The Frank Hyde Shield goes on the line this Saturday at North Sydney Oval at 12.45pm

Newtown Jets and Scottish Rugby League World Cup centre Lachlan Stein shows a clean pair of heels to these Newcastle Knights defenders at Henson Park last Saturday. Photo: Michael Magee Photography.

Newtown Jets supporters need to be aware of another early kick-off when the Jets take on North Sydney in the deciding game of the 2018 Frank Hyde Shield series.

The North Sydney and Newtown clubs extend an invitation to their members, supporters and friends to a Post-Game Party at The Greens, from 4.00pm on Saturday to celebrate both clubs’ 110th birthdays. The Greens is located at 50 Ridge Street, North Sydney.

Details of this Saturday’s game:

NSWRL Intrust Super Premiership NSW – 18th Round

Saturday, 14th July 2018

North Sydney Oval

North Sydney (11th position, 13 points) v Newtown (4th position, 21 points)

Kick-Off: 12.45pm.

This match is being telecast live from 12.40pm on Fox League (Channel 502).

It is also being livestreamed from 12 noon on Steele Sports (www.steelesports.com.au) and on Twitter (www.twitter.com/newtownrlfc)

Here’s a fine piece of writing by rugby league historian Terry Williams as he recalls meeting with Frank Hyde, one of the greatest identities in Australian rugby league history:
http://www.newtownjets.com/frank-hyde-through-blue-eyes/

Newtown’s team for Saturday is:
Will Kennedy, Matt Evans, Aaron Gray, Lachlan Stein, Charlton Schaafhausen, Jack A Williams, Kyle Flanagan, Braden Uele, Blayke Brailey, Kurt Dillon, Briton Nikora, Anthony Moraitis, Billy Magoulias.

Interchange: Jaimin Jolliffe, Bessie Aufaga-Toomaga, Daniel Vasquez, Malakai Houma.

Coach: Greg Matterson.

And the North Sydney team is:

Viliami Kaveinga,, Jesse Arthars, Braidon Burns, Mawene Hiroti, Curtis Johnston, Connor Tracey, Dean Hawkins, Kyle Turner, Dean Britt, Tarquinn Butler, Keaon Koloamatangi, Billy Brittain, Rhys Kennedy.

Interchange: Vincent Leuluai, Sean Sabutey, Brock Ilett, Matthew McIlwrick.

Coach: Shane Millard.

Referee: Damian Briscoe.

Touch Judges: John Woods and Cameron Mitchell.

Do yourselves a favour and check out the Newtown Jets merchandise website: www.newtownjetsclothing.com.au for the sensational brand new design 1908 Henson Park Hoodie, along with other items in the top-class range of Newtown Jets clothing and merchandise.

You can also purchase all of these items at Henson Park home games, on most Saturdays at the Newtown Jets marquee at 280A King Street, Newtown (opposite the Dendy Cinemas), or by calling 02-90526980.

Don’t forget that the fabulous Beer, Footy & Food Festival is on at Henson Park on Saturday, 28th July, with a huge array of local craft breweries, food vendors, children’s entertainment plus of course the Newtown Jets in full confrontation mode with the Penrith Panthers at 3.00pm. Tickets are available from Oztix ( https://tickets.oztix.com.au/?Event=88198 ) or at the gate.

Please note that the breweries and food vendors are all cashless on the day, so be sure to bring your payWave cards!

There is great camaraderie between the Newtown Jets players and their comrades in Newtown’s partnership club the Glebe Dirty Reds. This shot and caption from the Glebe Dirty Reds Facebook site says it all:
https://www.facebook.com/GlebeDirtyReds/photos/a.1728055214135462.1073741829.1713739735567010/2161251980815781/?type=3&theater

And who on earth is that mysterious bearded man/photo bomber at the back of the photo?

The Glebe Dirty Reds (aka Glebe-Burwood RLFC) had a bye last weekend. They play Western Suburbs in Round 14 of the Ron Massey Cup on Sunday, 15th July at 2.00pm at Goddard Park, Concord.

Alby Talarico interviewed Jackson Garlick, Jesse Marschke and Jaimin (Jimmy) Jolliffe after fulltime against the Newcastle Knights at Henson Park last Saturday:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2t45pdB3Lc&feature=youtu.be