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Newtown’s livewire winger Luke Polselli gets into full stride against Western Suburbs at Henson Park last Saturday. Photo: Mario Facchini, mafphotography
Newtown’s livewire winger Luke Polselli gets into full stride against Western Suburbs at Henson Park last Saturday. Photo: Mario Facchini, mafphotography

Jets turn on the entertainment as they secure a place in the semi-finals

The Newtown Jets turned on some spectacular moments for the Henson Park crowd and the live television audience in their 42-14 win against Western Suburbs on Saturday. The Jets had led 26-8 at half-time and scored eight tries to three in a display that thrilled their loyal supporters.

Newtown trailed 8-4 midway through the first half, but laid on four tries in rapid succession that put themselves in a commanding position at the break. The Jets extended their lead to 38-8 in the second half, with the Magpies scoring their third try in the 65th minute.

Jets flying winger Sione Katoa scored an exhilarating diving try in the first half that is sure to be included in the season’s video highlights. Fellow winger Luke Polselli scored two tries, the second of which came from a near length of field interchange of passes. Front-rower and former Kiwi international Greg Eastwood was not to be denied and scored two tries, one on either side of the half-time break. The other try-scorers were halfback Kyle Flanagan (who also kicked five goals), second-rower Siosifa Talakai and elusive fullback Will Kennedy.

Newtown’s forwards dominated the middle and allowed the backs to showcase their pace and skills. Front-rowers Wes Lolo and Jimmy Jolliffe made a lot of ground, while receiving strong support from backrowers Siosifa Talakai, Scott Sorensen and Teig Wilton. There were two players on debut for the Jets on Saturday – backrowers Tom Hazelton from the Cronulla Sharks Jersey Flegg squad, and Toby Rudolf who was playing his second game of the year. Toby was signed last year by the Cronulla Sharks from Redcliffe in the Queensland Intrust Super Cup but he was badly injured in the Canterbury Bulldogs-Redcliffe Intrust Super National Final. He played his first game in 2019 with the Glebe Dirty Reds last Sunday and made a huge impression with the Jets on Saturday.

Saturday’s winning margin against Western Suburbs enabled Newtown to claim the Tom Raudonikis Cup for 2019 on a points for and against basis (Wests had won 32-22 in the 7th round back on the 28th April.)

Other 23rd round Canterbury Cup NSW results were to Newtown’s advantage and have guaranteed the Jets a place in the 2019 finals series. The Jets have one more competition round to play when they host the Newcastle Knights at Henson Park next Saturday, 31st August at 3.00pm. This final competition match is also the Newtown Jets annual club reunion day.

Saturday’s match details:

Newtown 42:
Luke Polselli 2, Greg Eastwood 2, Kyle Flanagan, Siosifa Talakai, Sione Katoa, Will Kennedy tries;

Kyle Flanagan 5 conversions

defeated

Western Suburbs 14:

Bilal Maarbani, Watson Heleta, Harrison O’Toole tries;

Bilal Maarbani 1 goal.

Half-Time: Newtown led 26-8.

Referee: Darian Furner.

Touch Judges: Benjamin Teague and Daniel Luttringer.

Weather: Sunny, clear skies, 23 degrees.

Playing surface: Very good.

Newtown’s team on Saturday was:

Will Kennedy, Sione Katoa, Tyrone Phillips, Jackson Ferris, Luke Polselli, Jack A. Williams (Capt), Kyle Flanagan, Teig Wilton, Tom Hazelton, Siosifa Talakai, Wes Lolo, Scott Sorensen, Jimmy Jolliffe.

Bench: Matt Evans, Braydon Trindall, Toby Rudolf, Greg Eastwood.

Coach: Greg Matterson.

Western Suburbs:

Dylan Smith, Harrison O’Toole, Bilal Maarbani, Watson Heleta, Kane Bradley, Max Burey, Kauri Aupouri-Puketapu (Capt), Robbie Rochow, Jack Miller, Sam McIntyre, Patrice Siolo, Soni Luke, Alex Seyfarth.

Bench: Joseph Ratuvakacereivai, Elia Faatui, Felix Smith, Rajko Jankovic.

Coach: Brett Hodgson.

The 2019 Newtown Jets Father’s Day Package represents incredible value.

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Taking It To The Streets – The Second Life of the Newtown RLFC has been receiving complimentary comments from those persons who have already bought the book and read it, plus Phil Gould gives the updated club history a favourable mention on his latest Six Tackles With Gus podcast, available on: https://wwos.nine.com.au/podcasts/six-tackles-with-gus . Tune in at the 42nd minute 35 seconds mark to hear Phil Gould’s considered opinion.

This recently-released book is available online at: https://www.newtownjetsclothing.com.au/product/taking-it-to-the-street-the-second-life-of-the-newtown-rlfc/

Newtown Jets PDRLA qualify for Grand Final

Congratulations to the mighty Newtown Jets Physical Disability RL team who defeated Minor Premiers Manly Sea Eagles to qualify for the NSWPDRLA Grand Final to be played at New Era Stadium, Cabramatta on Sunday September 8. More details to follow.

Here are the details for Newtown’s final home game for 2019:

NSWRL Canterbury Cup NSW – 24th Round

Saturday, 31st August 2019

Henson Park

Newtown (7th place, 23 points) v Newcastle Knights (11th place, 16 points)

Kick-Off: 3.00pm.

Next Saturday is the annual Newtown Jets club reunion day.

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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