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A Wests Tigers player tries to break away from Jason Schirnack (on the ground), Jaimin Jolliffe, Saulala Houma and Haydn Peacock (number 3) at Henson Park on Saturday evening.  Photo: Michael Magee Photography
A Wests Tigers player tries to break away from Jason Schirnack (on the ground), Jaimin Jolliffe, Saulala Houma and Haydn Peacock (number 3) at Henson Park on Saturday evening. Photo: Michael Magee Photography

Jets complete their trials on a mediocre note

The Newtown Jets were well beaten by Wests Tigers in their final trial match played at Henson Park on Saturday evening. Wests Tigers scored five tries to two and won 20-8, with both teams agreeing there would be no conversion attempts during the game. Wests Tigers led 12-8 at halftime and kept Newtown scoreless in the second half.

Jets coach Greg Matterson was disappointed with this performance, noting that the squad had trained very well in the latter stages of the pre-season. Newtown’s form was down on the previous Saturday’s strong showing against the Mounties/Raiders team. Matterson said there was plenty to be done in the next two weeks prior to the start of the Intrust Super Premiership NSW competition rounds. There will be several Cronulla Sharks full-time NRL squad members joining the Newtown ISP NSW team before the opening competition game on Sunday, 5th March.

Newtown made it hard for themselves on Saturday with a low completion rate in both halves, and poor last play options limited the Jets’ scoring opportunities. Several kicks into the Wests Tigers in-goal zone had gone dead, thereby denying the Jets the chance of a repeat set with the ball.

Newtown suffered some pre-match misfortune with impressive young lock Jayden McDonogh breaking down in the warm-up session, and fullback Luke Towers being ruled out with a leg injury on the previous Thursday. The penalties had gone Wests Tigers way 9-4 which put added defensive pressure on the Jets.

The Jets coaching staff rated fullback Leigh Higgins and winger Jordan Topai as the best of the backs, with Malakai Houma, Saulala Houma, Kurt Dillon, Jaimin Jolliffe, Kenny Niko and Jayden Walker as the best forwards.

The Newtown Jets first competition match will be on Sunday, 5th March against Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles (Manly-Warringah’s ISP NSW partnership club) at HE Laybutt Fields at 3.00pm.

Newtown v Wests Tigers

ISP NSW Trial Match

Henson Park

Saturday, 18th February 2017

Kick-Off: 6.00pm.

Wests Tigers 20:

Darcy Cox, Daniel Peck, Ryan Papenhuyzen, Sean Marsters, Watson Heleta tries.

(No conversion attempts taken by agreement between both teams)

defeated

Newtown 8:

Matt Evans, Ben Fritz tries.

Half-Time: Wests Tigers led 12-8.

Referee: Ziggy Przeklasa-Adamski.

Touch Judges: Tim Roby and Adam Reid.

It was grey and overcast at Henson Park on Saturday evening, and quite a climatic contrast to the living hell of the previous Saturday.

Temperature: 22 degrees Celsius.

Playing surface: Excellent.

7th minute: Darcy Cox try. Wests Tigers 4-0.

10th minute: Daniel Beck try. Wests Tigers 8-0.

15th minute: Ryan Papenhuyzen try. Wests Tigers 12-0.

35th minute: Matt Evans try. Wests Tigers 12-4.

38th minute: Ben Fritz try. Wests Tigers 12-8.

Half-Time: Wests-Tigers 12-8.

Newtown’s completions at half-time were 7 out of 15.

51st minute: Esan Marsters try. Wests Tigers 16-8.

76th minute: Watson Heleta try. Wests Tigers 20-8.

Full-Time: Wests Tigers 20-8.

Newtown’s second half completions: 10 out of 18.

For the match: 17 out of 33.

Penalties: Wests Tigers 9-4.

Newtown’s team:

Leigh Higgins, Ben Fritz, Haydn Peacock, Matt Evans, Jordan Topai, Jason Schirnack, Alec Bush, Kurt Dillon, Manaia Cherrington, Malakai Houma, Kenny Niko, Jayden Walker, Jayden McDonogh.

Bench: Brent Anderson, Kurt Kara, Jaimin Jolliffe, Saulala Houma, Jordan Galloway, Nesiasi Mataitonga, Tyla Tamou, Ben Murray.

Coach: Greg Matterson.

Jayden McDonogh injured his knee in the team warm-up.

Luke Towers was out with a groin injury.

Wests Tigers:

Ryan Papenhuyzen, Christian Yassmin, Nathan Milone, Tony Tali, Toa Mata’afa, Rhys Armstrong, Veiru Mapesone, JJ Felise, Daniel Peck, Wesley Lolo, Jackson Williams, Jack Seijka, Darcy Cox.

Bench: Jack Wheelhouse, Bayley Sironen, Junior Tatola, Eli Roberts, Taniela Paseka, Ashley Nisbet, Jaleel Seve, Watson Heleta, Esan Marsters.

Coach: David Heath.

Big Wes Lolo is first out of the blocks in this pre-season training exercise at Henson Park. Photo: Wayne Leong

The Jets and the Dirty Reds set to renew an ancient rivalry

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 https://www.newtownjetsclothing.com.au/product/taking-it-to-the-street-the-second-life-of-the-newtown-rlfc/ 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

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