The Jets and Dragons meet in a Qualifying Final this Sunday

Newtown Jets interchange player Addison Demetriou tests the Western Suburbs defence at Henson Park last Saturday. Photo: Mario Facchini, mafphotography

The third-placed Newtown Jets square off against the second-placed St George-Illawarra Dragons at Panthers Stadium this Sunday. The winner of this match progresses to the Preliminary Final stage in two weeks time, while the loser goes into an elimination semi-final on the weekend of 8th/9th September. The Newtown Jets camp is in an upbeat mood on the back of two convincing victories in the last two competition rounds.

This Sunday’s match details are:
NSWRL Intrust Super Premiership NSW – Qualifying Final

Sunday, 2nd September 2018

Panthers Stadium

St George-Illawarra (2nd place) versus Newtown (3rd place)

Kick-Off: 1.45pm.

Referee: Damian Briscoe.

Touch Judges: Liam Nicholls and Jake Sutherland.

In-Goal: Damian Brady and Clayton Wills.

Newtown’s team is:

Will Kennedy, Matt Evans, Aaron Gray, Reubenn Rennie, Sione Katoa, Jack A. Williams, Kyle Flanagan, Wes Lolo, Blayke Brailey, Ava Seumanufagai, Briton Nikora, Anthony Moraitis, Jaimin Jolliffe.

Interchange: Billy Magoulias, Bessie Aufaga-Toomaga, Addison Demetriou, Malakai Houma, Matthew Jurd.

Coach: Greg Matterson.

St George-Illawarra:

Patrick Herbert, John Tohi, Reuben Garrick, Steven Marsters, Shaun Sauni-Esau, Adam Clune, Darren Nicholls, Pio Sokobalavu, Reece Robson, Mitchell Allgood, Jackson Ford, Jacob Host, Hame Sele.

Interchange: Joe Lovodua, Damien Sironen, Ashleigh Nisbet, Joshua Kerr, TJ Uele.

Coach: Mat Head.

Delayed telecast on Fox League at 9.30pm, Sunday.

The match is being broadcast live by Steele Sports on: www.steelesports.com.au

The highlights from last Saturday’s Newtown-Western Suburbs match:  https://www.nswrl.com.au/news/2018/08/25/magpies-winning-run-halted-by-jets/

Here are the match statistics from last Saturday’s match at Henson Park:  https://www.nswrl.com.au/siteassets/competitions/intrust-super-premiership-nsw/stats-reports/round24-stats—jetswests.pdf.pdf

The NSWRL ISP NSW Team of the Week for Round 24:  https://www.nswrl.com.au/news/2018/08/27/isp-team-of-the-week–rd-24/

How the NSWRL website has previewed this Sunday’s match:  https://www.nswrl.com.au/news/2018/08/30/preview–dragons-v-jets/

The winning answer to last week’s quiz was:

The three former Newtown Jets players in the 2018 Challenge Cup-winning Catalans Dragons team were Samisoni Langi, Jason Baitieri and Remi Casty.

The former Newtown Jets and Catalans Dragons player now with the Canberra Raiders is Michael Oldfield.

The Glebe-Burwood RLFC (aka the Glebe Dirty Reds) play Asquith in an elimination final at St Marys Leagues Club Stadium on Saturday.

The full match details are:

NSWRL Ron Massey Cup – Elimination Final

Saturday, 1st September 2018

St Marys Leagues Club Stadium

Glebe-Burwood (6th place) versus Asquith (7th place)

Kick-Off: 5.00pm.

Referee: Keiren Irons

Touch Judges: Patrick Mackey and Mitchell Stone.

In-Goal: Martin Jones and Stephen Bourke.