Jets and Panthers face off for a place in the Grand Final

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The Newtown Jets head into Saturday’s Intrust Super Premiership preliminary final against Penrith at Leichhardt Oval on the back of an impressive 34-16 elimination semi-final victory against Mounties. The Jets defeated the Panthers 36-12 back in round 4, and lost narrowly 28-24 to Penrith in the 20th round before a big Henson Park crowd on the Beer, Footy & Food Festival Day.

Saturday’s match is being televised live on Channel 9, but the Jets officials, players and team staff will be hoping that a huge Royal Blue contingent gets to Leichhardt Oval on Saturday to roar the boys home.

Saturday’s match details are:

NSWRL Intrust Super Premiership NSW – Preliminary Final

Saturday, 15th September 2018

Leichhardt Oval

Penrith versus Newtown

Kick-Off: 1.10pm.

This match is being telecast live on Channel 9, and will be broadcast live on Steele Sports, www.steelesports.com.au

Referee: Adam Cassidy.

Assistant Referee: Drew Oultram.

Touch Judges: John Woods and Cameron Mitchell.

Newtown’s team is:

Will Kennedy, Bessie Aufaga-Toomaga, Aaron Gray, Reubenn Rennie, Sione Katoa, Jesse Marschke, Kyle Flanagan, Kurt Dillon, Blayke Brailey, Ava Seumanufagai, Briton Nikora, Anthony Moraitis, Jaimin Jolliffe.

Interchange: Billy Magoulias, Braden Uele, Wes Lolo, Addison Demetriou, Malakai Houma.

Coach: Greg Matterson.

Penrith:

Caleb Aekins, Ratu Tuisese, Tyrone Phillips, Brian Too, Sam Smith, Adam Keighran, Liam Coleman, Kaide Ellis, Wayde Egan, Andy Saunders, Billy Burns, Jack Hetherington, Liam Martin.

Interchange: Siosifa Talakai, Jed Cartwright, Nick Lui-Toso, Paea Pua, Reed Izzard.

Coach: Guy Missio.

It truly was a night to remember for the Newtown RLFC at the NSWRL annual awards ceremonies held at the Star City Casino on Monday, 10th September 2018.

The 2018 NSWRL Club Person of the Year (the Ray Steller award) was announced as Stuart McCarthy, the CEO of the Newtown Jets RLFC.

This is a very much deserved honour for Stuart, who has held this position (or an equivalent) with the Jets since late 2007.

If there is a harder working and more committed club official in rugby league than Stuart, we’d like to hear the nominations!

The Newtown RLFC extends congratulations to Stuart for winning this award, which indicates his standing in the broader rugby league community.

Newtown’s Ron Massey Cup partnership club, Glebe-Burwood RLFC, defeated Mounties 20-14 in an elimination semi-final at UOW Jubilee Oval, Kogarah last Saturday.

The Dirty Reds confront minor premiers Wentworthville in a preliminary final at Leichhardt Oval on Sunday, 16th September at 1.00pm.

This match is being broadcast on HAWK 89.9FM, SWR 99.9FM and 2HHH 100.1FM.