Newtown Rugby League Football Club - 1908-2008
Newtown Jets sign Sean Rudder


The Newtown Jets RLFC wishes to announce the signing of Sean Rudder, the former Newcastle Knights utility player who will bring considerable experience and versatility to the second-placed VB NSW Cup club.

Sean played 132 NRL games in six seasons with the Newcastle Knights and was a member of the Knights' 2001 NRL premiership-winning team.

Sean Rudder, from his days with the Castleford Tigers

In recent years he has played in the English Super League competition with the Castleford Tigers and the Catalans Dragons clubs, as well as having a stint in Japanese Rugby Union.

Newtown Jets coach, Greg Matterson, is enthusiastic about Rudder's signing, noting that Sean has played centre, five-eighth, lock and second row in recent years and that "anyone who has played outside of the likes of Andrew Johns and Stacey Jones for several seasons will bring invaluable experience and street-smarts to Newtown".

Rudder trained with the Jets at Henson Park yesterday afternoon and looks to be champing at the bit to get back into professional Rugby League action in the VB NSW Cup.

The second-placed Jets play away to the unbeaten competition leaders, North Sydney, in the Centenary Heritage round at North Sydney Oval this Saturday, 19 April, at 4.30pm.

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