Several Jets selected in the 2017 rugby league representative teams

Newtown Jets centre Jordan Drew hits the ball up against Wentworthville on Sunday, with Edrick Lee in support. Photo: Gary Sutherland Photography

The Newtown Jets might be negotiating a rocky pathway in the Intrust Super Premiership NSW competition at the present time, but the club has had six players chosen in the various rugby league rep teams named for next weekend’s matches.

The Jets lost to Wentworthville 20-12 in the 9th round ISP NSW match played at Ringrose Park on Sunday afternoon. Wentworthville led 14-0 at halftime and although Newtown fought back in the second half, they were unable to overhaul the home team’s lead.

NSWRL ISP NSW – 9th Round

Sunday, 30th April 2017

Ringrose Park

Wentworthville v Newtown

Kick-off time was: 3.00pm.

Wentworthville 20:

Jamal Fogarty, John Folau, Bureta Faraimo tries;

Jamal Fogarty 3 conversions, 1 penalty goal

defeated

Newtown 12:

Sam Tagataese, Daniel Mortimer tries;

Fa’amanu Brown 2 conversions.

Half-Time: Wentworthville led 14-0.

Referee: Damien Briscoe. Touch Judges: Darren Burtenshaw and Joseph Eid.

Playing surface: Excellent.

Weather: Fine, mild, slightly overcast, 22 degrees C. Humidity: 60%.

COMPLETIONS:

1st half: Newtown 9/18 (50%) Wentworthville 18/21 (86%)

2nd half: Newtown 12/19 (63%) Wentworthville 11/14 (79%)

F-T: Newtown 21/37 (57%) Wentworthville 29/35 (83%)

POSSESSION:

1st half: Newtown 46% Wentworthville 54%

2nd half: Newtown 52% Wentworthville 48%

F-T: Newtown 49% Wentworthville 51%

PENALTIES:

1st half: Newtown 4 Wentworthville 3

2nd half: Newtown 7 Wentworthville 3

F-T: Newtown 11 Wentworthville 6

Newtown’s 2017 representative selections: –

Joseph Paulo: City Origin

Jesse Ramien: Junior Kangaroos

Jordan Drew: Intrust Super Premiership NSW rep team

Jack Williams: Intrust Super Premiership NSW rep team

Fa’amanu Brown: Samoa

Tony Williams: Tonga.

Other Round 9 ISP NSW results:

Wests Tigers 42 d Knights 26; North Sydney 23 d Illawarra 10; Mounties 20 d Canterbury 16; Wyong 20 d Warriors 14; Penrith 28 d Blacktown Sea Eagles 12.

Newtown’s next ISP NSW match:

Sunday, 14th May 2017

North Sydney Oval

North Sydney v Newtown

This match is the first leg of the 2017 Frank Hyde Shield series

Kick-Off: 3.00pm.

Newtown’s team yesterday (30th April) was:

Matt Evans, Edrick Lee, Jordan Drew, Jesse Ramien, James Tuitahi, Daniel Mortimer, Fa’amanu Brown, Joseph Paulo, Jayden Walker, Jayden McDonogh, Kurt Dillon, Kurt Kara, Sam Tagataese.

Bench: Leigh Higgins, Tepatasi Tuiavailili, Jack Williams, Manaia Cherrington.

Coach: Greg Matterson.

Wentworthville:

Atini Gafa, Bureta Faraimo, Nathan Davis, John Folau, Honeti Tuha, Jamal Fogarty, Troy Dargan, James Hasson, Marata Niukore, Cody Nelson, Alex Twal, Cameron King, David Gower.

Bench: Joseph Valesi, Jack Morris, Kelepi Tanginoa, Sam Gorman.

Coach: Nathan Cayless.

Match Timeline:

First Half:

Newtown kick off to the northern end of Ringrose Park.

7th min: Break up the middle, Jamal Fogarty scores under the posts and converts his own try.

Wenty 6-0.

15th min: Newtown’s end of set kick out on the full, Wenty gain possession on halfway.

Wenty had a lot of ball in first 20 mins, Newtown’s defence tested

Newtown pulled up for accidental shepherd in 24th min; scrum feed to Wenty 25m out from Newtown’s line

Another scrum feed to Wenty inside Newtown’ 20m zone after Jets knock down Wenty pass (this was the second time a probable try had been averted)

Wenty had done Newtown a couple of favours with some diabolical passes when Wenty had been in a good attacking position

Repeat penalties to Wenty inside Newtown’s 20 metres (27th min)

Another penalty to Wenty in 28th min

Fogarty kicks a penalty goal in 29th min (Wenty 8-0)

Extended time in possession and in good field position eventually pays dividends

Try to John Folau 10 m to the right of the southern goalposts

Conv by Fogarty. Wenty 14-0 after 34 mins

Newtown has rarely had the ball inside Wenty’s 20 m zone for the entire first half

Jets lose the ball midfield in 38th min, just when they desperately need some time with the ball.

Half-Time: Wenty leads 14-0.

Second half:

Great start, as Jets score in the first min

Break made by Manaia Cherrington, off-loads to Matt Evans backing up, and then to Sam Tagataese who races away to score under the posts

Conv by Fa’amanu Brown. Wenty 14-6

Wenty kick-off goes out on the full

Has the wheel turned?

No. In 45th min Wenty (Bureta Faraimo) scores 10 m to the left of northern goal posts)

Conv by Fogarty. Wenty leads 20-6

50th min: Newtown loses the ball midfield

Repeat penalties to Newtown inside Wenty’s 40 m zone enable Jets to mount some attacks

Wenty defence is up to the task

59th min: Fa’amanu’s grubber kick into Wenty’s in-goal in nth-eastern corner looks as if it has been grounded by Jordan Drew, but referee Briscoe rules no try

61st min: Midfield pen to Wenty puts them back in possession deep in Newtown’s territory

69th min: Repeat sets at Wenty’s end and Newtown applies extended pressure

Daniel Mortimer shows and goes and scores 10 m to the right of sthn goal-posts

Conv by Nu Brown Wenty leads 20-12 in 70th min

Still time for Newtown to overhaul this lead – 2 converted tries needed in ten minutes

77th min: Jets throwing the ball around but caught on last tackle 30 m out from Wenty’s try-line

Another good attacking movement by Newtown in the 79th min but the ball ends up in Wenty’s possession.

Full-Time: Wentworthville wins 20-12.

Completions for the game: Newtown 21 out of 39; Wenty 29 out of 35.

Penalties for the game: Newtown 11-6.

Gary Sutherland’s photos from Ringrose Park on Sunday:  http://www.pbase.com/gsphotography/newtown__vs_wenty_300417&page=all

And from Mario Facchini:  http://mafphotography.blogspot.com.au/2017/05/intrust-super-premiership-2017-round-9.html

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