The Jets are back at Henson Park on Saturday, 22nd April

This Penrith Panthers player is going nowhere last Sunday at Pepper Stadium as he is rounded up by (from the left) Fa’amanu Brown, Jack Williams and Jordan Drew. Jack Williams is in his first season with the Jets, having signed for Cronulla-Sutherland after previously being with Cooma and the Canberra Raiders NYC squad. He topped the tackle count against Penrith last Sunday. Photo: MAF Photography

There has been an extended run of away games, but the Newtown Jets return at last to their home ground, Henson Park, this Saturday, 22nd April.

There are a lot of new faces in the Jets 2017 squad and they are sure to be motivated by the famous home ground atmosphere generated at Henson. The boys are coming off a thrilling last-minute 18-16 win against the Penrith Panthers at Pepper Stadium last Sunday. Get along to tomorrow’s game and give our boys a huge welcome back to historic old Henson Park!

NSWRL Intrust Super Premiership NSW – 8th Round

Saturday, 22nd April 2017

Henson Park

Newtown (6th position, 6 points) v Wyong (2nd place, 12 points. Wyong is the ISP NSW partnership club for the Sydney Roosters).

Kick-Off: 3.00pm.

Newtown:

Leigh Higgins, Edrick Lee, Jordan Drew, Matt Evans, James Tuitahi, Penani Manumalealii, Fa’amanu Brown, Jaimin Jolliffe, Kurt Kara, Sam Tagataese, Tony Williams, Jayden Walker, Jack Williams.

Bench: Kurt Dillon, Jayden McDonogh, Tepatasi Fuiavailili, Manaia Cherrington, Saulala Houma.

Coach: Greg Matterson.

Wyong:

Connor Watson, Johnny Tuivasa-Sheck, Paul Momirovski, Matthew Ikavalu, Chris Centrone, Jayden Nikorima, Mitchell Williams, Jake Lewis, Grant Garvey, Eloni Vunakece, Brock Gray, Chris Smith, Liam Knight.

Bench: Luke Sharpe, Brenden Santi, Poasa Faamausili, Brendan Frei.

Coach: Rip Taylor.

Referee: Chris Treneman. Touch Judges: Matt Treneman and John Woods.

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

There will be a pre-Anzac Day ceremony conducted at Henson Park on Saturday prior to the kick-off of the Jets-Wyong match. This ceremony is being staged in conjunction with our good friends at the Petersham RSL Club.

This is a fine article from the NRL website concerning three former Newtown Bluebags who served in World War II – Bill Ryan, Bruce Ryan and Athol Stewart. Lieutenant Bill Ryan was killed in action on the Sanananda Track in New Guinea on 7th December 1942:  http://www.nrl.com/from-newtown-to-kokoda/tabid/10874/newsid/105818/default.aspx

Here’s how the NSWRL has previewed all the ISP NSW 8th Round games:  http://www.nswrl.com.au/news/2017/04/21/previews_intrust_sup.html

And here are the highlights from the ISP NSW 7th Round:  http://www.nswrl.com.au/news/2017/04/19/highlights_intrust_s.html

Here’s an interesting interview with Tony “The T-Rex” Williams on the high standard website Commentary Box Sports website:  http://commentaryboxsports.com/australian/nrl/t-rex-frustrated-opportunities.html

As we head towards winter, now is a very good time to check out all the new lines of Newtown Jets clothing and merchandise either at Henson Park tomorrow, or on line at: www.newtownjetsclothing.com.au

And excellent value Jets 2017 membership packages are still available on:  http://www.newtownjets.com/jets-membership-2017/