Newtown Rugby League Football Club - Established 1908
Rd3 - No respite as yet for the beleaguered Jets, defeated by Wolves [22-38]


Match details

3.00 pm, Saturday, 28 March

Henson Park

NSW Cup ladder  [end of last round]

NSW Cup players
Game highlights

Newtown's rocky start to the 2009 NSW Cup season continued when the Jets lost 38-22 to Penrith's feeder club, the Windsor Wolves, at Henson Park on Saturday.

The Jets scored early tries through fullback Donny Thompson and winger Sisa Waqa but the Wolves had claimed a 16-10 lead by the thirty minute mark.

Two converted tries to the Wolves within the last two minutes of the first half, both scored on the sixth tackle, handed Windsor a 28-10 halftime lead and a vice-like grip on the likely outcome.

Some contentious refereeing decisions had given the Wolves extra sets of possession and favourable field position but as Jets coach Greg Matterson emphasised to his players at the break, they had conceded three tries on the final tackle and paid a heavy price for failing to shut the plays down.

Both teams scored two tries in the second half but Newtown's concession of cheap penalties and their handling lapses guaranteed there wouldn't be any good news fightback.

Newtown's best player award went to prop Khalid Deeb for the third game in succession, a tribute to the man's workrate and consistency.

Khalid received good support from the veteran Tere Glassie while Donny Thompson was the best of Newtown's backs. Winger Javarn White and centre Tony Jerram scored the Jets second half tries.

Next game

Newtown plays away to the Melbourne Storm's official feeder club, the Central Coast Storm, at the Morrie Breen Oval, Wyong on Saturday (4th April), with this match due to start at 4.00pm.

Match summary

Newtown 22 [Don Thompson, Javarn White, Sisa Waqa, Antony Jerram tries; Don Thompson 3 goals]

Windsor Wolves 38

Half-time: Windsor led 28-10.

Sunny mild day; ground firm.

Player notes

  • Chris Tuatara is ex-Balmain Tigers NSW Cup
  • Antony Jerram is ex-Warrington Wolves
  • Nigel Millgate is ex-Cronulla NSW Cup and Dubbo CYMS (Group 11)
  • Luke Letele is ex-Cronulla NSW Cup
  • Sisa Waqa (ex-Gordon RU and Fiji RU) makes his Newtown debut

Who played?

1 Don Thompson [T1 G3]
Sponsored by Scott Corporation
2 Sisa Waqa [T1]
Sponsored by Golden Barley Hotel, Marrickville
16 Kyle Lodge
Sponsored by Blueprint Management Group
4 Antony Jerram [T1]
Sponsored by Labelcraft, Leichhardt
5 Alfred Paea
Sponsored by Golden Barley Hotel, Marrickville
6 Iwi Hauraki
Sponsored by Craig Leonard
7 Nigel Millgate
Sponsored by Undercover Music
8 Tere Glassie
Sponsored by Steve Helmich
18 Tyrone Shelley
Sponsored by Good Fellows
10 Khalid Deeb
Sponsored by Jennifer Malone
23 Anthony Cherrington
Sponsored by Petersham RSL Club
12 Rohan Ahern
Sponsored by SGE Credit Union
13 Jimmy Andersen
Sponsored by Dewavrin Outdoor Fabrics


15 Matt Marshall
Sponsored by John Cahill
19 Javarn White [T1]
Sponsored by Labelcraft, Leichhardt
17 Matthew Hall
Sponsored by Miller and Associates Insurance Brokers
20 Scott Jones
Sponsored by LHD Lawyers

Coach: Greg Matterson

© Newtown Jets RLFC 2009