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Saturday 22nd Feb
5:00pm
Henson Park

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Newtown Jets centre Jordan Drew and backrower Jack Williams have won selection in the 2017 Intrust Super Premiership NSW Residents representative team.  Image: MAF Photography
Newtown Jets centre Jordan Drew and backrower Jack Williams have won selection in the 2017 Intrust Super Premiership NSW Residents representative team. Image: MAF Photography

Loss to Wentworthville puts the Jets outside of the ISP NSW Top Eight

The Newtown Jets are not as well placed in the Intrust Super Premiership competition as they would like to be, but several Newtown players have been named in the various rugby league representative teams that will be in action this weekend.

Last Sunday at Ringrose Park, the Jets lost to Wentworthville 20-12 in a game where their own errors contributed to the defeat. Newtown trailed 14-0 at halftime, and their fifty per cent first half completion rate helped to keep themselves under pressure. Wenty had a surplus in possession and plenty of favourable field position, and the Jets did well to restrict their opponents to two first-half tries.

Newtown began the second half in fine style with a first-minute runaway try to giant front-rower Sam Tagataese, after slick lead-up work by hooker Manaia Cherrington and fullback Matt Evans. The fightback was relatively short-lived, as Wenty extended their lead to 20-6 just five minutes later. The Jets kept Wenty scoreless for the remainder of the game but only scored one more try when five-eighth Daniel Mortimer broke through ten minutes before fulltime.

The Newtown club will be represented next weekend by several players who have turned out with the Jets on numerous occasions so far this season. Those selected include centre Jesse Ramien in the Junior Kangaroos; lock Joseph Paulo in the City Origin team; centre Jordan Drew and second-rower Jack Williams in the Intrust Super Premiership residents team; powerhouse back-rower Tony “The T-Rex” Williams for Tonga; and half-back Fa’amanu Brown for Samoa.

There are no ISP NSW matches being played this weekend. Newtown’s next game is away to North Sydney on Sunday, 14th May at North Sydney Oval. This 10th round ISP NSW match is also the first leg of the ever-popular Frank Hyde Shield series, and is timed for kick-off at 3.00pm.

Newtown Jets outside back Jonah Ngaronoa puts a step on two Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs opponents at Henson Park on Saturday evening. Photo: Mario Facchini, mafphotography

Jets given a lesson by the Bulldogs

Artwork: Brenton Powell

The Newtown Jets are flying into the 2020 rugby league season, just like this accompanying image of wing sensation Sione Katoa

The Meeting of the two Inner-Western Tribes: The two teams, the Newtown Jets and Glebe Dirty Reds, are photographed together following their historic rugby league “”re-acquaintance”” at Wentworth Park on Sunday, 16th February 2020. Photo: Mario Facchini, mafphotography

Jets and Dirty Reds write a new page in rugby league history

webGlebe v Newtown promotional poster, second version (crop)

It’s only taken 91 years … but the Newtown Jets and the Glebe Dirty Reds will do battle again at Wentworth Park this Sunday, 16th February at 4.00pm

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

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Happy 112th birthday to the Newtown Jets

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