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Newtown’s will-o-the-wisp utility back Luke Polselli is airborne as he scores on Sunday at Henson Park. Photo: Mario Facchini, mafphotography
Newtown’s will-o-the-wisp utility back Luke Polselli is airborne as he scores on Sunday at Henson Park. Photo: Mario Facchini, mafphotography

Jets blow Sea Eagles away with second half points deluge

Newtown’s 44-28 win against the Manly-Warringah partnership club, Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles, at Henson Park on Sunday was a game of two very different halves of rugby league.

The Jets led 12-6 at halftime after what had been a fiercely-contested and tense opening forty minutes. The Sea Eagles had looked dangerous with the ball and the second half shaped up as a tough, “take no prisoners” style of contest.

Newtown scored in the first minute of the second session and then proceeded to take control of the game midway through the half as the Jets ran in four tries in the space of ten minutes. The home team raced away to a 38-12 lead but conceded three tries late in the match that could have brought the Sea Eagles back into contention.

Jets backrower Siosifa Talakai was in outstanding form, playing a major role in three tries and scoring one himself. Jack A. Williams, Matt Evans, Ronaldo Mulitalo, Jackson Ferris and Braydon Trindall were the best of the backline, while Talakai, Daniel Vasquez and Jimmy Jolliffe were the best forwards. Jolliffe, a popular identity with the Newtown supporters, was playing his 50th game with the Jets on Sunday.

Experienced hooker Craig Garvey had been signed by the club late in the preceding week and made his debut with the Jets on Sunday.

The Jets take on St George-Illawarra at WIN Stadium, Wollongong next Sunday, 26th May, with the kick-off timed for 1.50pm. This 11th round Canterbury Cup match will be the main curtain-raiser to the Dragons-Sharks NRL fixture.

Sunday’s match details:

Newtown 44:

Matt Evans 2, Ronaldo Mulitalo, Siosifa Talakai, Sione Katoa, Jackson Ferris, Luke Polselli, William Kennedy tries;

Braydon Trindall 6 goals

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Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles 28:
Lloyd Perrett 2, Zach Dockar-Clay, Abbas Miski, Charles Shepherd tries;

Kamren Cryer 4 goals.

Half-Time: Newtown led 12-6.

Referee: Damian Briscoe.

Assistant Referee: Damian Brady.

Touch Judges: Kieren Irons and Darian Furner.

The game was telecast live on 9GEM and broadcast by Steele Sports.

Playing surface: Excellent.

Weather: 22 degrees, sunny with some cloud cover, light ESE breeze.

Newtown’s team was:

Will Kennedy, Sione Katoa, Jackson Ferris, Ronaldo Mulitalo, Matt Evans, Jack A. Williams, Braydon Trindall, Cruz Topai-Aveai, Billy Magoulias, Jimmy Jolliffe, Teig Wilton, Siosifa Talakai, Daniel Vasquez.

Bench: Luke Polselli, Wes Lolo, Craig Garvey, Greg Eastwood.

Coach: Greg Matterson.

Blacktown Workers:

Jade Anderson, Abbas Miski, Dane Aukafolau, Alfred Smalley, Charles Shepherd, Kamren Cryer, Zach Dockar-Clay, Kurt DE Luis, Denzal Tonise, Lloyd Perrett, Haumole Olakauatu, Tyler Cassel, Sean Keppie.

Bench: Tyran Ott, Andy Saunders, Francis Laloua-Tui, Fred Junior Mauala.

Coach: Steven Hales.

The results of the two other Magic Round matches played at Henson Park were:

North Sydney 34 defeated Wentworthville 20;

St George-Illawarra 32 defeated Newcastle Knights 6.

Details of Newtown’s next match:

NSWRL Canterbury Cup NSW – 11th Round

Sunday, 26th May 2019

WIN Stadium, Wollongong

St George-Illawarra (4th place, 13 points) versus Newtown (9th place, 8 points)

Kick-Off: 1.50pm.

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

Newtown winger Ray Preston (with the ball) breaks clear in a match against South Sydney at the SCG in 1955. Newtown’s captain-coach Dick Poole is in the background. Photo: Supplied by Terry Williams.

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Newtown’s captains Jack A. Williams (left) and Scott Sorensen (right) proudly hold aloft the two major trophies won in the club’s truly remarkable 2019 season – the Canterbury Cup NSW premiership trophy (left) and the NRL State Championship Trophy (right). This photo was taken at the Mayoral Civic Reception held at the Petersham RSL Club on the evening of Wednesday, 9th October 2019. Photo: Michael Magee Photography.

THE 2019 NEWTOWN JETS VICTORIES DINNER AND PRESENTATION NIGHT

Newtown Jets winger Sione Katoa scores his second try just five minutes out from full-time at ANZ Stadium last Sunday. Photo: Mario Facchini, mafphotography

Jets claim national title with a sensational try in the game’s final seconds

Newtown Jets dynamic second-rower Scott Sorensen scores (off a perfectly-placed kick by Billy Magoulias) in the first half in last Sunday’s Canterbury Cup NSW Grand Final against Wentworthville, played at Bankwest Stadium. Photo:  Mario Facchini, mafphotography

Jets are fully primed for tilt at State Championship honours

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