Newtown Rugby League Football Club - Established 1908
A promising start to 2010 - Victory over the Bears - 38-6


Match details

7.00 pm, Saturday, 13 February

Henson Park

Meet the players

The Newtown Jets easily accounted for North Sydney 38-6 in the NSW Cup trial match played in extremely wet conditions at Henson Park on Saturday evening.

Newtown had supplied four players to the Sydney Roosters for their NRL trial match in North Queensland on Friday night, with the Jets only using a total of 18 players against the Bears.

Commentary sent by text during the Jets game

  • Torrential rain in first quarter. Jets 4 - Bears 0.
  • Half-time Jets 20 - Bears 4.
  • Three-quarter time Jets 26 - Bears 6.
  • Jets win 38-6.
  • "Jets set for a good year. They used 19 players. 11 key players played in Roosters trials in Atherton and Rotorua. Bears ran 30 players tonight."

Sent by an enthusiastic supporter of the Newtown Jets and Sydney Roosters

Jets coach Greg Matterson cautioned Newtown supporters against getting overly-excited about a comfortable trial match win in early February. He noted that all of these players have a lot of Rugby League in front of them between now and early October, and that trial match results are long forgotten once the competition rounds get underway.

Matterson was still pleased with several aspects of his squad's performance, with particular reference to their enthusiasm and fitness plus their commitment in defence in restricting the Bears to only one try late in the third quarter.

Newtown's next NSW Cup trial match is against Western Suburbs at Henson Park next Sunday afternoon, 21st February, with this match kicking off at 4.00pm.

Match summary

Newtown 38: Paul Kiely, Dylan Sharp, Brad Barrett, Richard Kambo, Chris Afamasaga,
Charlie Herekotukutuku, Drew Lanston tries; Charlie Herekotukutuku 5 goals

North Sydney 6: Sosaia Fifita try, Jarryd Hogan goal.

The match was played in four twenty-minute quarters with the scores at the end of each quarter being as follows: Newtown 4-0; Newtown 20-0; Newtown 26-6; Newtown 38-6.

Results of junior representative curtain-raisers played at Henson Park this afternoon

Harold Matthews Cup - Round One - Sydney Roosters 34 defeated North Sydney 14.
SG Ball Cup - Round One - Sydney Roosters 24 defeated North Sydney 4.

Who played

FullbackDrew Lanston
WingGuy Lanston
CentrePaul Kiely
CentreChris Afamasaga
WingRichard Kambo
HalfJason Wells
HalfBen Darcy
PropTim Weyman
HookerCharlie Herekotukutuku
PropKhalid Deeb
Back rowBrad Barrett
Back rowRyan Verlinden
LockJustin Coveney


Tommy Cremona, Anaru Grant, James Koloamatangi, Dylan Sharp, Mason Pure.

© Newtown Jets RLFC 2009