Jets made to work hard in taking the points against the Knights

Newtown Jets halfback Jesse Marschke played very effectively against the Newcastle Knights on Saturday, and has been rewarded by being selected in the Intrust Super Premiership Round 17 Team of the Week. Photo: Mario Facchini, mafphotography

NSWRL Intrust Super Premiership NSW – 17th Round

Saturday, 7th July 2018

Henson Park

Newtown v Newcastle Knights

Kick-Off: 3.00pm.

Newtown 28:

Charlton Schaafhausen, Briton Nikora, Jesse Marschke, Braden Uele, Lachlan Stein tries;

Jesse Marschke 3, Bessie Aufaga-Toomaga goals


Newcastle Knights 10:

Thomas Hughes 2 tries;

Kurtis Dark 1 goal.

Half-Time: Newtown led 16-6.

Newtown’s team was:

Will Kennedy, Matt Evans, Aaron Gray, Lachlan Stein, Charlton Schaafhausen, Jack A. Williams, Jesse Marschke, Braden Uele, Jackson Garlick, Ava Seumanufagai, Briton Nikora, Anthony Moraitis, Billy Magoulias.

Interchange: Jaimin Jolliffe, Bessie Aufaga-Toomaga, Daniel Vasquez, Kurt Dillon.

Coach: Greg Matterson.

Newcastle Knights:
Nick Meaney, Tom Hughes, Matt Allwood, Brent Naden, Tom Cronan, Tex Hoy, Brock Lamb, JJ Felise, Chris Randall, Luke Yates, Kurtis Dark, Brodie Jones, Zac Hosking.

Interchange: Christian Hazard, Tevita Alifa, Pasami Saulo, Tyrone Amey.

Coach: Rory Kostjasyn.

Referee: Kasey Badger.

Touch Judges: David Munro, Ben Teague.

Weather: 14 degrees Celsius, cloudy.

Playing surface: Very good.

Here is the link to the weekend’s results and the updated ISP NSW competition ladder

Newtown has now moved into fourth place on the competition table following losses by the New Zealand Warriors and St George-Illawarra.

The Newtown RLFC is well represented in the NSWRL Intrust Super Premiership NSW Round 17 Team of the Week:–rd-17/

Here’s the NSWRL’s match report of the game:

And here are the match statistics (compiled by the NSWRL) of the Newtown-Knights ISP NSW fixture:

The penalties favoured Newtown 15-6 overall, with the count in Newtown’s favour by 10-2 in the first half, and by 5-4 in the second half. There was an extended period in the game where Newtown received an unbroken run of 12 penalties to nil. Knights coach Rory Kostjasyn, who played for Newtown between 2006 and 2008, was moved to remark slightly ruefully after the game that he didn’t recall ever getting a run of penalties like that in the days when he played for the Jets!

Newtown’s next game details:

NSWRL ISP NSW – 18th Round

Saturday, 14th July 2018

North Sydney Oval

North Sydney v Newtown

Kick-Off: 12.45pm

This game is being televised live on the Fox League Channel (502).

The match is being broadcast live on Steele Sports ( and through Twitter on @newtownrlfc

It is also the deciding match in the 2018 Frank Hyde Shield series. (Newtown and North Sydney drew 22-all at Henson Park on the 5th May).