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Newtown players Luke Polselli (number 2) and Josh Carr (number 20) move in on former Jets hooker Matt McIlwrick at Ringrose Park last Sunday. Newtown backrower Anthony Moraitis is on the right of the picture. Photo: Mario Facchini, mafphotography
Newtown players Luke Polselli (number 2) and Josh Carr (number 20) move in on former Jets hooker Matt McIlwrick at Ringrose Park last Sunday. Newtown backrower Anthony Moraitis is on the right of the picture. Photo: Mario Facchini, mafphotography

Jets return to their spiritual home could be the circuit-breaker

The Newtown Jets will play at Henson Park this Saturday (13th April) for the first time in 2019, and the opening home game is against historic rivals, the North Sydney Bears.

The Jets remain without a win after four rounds of the Canterbury Cup NSW competition, while the Bears (who are in the first year of an extended partnership deal with the Sydney Roosters) are in second position with three wins and one loss.

Saturday’s match at Henson Park will be preceded by curtain-raisers at 10.45am and 12.45pm.

Saturday’s match details are:

NSWRL Canterbury Cup NSW – Round Five

Saturday, 13th April 2019

Henson Park

Newtown v North Sydney

Kick-Off: 3.00pm.

Referee: Martin Jones

Touch Judges: James Vella and Clayton Wills

Newtown’s team:

Will Kennedy, Tyla Tamou, Matt Evans, Ronaldo Mulitalo, Isaac Lumelume, Luke Polselli, Braydon Trindall, Wes Lolo, James Segeyaro, Jaimin Jolliffe, Teig Wilton, Siosifa Talakai, Billy Magoulias.

Bench: Greg Eastwood, Josh Carr, Daniel Vasquez, Cruz Topai-Aveai.

Coach: Greg Matterson.

Second-rower Anthony Moraitis is injured and has been replaced by Teig Wilton (who captained last year’s premiership-winning Cronulla Sharks Jersey Flegg Cup team).

North Sydney:
Kieran Moss, Asu Kepaoa, Ed Murphy, James Tuitahi, Bernard Lewis, Lachlan Lam, Brock Lamb, John Tuivaiti, Bradley Deitz, Max Bailey, Sitila Tupouniua, Nat Butcher, Josh Curran.

Bench: Sam Verrills, Drew Hutchinson, Fletcher Baker, Stefano Hala, Thomas Freebairn.

Coach: Jason Taylor.

Curtain-Raisers at Henson Park this Saturday:

12.45pm: Ron Massey Cup: Glebe-Burwood v Mounties;

10.45am: Sydney Shield: Sydney University v Ryde-Eastwood.

The club extends best wishes to Ava Seumanufagai who has agreed to terms with Leeds in the English Super League. Ava was a Cronulla Sharks contracted player who played with Newtown on numerous occasions in 2018, including the grand final against Canterbury-Bankstown.

The Newtown RLFC regrets to announce that Peter Armstrong passed away earlier this week. Peter played with Newtown in 1965 after eight seasons with St George from 1957 to 1964. The club extends sincere condolences to his family members.

Image: Mario Facchini & Brenton Powell

Let’s Keep The Jets Flying!

The Newtown Jets 2019 playing squad, winners of the Canterbury Cup NSW premiership title and the NRL State Championship Final, along with staff, Directors, sponsors and supporters are pictured in front of the historic Henson Park grandstand. Photo: Michael Magee Photography.

Attention all Newtown Jets members, friends and supporters – you can still buy Jets clothing, merchandise and books

Newtown Jets fullback Phil Sigsworth (on the right) was man of the match in this epic 1981 elimination semi-final. Phil is pictured here at a social function with one of his 1981 Jets team-mates, second-rower Steve Blyth. Photo: Courtesy of Western Suburbs RLFC.

Here comes the cavalry – with something for you to do this Saturday afternoon (28th March)

The last hurrah? Newtown Jets players and coaching staff pictured at the end of their final training session for 2020. Image: Wayne Leong

NSWRL cancels Canterbury Cup NSW for 2020 season

Image: Mario Facchini, mafphotography

FLASHBACK FRIDAY – John Raper

May the Spirit of 2019 forever inspire us!
The Newtown Jets players, team staff and supporters were in full celebratory mode after fulltime at the NRL State Championship Final at ANZ Stadium on Sunday, 6th October 2019. Photo: Mario Facchini, mafphotography

A heartfelt message to all of our Newtown Jets members, supporters and friends

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