The Jets were best served by their experienced captain and five-eighth Sean Rudder and by forwards Mickey Paea, Rory Kostjasyn, Shane Shackleton, Martin Kennedy, Steve Meredith and Hep Cahill.
Winger Byron Ford underlined his value to the team by scoring two tries in the first half.
Newtown coach Greg Matterson was particularly pleased with the cohesion and initiative shown by the halfback pairing of Sean Rudder and Ben Jones.
Jones scored the try that applied the coup de grace to the Magpies and went desperately close to a second try seven minutes from fulltime.
Matterson also praised the workrate and toughness of lock Hep Cahill and hooker Rory Kostjasyn who have both been in top form in recent weeks.
Newtown's rotation of their front-rowers had worked well in such debilitating playing conditions and Matterson regarded yesterday as a strong all-round team performance and a good base to work from for next Sunday's appointment at the ANZ Stadium.
NEXT WEEK - GRAND FINAL
The Newtown Jets now have the chance to claim a premiership title in their club's centenary year. Newtown plays Wentworthville [Parramatta] at the ANZ Stadium on Sunday, 5th October with the VB NSW Cup decider kicking off at 12.15pm.
The match will be shown on Channel 9 and broadcast on the ABC and 2GB.
Newtown Jets: 36
Western Suburbs Magpies: 22
Weather: Sunny, searing heat, slight breeze, very strong at ground level.
Curious about who is eligible to play for Newtown in the Finals?
The rules are simple.
Hence Roosters First Grade players, Mitch Aubusson and Amos Roberts, could play for Newtown in the Elimination Final at Henson.
And so Martin Kennedy, Ben Jones, Anthony Cherrington and Jake Friend are all eligible to play for Newtown in the Preliminary Final against the Magpies.
Likewise, the Magpies can field players like Daine Laurie because the players have met the number of Level 2 games criteria.
Coach: Greg Matterson
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