Newtown Rugby League Football Club - Established 1908
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Pride in the fruits of a five-year association

Since the partnership with the Sydney Roosters was signed at the start of the 2006 season, Sydney Roosters players have supported Newtown in its pursuit of NSW Cup success.

Fifteen [15] of the twenty-one [21] players in the Roosters 2010 NRL Grand Final team have made small to very significant contributions to the on-field success of Newtown Jets NSW Cup sides from 2006 to 2010.

In particular, Roosters players were part of our two Grand Final contests. Mitch Aubusson, Shaun Kenny-Dowall and Lopini Paea were part of the team that took on Parramatta in the 2006 Grand Final, along side Jamie Soward, Josh Lewis and Mickey Paea, and in 2008, Jake Friend and Martin Kennedy together with Mickey Paea and Anthony Cherrington, were key players in the amazing 2008 100-minute Grand Final marathon against Wentworthville, Parramatta's feeder club.

Here's how the recent histories of the two clubs are intertwined

1 Anthony Minichiello Returned from injury to help the Jets to victory in 2008, with a dominant first half display and try in Round 21 in the cold and dark at Windsor.
2008 - Rd21 match report
2 BJ Leilua Showed his promise in a tough competition against older players in his appearance for the Jets in Rd11, 2010. 2010 - Rd11 match report
3 Kane Linnett Scored 9 tries for the Jets from Rd 2 to Rd6 in 2010 before being injured. Returned from injury in Rd11, scored again in Rd 12 and has since starred in the Roosters NRL team. 2010 - Rd3 match report
4 Shaun Kenny-Dowall Has a long association with the Jets. Was part of the 2006 Grand Final team with Mitch Aubusson and Lopini Paea. Came on in Rd 13 in 2007 and scored 4 tries! Shaun played 3 more games for the Jets in 2007 and made one appearance in 2008, in Week 1 of the finals. 2007 - Rd13 match report
5 Sam Perrett Sam made one appearance for the Jets, coming back from injury in Rd1, 2008, when he partnered Mitch Aubusson in the centres. 2008 - Rd1 match report
6 Todd Carney Todd has not played for the Jets.
7 Mitchell Pearce Mitch played half-back and scored for the Jets in the opening round of the 2007 season, then scored a second try in his comeback from injury in Rd22. 2007 - Rd22 match report
8 Jason Ryles Jason has not played for the Jets.
9 Jake Friend Jake debuted in the 2008 Jets Finals campaigns and impressed immediately. 2008 - Finals Week 1 match report
10 Frank-Paul Nuuausala Frank-Paul played numerous games in the Jets front row in 2007 and 2008, including the first week of the 2008 Finals campaign. 2007 - Rd21 match report
11 Nate Myles Nate donned the Royal Blue for his Round 4 game with Willie Mason against the Central Coast Storm. 2009 - Rd4 match report
12 Mitchell Aubusson Mitch made significant contributions to Newtown success through 2006 and 2007, being part of the 'almost' successful 2006 Grand Final team. 2007 - Rd5 match report
13 Braith Anasta Braith has not played for the Jets.
14 Martin Kennedy Martin came on in jumper 18 in Rd 24, 2007, immediately showing the promise that has given outstanding service to the Jets in 2010 and since halfway through the 2010 season, has made him a key member of the Roosters forwards pack. 2007 - Rd24 match report
15 Jared Warea-Hargreaves Jared has not played for the Jets.
16 Daniel Conn Daniel has not played for the Jets.
17 James Aubusson James played several games for the Jets late in the 2010 season, in a number of roles - half-back, five-eighth and hooker. 2010 - Rd22 match report
Of the four players on the Roosters reserves bench, Nick Kouparitsas, Tom Symonds and Lopini Paea have all been part of Newtown Jets NSW Cup campaigns: Nick played in 2009 and 2010; Tom debuted for the Jets in 2007 but made his most significant contribution this year in the second half of the season after coming back from injury; Lopini was part of the 2006 Grand Final team and returned late in 2010, though still suffering from a shoulder injury to share the forwards load.