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The former Brisbane Broncos centre Jordan Drew (with the ball) could well be a trump card for the Newtown Jets when they take on the New Zealand Warriors at Mt Smart Stadium on Sunday, 20th March. Photo: Gary Sutherland Photography.
The former Brisbane Broncos centre Jordan Drew (with the ball) could well be a trump card for the Newtown Jets when they take on the New Zealand Warriors at Mt Smart Stadium on Sunday, 20th March. Photo: Gary Sutherland Photography.

If the Jets are to be a top-flight team in 2016, Sunday’s away game against the Warriors is a must-win assignment …

The Jets take on the in-form New Zealand Warriors in Auckland this Sunday.

Intrust Super Premiership NSW – Third Round; Sunday, 20th March 2016; Mt Smart Stadium; New Zealand Warriors v Newtown; Kick-Off: 11.45am (NZDT); 9.45am (AEDT).

Please note: Contrary to information previously provided to the Newtown RLFC administration, this match kicks off at 9.45am (AEDT) on Sunday, 20th March and will not be televised live on Fox Sports One as had been advised.

This is the tenth journey by the Jets across the Tasman. Of the nine games previously played in Auckland between 2007 and 2015, Newtown has won on four occasions and lost on five.

The Stacey Jones-coached New Zealand Warriors ISP NSW team is in good form, coming off a 44-6 demolition of Wests Tigers at Leichhardt Oval last Saturday.

You can follow the progress of Sunday’s ISP NSW match on Twitter and Facebook: Twitter: and Facebook:

Sunday’s teams are:

Newtown Jets: Arana Taumata, Mitch Brown, Jordan Drew, Matt Evans, Jacob Gagan, Josh Cleeland, Fa’amanu Brown, Junior Roqica, Kurt Kara, Kurt Dillon, Malakai Houma, Anthony Moraitis, Jason Schirnack. Bench: Harrison Muller, Travis Robinson, Ahmad Ellaz, Myles Taueli, Jaline Graham. Coach: Greg Matterson.

New Zealand Warriors: Tomas Aoake, Ken Maumalo, David Fusitu’a, Matt Allwood, Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad, Erin Clark, Ata Hingano, Paul Tuli, Jazz Tevaga, Upu Poching, Marata Niukore, Raymond Faitala-Mariner, Ali Lauitiiti (Capt). Bench: Viliami Kaveinga, Daniel Palavi, Pat Sipley, James Bell. Coach: Stacey Jones.

Referee: Shane Rehm. Touch Judges: Jamal Thompson and Simon Taylor.

The weather forecast for Auckland on Sunday is: 25 degrees Celsius; scattered showers.

Injuries update (courtesy of the Cronulla Sharks website):

Sharks and Newtown hooker/utility forward Matt McIlwrick received an accidental poke in the eye in the Newtown Jets Intrust Super Premiership match against the Newcastle Knights. With some bleeding behind the eye and due to the sensitive nature of the injury, McIlwrick was kept out of the Jets team to travel to Auckland to take on the Warriors this weekend. And McIlwrick’s Sharks and Newtown teammate Kurt Capewell also succumbed to injury in the Jets win over the Knights, limping from the field with a knee problem in the 37th minute of the match. While fears were held as to the extent of the injury, Capewell received good news following scans conducted at Southern Radiology where it was revealed the former Ipswich Jet to have suffered only minor damage. Like McIlwrick, Capewell will miss the New Zealand trip but is expected to be available the following weekend.

Other ISP NSW Third Round matches to be played this weekend:

Newcastle Knights v Mounties (on Fox Sports, Saturday, 19th March, 2.40pm); Penrith v Wentworthville; Illawarra Cutters v North Sydney; Manly-Warringah v Canterbury-Bankstown; Wyong v Wests Tigers.

Here is the ISP NSW competition table after two rounds:

Highlights from all the games played in Round Two of ISP NSW (including Newtown’s 28-20 win against the Newcastle Knights):

Gary Sutherland took these photos last Saturday at the Newcastle Knights v Newtown match at the Cessnock Sports Ground:

How the Jets win against the Newcastle Knights was reported on pages 15 and 16 in the Cooks River Valley Times of Wednesday, 16th March:

Details of Newtown’s next game: ISP NSW – 4th Round; Saturday, 26th March 2016; Brookvale Oval; Manly-Warringah v Newtown; Kick-Off: 3.00pm.

The 2016 Rugby League season is well and truly with us, and the best way you can show your loyalty and support to Australia’s oldest Rugby League is by becoming a 2016 member by either joining up or renewing your membership. Revenue from annual memberships is a critical aspect of our club’s income stream. Please go this link to make your choice of 2016 Newtown Jets membership packages:

The Newtown Jets have been rated as the Greatest Hipster Club in the world of Rugby League, edging out some rather out there Rugby League clubs in cities like New York, Toronto and London. Make sure you have some of your own cutting-edge Jets clothing and merchandise – go to: to make your selection (naturally you can make your purchases online).

(Source: Glen ‘Bumper’ Dwyer’s JETS E-Newsletter)

webThe Newtown RLFC 1908 team (NSWRL source)

Happy 112th birthday to the Newtown Jets

Newtown Jets head coach Greg Matterson pictured with members of the Jets pre-season training squad at Mahoney Reserve in South Marrickville on Tuesday, 17th December. Photo: Wayne Leong.

Updated information on the availability of Newtown Jets merchandise

Big Saulala Houma played with the Newtown Jets from 2012 to 2017 and was a member of Newtown’s 2012 NSW Cup premiership-winning team. These days Saulala is a rampaging front-rower for the Wagga Kangaroos RLFC down in Group 9 in southern NSW. Saulala features on the front cover of the updated Newtown Jets club history, Taking It To The Streets – The Second Life of the Newtown RLFC. Author of the book and Jets Director Glen “Bumper” Dwyer was in Wagga last Friday to present Saulala Houma with a copy of the book. (The book is on sale online at or by calling 9052 6580). Photo: Newtown RLFC

More Christmas merchandise information from the Newtown Jets

Jets Xmas card credits:
Photo: Michael Magee Photography.
Artwork: Mandy Mills.

2019 – The Year that the Newtown Jets Struck Gold Twice

On 6th October 2019 at ANZ Stadium, the Newtown Jets defeated Burleigh Bears 20-16 in the NRL State Championship Final. This win effectively made Newtown the best club team (outside of the NRL competition) in Australia, New Zealand and Papua-New Guinea. Newtown centre Jackson Ferris (with the ball) is shown sprinting away for the winning try with less than ten seconds of regular time left to play, having seized upon a pin-point short kick by his team-mate Billy Magoulias. Newtown had trailed 10-2 at half-time and 16-14 going into the last ten seconds of the match. Photo: Michael Magee Photography

Newtown Jets celebrate one of the greatest years in their long history

Newtown’s rugged back-rower Daniel Vasquez was in full voice when he led his Jets team-mates in a victory chorus at the Mayoral Civic Reception, held at the Petersham RSL Club on the evening of the 9th October 2019. Photo: Michael Magee Photography

Reminder: RSVP for the Newtown Jets Victories Dinner and Presentation Night by Friday, 22nd November 2019

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