jamil Hopoate, Brendan Attwood. Bench: Kyle Eather, Jerry Key, Tyler Cassel, Nick Kassis, Omar Slaimankhel. Coach: Pat Weisner.

Referee: Ziggy Przeklasa-Adamski. Touch Judges: Matt Damaso and Adam Reid.

How the NSWRL has previewed Newtown’s 2017 season: http://www.nswrl.com.au/news/2017/03/01/season_preview_newto.html

How the NSWRL has previewed Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles 2017 season: http://www.nswrl.com.au/news/2017/03/03/season_preview_black.html

The 2017 Newtown RLFC season launch held on Tuesday night, 28th February was a great success. Congratulations to Head Coach Greg Matterson & General Manager Stuart McCarthy who were both presented with Life Membership of the Newtown RLFC. The club wishes to thank our special guest Sam Kekovich who was in absolute top form at the function despite the fact that he was not 100% fighting fit. Thanks also to the management and staff of Petersham RSL Club for the splendid venue and excellent catering (including a lamb main course that would have met with Slammin’ Sam Kekovich’s approval!)

If you’re not listening to Sunday’s game on Hawksbury FM, be sure to follow the progress scores on Newtown Jets Twitter and Facebook.