7.00 pm, Saturday, 13 February
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.
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.
|Back row||Brad Barrett|
|Back row||Ryan Verlinden|
Tommy Cremona, Anaru Grant, James Koloamatangi, Dylan Sharp, Mason Pure.