Newtown Rugby League Football Club - Established 1908
Rd 15 - Newtown Jets turn table on Wentworthville Magpies [24-10]


Match details

3.00 pm, Sunday, 5 July

Ringrose Park, Fullagar Rd, Wentworthville

Meet the players

Photographic highlights

NSW Cup ladder

Newtown Jets continue their mid-winter resurgence

The Newtown Jets have notched up three victories in a row in the NSW Cup competition, following their 24-10 win over Wentworthville at Ringrose Park last Sunday.

Only seven weeks ago, Wenty had humiliated the Jets on their home turf at Henson Park; Sunday's payback result represented what might well be a record points turnaround for this level of Rugby League football.

Newtown's in-form halfback, Liam Foran, had a key role in the Jets win with his precision kicking game and shrewd organisational play. Foran set up Newtown's first two tries with pinpoint kicks, in alliance with rugged winger Iwi Hauraki's jumping and catching skills.

Good commitment and discipline in both halves of the game

The Jets led 10-4 at the break and showed commendable discipline and composure as they toughed out the second half against a very physical opposition.

[Left] Kyle Lodge slides in jubilantly for his try

Coach's comments and player performances

Jets coach, Greg Matterson, pointed to his team's high completion rate in both halves, the minimal penalties conceded and good scrambling in defence as the key components of this spirited victory.

He nominated the team's engine-room brigade - Khalid Deeb, Ray Moujalli and the powerhouse, James Koloamatangi - as the bedrock of Newtown's win but added that this win was obtained on the back of a wholehearted team performance.

The versatile Sean Rudder's clever cut-out passes created second-half tries for Iwi Hauraki and centre, Kyle Lodge.

Jets player named in NSW Residents representative team

Liam Foran has been rewarded for his consistency in the past three games with selection in the NSW Residents representative team, who will take on their Queensland counterparts in the curtain-raiser to State of Origin III at Suncorp Stadium.

Match summary

Newtown 24 [Iwi Hauraki 2, Jimmy Andersen, Liam Foran, Kyle Lodge tries; Chris Tuatara 2 goals]

Wentworthville 10 [2 tries; 1 goal]

Half-Time: Newtown led 10-4.

Next match

There is a general bye in the NSW Cup competition next weekend, 11 and 12 July.

The Newtown Jets' next match will be against the Auckland Vulcans at Henson Park on Saturday, 18 July. The 8th placed Vulcans are only one point ahead of the Jets on the NSW Cup competition table, so this match starts to take on genuine late season significance.

Who played?

1Jordan Tansey
2Iwi Hauraki [T2]
3Chris Tuatara [G2]
4Tu'U Maori
5Sonny Tuigamala
6Tinetali Papalii
7Liam Foran [T1]
8Ray Moujalli
16Sean Rudder
10Khalid Deeb
11James Koloamatangi
14Matt Hall
13Jimmy Andersen © [T1]


15Kyle Lodge [T1]
17Pat Rosser
9Tyrone Shelley
21Stanley Waqa

Coach: Greg Matterson

© Newtown Jets RLFC 2009