Newtown Jets SG Ball Presentation
Best and Fairest
Talented backrower, Boyd Cordner, won the Best and Fairest Award at the Newtown Jets SG Ball team's presentation ceremony conducted at the Eastern Suburbs Leagues Club on Saturday.
Other award winners
- Jacob Miller [Best Back and Leading Points-Scorer]
- Nick Ehsman [Best Forward]
- Samson Manu'a [Coach's Award]
- Michael Mizrahie [Leading Try-Scorer]
Newtown's coach, Joel Greig, paid special tribute to his coaching and team staff members and to all his players for having made major contributions to such a memorable season.
The Jets were narrowly beaten 32-26 in the elimination quarter-final by the eventual premiers Canterbury-Bankstown, and several NSWRL officials at that quarter-final privately admitted to "Bumper Dwyer" afterwards that the Jets-Bulldogs elimination match had been "the real Grand Final two weeks early".
NSWRL U18's extended squad
Monday, 11 May 2009
Boyd Cordner and Jacob Miller have been selected in the NSW U18's train on squad.
The NSW Selectors will select the team to play QLD on the weekend of Round 12 (June 1) for the game to be played as a prelude to Origin 2 in Sydney on Wednesday, 24 June at ANZ Stadium.
Nick Ehsman selected in State School Side
Glen Innes High School Year 12 student and named as Best Forward at the Newtown Jets SG Ball Awards Presentation, Nick Ehsman, has been selected in the NSW Combined High Schools Under 18 Rugby League representative team.
Nick will compete at the Australian Championships from July 11 to 17 in Newcastle, when he is hoping to gain selection in the Australian Schoolboys side.
Jacob Miller, Ethan Lowe and Cheyse Blair in Roosters U20 side
Three players from the Newtown Jets SG Ball team are now playing regularly in the Sydney Roosters U20s, Toyota Cup team: Jacob Miller, Ethan Lowe and Cheyse Blair.
Junior Rooster and Jet picked for Queensland
Sydney Roosters Toyota Cup backrower, Ethan Lowe, has been selected to represent the Queensland Under 18s side that will play next Wednesday at ANZ Stadium.
The game will be played against the New South Wales Under 18s side as the curtain raiser to State of Origin game II.
Ethan came to the Roosters this season via the south-western Queensland town of Goondiwindi and is currently studying Health and Exercise Science at NSW University.
He has come into selection for the Roosters Under 20s, Toyota Cup team after completing the 2009 SG Ball Cup season with the Newtown Jets.
Jacob Miller and Cheyse Blair in Australian Schoolboys Rep side
Congratulations to Jacob Miller and Cheyse Blair who have both won selection in the Australian Schoolboys Rugby League representative team, which will take on the Great Britain Schoolboys in a Test Series later this month.
Jacob was named at 7 [halfback] in the schoolboys side and Cheyse at 4 [centre].
Jacob [Jets halfback] and Cheyse [Jets centre and fullback] were both key members of Newtown' well-performed SG Ball Cup team earlier this year and the club sends good wishes to both young men.
Young Jets prominent in Aussies landslide Test win
Newtown's SG Ball Cup campaign ended some weeks ago, but two members of that talented young Jets squad were key players for the Australian Schoolboys rugby league representative team against the Great Britain Lions last Saturday.
The Australian Schoolboys demolished Great Britain 66-0 in the First Test played at Canberra Stadium as the main curtain-raiser to the Raiders-Dragons NRL match. Newtown's Cheyse Blair (centre) and Jacob Miller (halfback) were standout players in the Australian Schoolboys resounding win, and they will be back on national team duty for the Second Test match to be played this Saturday, 22 August, at the St Marys Leagues Club Stadium at 7pm.
Blair and Miller are regarded as outstanding prospects and they are both on sporting scholarships with the Sydney Roosters. They also have the honour of being the Newtown club's first-ever representatives in the prestigious Australian Schoolboys rugby league team.
Newtown Jets SG Ball Cup players well represented in the Arrive Alive Cup Final
The Newtown RLFC SG Ball Cup team of 2009 was well represented in the Matraville Sports High School's 1st XIII that played Keebra Park High School in the 2009 Arrive Alive Cup Final at ANZ Stadium last Friday afternoon.
The Matraville Sports High boys put on a great display but unfortunately went down to the Gold Coast lads by 18-12.
The Matraville players who had turned out with Newtown's SG Ball Cup team earlier this year included Adam Brent, Boyd Cordner, Kane Evans, Ethan Fullick, Jacob Miller, Michael Mizrahie, Paul Rokolati and Haliano Saluka.
12 Jets SG Ball players will compete again in SG Ball in 2010
Many of the stars of the 2009 Newtown Jets SG Ball campaign will feature again in the SG Ball competition in 2010, this time in Roosters colours.
Newtown RLFC wishes them a successful season and hopes that this year they can take the prize they might have won in 2009.