Newtown Rugby League Football Club - 1908-2008
Final trials win [40-24]
Saturday, 8 March
OKI Jubilee Stadium
Newtown 40: 8 tries, 4 goals
Central-Charlestown 244 tries, 4 goals
The Newtown Jets completed their 2008 trials program
with a 40-24 win over Newcastle club side Central-Charlestown at the
OKI Jubilee Stadium on Saturday.
Newtown led 22-6 at half-time and 40-6 after 60 minutes,
but turned on a lacklustre final quarter as the Central-Charlestown
Butcher Boys piled on an unanswered three converted tries.
Now it's down to business for the Newtown Jets
New Zealand internationals Sam Perrett and Iosia Soliola
were both named to play for Newtown but Perrett delayed his comeback on
the recommendation of the Sydney Roosters rehab staff. Soliola played
confidently and did enough to remind the Roosters coaching staff that
he is ready and available for NRL duty.
Jets coach Greg Matterson once again shuffled through a
large number of players on the day and faces the enviable task of
having to narrow down his full complement of fit and in-form players to
the final 17 who will turn out for Newtown in the opening competition
A new competition, a new challenge
The Newtown Jets will enter the inaugural season of the
NSWRL NSW Cup competition (the NRL's reserve grade in NSW) with
cautious optimism after recording four consecutive wins in the
pre-season trials program. The Jets opening competition game in the
club's centenary year is against Cronulla-Sutherland next Saturday, 15
March, at the OKI Jubilee Stadium, formerly Kogarah Oval - the match is
timed to start at 4.30pm.
Newtown represented well in Centenary tribute exhibition
Newtown supporters are reminded that their old club is
prominently represented in the Centenary of Rugby League tribute
exhibition, currently on show up until 28 March at the NSW Parliament
House, Macquarie Street, Sydney.
Viewing times are Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4.30pm.
Club members and supporters are encouraged to see this
historic display of club memorabilia from the NSWRL 1908 foundation
Some information about the Central-Charlestown club
The Central-Charlestown RLFC dates back to 1910 - the
original Central Newcastle club was one of the foundation clubs of the
strong Newcastle Rugby League competition.
The club relocated from the inner-city in the early
1960's and became Central-Charlestown, popularly known within the
Newcastle Rugby League fraternity as "The Butcher Boys".
The club has produced some great Rugby League names in its 98-year history including Wally Prigg, Clive Churchill, Bobby Banks, Ken and Keith Maddison and Timana Tahu.
||Shaun Foley [T2]
||Byron Ford [T1]
||Iosia Soliola [T1]
||Tevita Folau [T1]
||Luke Branighan [G4]
||Frank-Paul Nuuausala [T1]
Luke Millwood [T1]
Don Thompson [T1]
Khalid Deeb, Steve Meredith, Trevor Richardson, Aaron Wheatley, Hep Cahill, Daniel Green, Fonua Fale, Jai Ayoub, Rhys Pritchard
Luke Gordon [Suspension], Albert Hopoate [Ankle injury]