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Newtown Jets centre Ronaldo Mulitalo is try-line bound as he fends off a Penrith Panthers opponent in the last minute of play at Henson Park on Sunday. Photo: 
Michael Magee Photography.
Newtown Jets centre Ronaldo Mulitalo is try-line bound as he fends off a Penrith Panthers opponent in the last minute of play at Henson Park on Sunday. Photo: Michael Magee Photography.

Jets in narrow loss to Panthers

The Newtown Jets were narrowly beaten 18-16 by the Penrith Panthers in the sixth round Canterbury Cup NSW fixture played at Henson Park on Easter Sunday afternoon.

Newtown’s third and final try was scored in the final minute of play, with the time clock effectively preventing any chance of a belated Jets victory.

The Panthers had led 12-0 at halftime and looked to be well in command when they opened up an 18-4 lead with about fifteen minutes remaining.

Newtown had scored the first try of the second half when winger Isaac Lumelume pounced on the ball in pursuit of a well-flighted kick into the Panthers’ in-goal by five-eighth Kyle Flanagan. Halfback Braydon Trindall dashed over eight minutes out from fulltime and centre Ronaldo Mulitalo scored wide out in the final minute of the game.

The warm autumn weather took its toll on both groups of players, with both the Jets and Panthers team members making a lot of errors in the match. Penrith had the majority of possession during the game and spent a lot of time in Newtown’s half. The Jets defended gamely on their own line for extended periods, but in truth there were some rather dour spells of play in both halves of the match.

The Newtown Jets play the Western Suburbs Magpies in round seven of the Canterbury Cup NSW at Lidcombe Oval next Sunday, 28th April, at 1.10pm. This will be another Channel Nine televised game.

Sunday’s match details:

Penrith 18:

Brian To’o, Caleb Aekins, Nick Lui-Toso tries;

Dylan Edwards 3 goals

defeated

Newtown 16:

Rusiate (Isaac) Lumelume, Braydon Trindall, Ronaldo Mulitalo tries;

Kyle Flanagan, Braydon Trindall goals.

Halftime: Penrith led 12-0.

Referee: Todd Smith.

Assistant referee: Kieren Irons.

Touch Judges: Jake Sutherland and Darian Furner.

Playing surface: Excellent.

Weather: Fine, sunny, 26 degrees Celsius, north-east breeze.

Newtown’s team was:

Luke Polselli, Matt Evans, Aaron Gray, Ronaldo Mulitalo, Rusiate (Isaac) Lumelume, Kyle Flanagan, Braydon Trindall, Billy Magoulias, Daniel Vasquez, Siosifa Talakai, Wes Lolo, James Segeyaro, Jaimin (Jimmy) Jolliffe.

Bench: Tyla Tamou, Teig Wilton, Greg Eastwood, Josh Carr, Cruz Topai-Aveai.

Coach: Greg Matterson.

Penrith:

Dylan Edwards, Brent Naden, Matheson Johns, Tyrell Fuimaono, Brian To’o, Caleb Aekins, Jarome Luai, Hame Sele, Billy Burns, Jed Cartwright, Kaide Ellis, Mitch Kenny, Nick Lui-Toso.

Bench: Liam Coleman, Reed Izzard, Ratu Tuisese, Anton Irara.

Coach: Guy Missio.

Details of Newtown’s next game:

NSWRL Canterbury Cup NSW – Round Seven

Sunday, 28th April 2019

Lidcombe Oval

Western Suburbs (sixth place, 6 points) versus Newtown (12th place, 2 points)

Kick-Off: 1.10pm.

This match will be televised live on Channel Nine.

Highlights of the Newtown v Penrith matchhttps://www.nswrl.com.au/news/2019/04/21/highlights–newtown-jets-v-penrith-panthers—round-6/

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.

Vale Ray Preston

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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