It might be a big nostalgia day for Wests Magpies – but the Jets really need the competition points this Saturday

The Jets & Magpies light up the big screen on Channel 9 Saturday 26th May from 1pm. Image: NSWRL

Western Suburbs host Newtown at Lidcombe Oval on Saturday, and please note the early kick-off time at 1.00pm. This match is being televised live by Channel Nine, and it is also a huge Return to Lidcombe Day for our old foundation club compadres, Wests Magpies. Wests have joined the Intrust Super Premiership NSW competition this year, after last playing in the former NSW Cup in 2012. The Newtown Jets need this win badly after last Saturday’s capitulation against last-placed Wyong. This Saturday’s Magpies-Jets encounter also marks the return of the Tom Raudonikis Cup.

NSWRL Intrust Super Premiership NSW – 12th Round

Saturday, 26th May 2018

Lidcombe Oval

Western Suburbs (2nd place, 14 points) v Newtown (8th place, 11 points)

Kick-Off: 1.00pm.

This match is being televised live on Channel Nine.

It is also being broadcast live on Steele Sports.

This match will be the first leg of the 2018 Tom Raudonikis Cup series.

Referees: Adam Cassidy and Keiren Irons.

Touch Judges: Liam Nicholls and Mark Bohan.

Newtown’s team is:

Will Kennedy, Matt Evans, Lachlan Stein, Reubenn Rennie, Sione Katoa, Jack A. Williams, Kyle Flanagan, Braden Uele, Blayke Brailey, Kurt Dillon, Briton Nikora, Anthony Moraitis, Daniel Vasquez.

Interchange: Addison Demetriou, Billy Magoulias, Wes Lolo, Malakai Houma, Bessie Aufaga-Toomaga.

Coach: Greg Matterson.

Western Suburbs:

Watson Heleta, Lucas Price, Toni Tali, Kevin Naiqama, Malakai Watene-Zelezniak, Tyson Gamble, Pita Godinet, J. J. Felise, Matt McIlwrick, Joseph Ratu, Sam McIntyre, Luke Garner, Bayley Sironen.

Interchange: Patrice Siolo, Cowen Epere, Thomas Mikaele, Braden Robson.

Coach: Brett Hodgson.

Newtown Jets memberships for 2018 are still available. Check out this link for the necessary information:  http://www.newtownjets.com/jets-membership-2018/

You can buy Newtown Jets merchandise online at www.newtownjetsclothing.com.au; or at the landmark merchandise stall on King Street, Newtown on most Saturdays; and at Newtown Jets home games at Henson Park. You can also contact the Newtown Jets merchandise office by phone on 9052 6980.

Former Newtown Jets first grader Jim Walters was interviewed on Jets TV at Henson Park last Saturday:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyfgA52aDWc

And giant Newtown Jets enforcer Braden Uele was also interviewed last Saturday:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Krryf9raqCs

Next Saturday, 2nd June, is the annual Hipsters Day at Henson Park and here are the details:

NSWRL Intrust Super Premiership NSW – 13th Round

Saturday, 2nd June 2018

Henson Park

Newtown v Canterbury-Bankstown

Kick-Off: 3.00pm.