1.30 pm, Saturday, 28 March
Joel Greig's feisty SG Ball Cup boys turned on one of their best displays of the season in disposing of Manly-Warringah by 36-10. The team played with confidence and flair and were well in control at halftime with a 20-4 lead.
The Sea Eagles rallied briefly early in the second half but strong performances for the Jets from man of the match Jack Littlejohn and from Steve Blakemore, Nick Ehsman, Boyd Cordner, Ethan Lowe and Tom Dawney ensured Newtown's supremacy.
In the Harold Matthews Shield curtain-raiser the Roosters Junior League team staged a thrilling fightback to go down narrowly to the Sea Eagles by 16-10.
Both Newtown teams play away this weekend, with the SG Ball Cup side facing up to tough opposition in the St George Dragons at Jubilee Oval, Kogarah, Saturday 4 April, at 1.30pm. The Harold Matthews Shield curtain-raiser is set down for 12 noon.
Newtown 36 [Jack Littlejohn, Paul Rokolati, Tom Dawney, Jacob Miller, Boyd Cordner, Dane Atkinson, Ethan Lowe tries; Jacob Miller 4 goals]
Manly-Warringah 10 [2 tries; 1 goal]
Half-time: Newtown led 20-4.
Sunny mild day, ground in fair condition
Jack Littlejohn named best and fairest player.
Coach: Joel Greig
Assistant Coach: Sean Rudder