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RD3 – Jets burned off by competition leaders [16-38]

Report on the third round NSWRL VB NSW Cup match between Mounties and Newtown, played on Saturday, 22nd March 2014, plus details of Newtown’s next match. 

The Newtown Jets turned on a strong first half against the unbeaten competition leaders, Mounties, last Saturday but were blown away in the second forty minutes. The Jets and the Canberra Raiders-aligned Mounties were locked up at 10-all at half-time but the addition of three unanswered tries in the third quarter saw the Raiders feeder club go on to record a 38-16 victory.

The Jets made a less than ideal start with the Mounties sprinting away for a long- distance intercept try in the second minute. Newtown’s new signing, halfback Arana Taumata, put through two kicks that resulted in tries to the Jets, one by winger Jonathon Reuben in the 16th minute and another by fullback Shannon Gallant in the 28th. The Jets tackled well and retained this 10-6 lead until late in the first half, when the Mounties equalised through an unconverted try after taking advantage of two successive penalties.

An ordinary second half performance cost the Jets dearly, with the Mounties scoring three tries to take a 26-10 lead after fifteen minutes. The Jets had a poor second half completion rate and turned over a lot of possession. The big Mounties pack won the battle of the rucks and dominated territorially. The Mounties halves dictated terms in the second half and kept the Jets under continued pressure.

Jets centre Brett Lane scored Newtown’s only second half try through an intercept three minutes out from full-time. Mounties then finished the game with a runaway try after gathering in a short kick from the Jets to make the final score 38-16.

Jack Siejka and David Harris were the best of the Newtown forwards while halfback Arana Taumata showed enough in his first game with the Jets to indicate that he will add to the team’s attacking potential.

The Jets travel southwards down the Princes Highway next Saturday, 29th March, when they take on the St George-Illawarra partnership club, the Illawarra Cutters, at WIN Stadium Wollongong. This fourth round NSW Cup match is set for a 3.00pm kick-off.

Newtown’s team versus Mounties was:
Shannon Gallant, Jonathon Reuben, Rhyse Martin, Brett Lane, Chris Taripo, Samisoni Langi, Arana Taumata, Saulala Houma, Kurt Kara, Andrew Pearn, Jack Siejka, Jack Noble, David Harris
Bench: Jordan Galloway, Ray Moujalli, Ryan Verlinden, Pierce Sapsford.
Coach: Greg Matterson.

webThe Newtown RLFC 1908 team (NSWRL source)

Happy 112th birthday to the Newtown Jets

Newtown Jets head coach Greg Matterson pictured with members of the Jets pre-season training squad at Mahoney Reserve in South Marrickville on Tuesday, 17th December. Photo: Wayne Leong.

Updated information on the availability of Newtown Jets merchandise

Big Saulala Houma played with the Newtown Jets from 2012 to 2017 and was a member of Newtown’s 2012 NSW Cup premiership-winning team. These days Saulala is a rampaging front-rower for the Wagga Kangaroos RLFC down in Group 9 in southern NSW. Saulala features on the front cover of the updated Newtown Jets club history, Taking It To The Streets – The Second Life of the Newtown RLFC. Author of the book and Jets Director Glen “Bumper” Dwyer was in Wagga last Friday to present Saulala Houma with a copy of the book. (The book is on sale online at https://www.newtownjetsclothing.com.au/product/taking-it-to-the-street-the-second-life-of-the-newtown-rlfc/ or by calling 9052 6580). Photo: Newtown RLFC

More Christmas merchandise information from the Newtown Jets

Jets Xmas card credits:
Photo: Michael Magee Photography.
Artwork: Mandy Mills.

2019 – The Year that the Newtown Jets Struck Gold Twice

On 6th October 2019 at ANZ Stadium, the Newtown Jets defeated Burleigh Bears 20-16 in the NRL State Championship Final. This win effectively made Newtown the best club team (outside of the NRL competition) in Australia, New Zealand and Papua-New Guinea. Newtown centre Jackson Ferris (with the ball) is shown sprinting away for the winning try with less than ten seconds of regular time left to play, having seized upon a pin-point short kick by his team-mate Billy Magoulias. Newtown had trailed 10-2 at half-time and 16-14 going into the last ten seconds of the match. Photo: Michael Magee Photography

Newtown Jets celebrate one of the greatest years in their long history

Newtown’s rugged back-rower Daniel Vasquez was in full voice when he led his Jets team-mates in a victory chorus at the Mayoral Civic Reception, held at the Petersham RSL Club on the evening of the 9th October 2019. Photo: Michael Magee Photography

Reminder: RSVP for the Newtown Jets Victories Dinner and Presentation Night by Friday, 22nd November 2019

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