The Jets travel to Penrith on Sunday in pursuit of two badly-needed competition points

New Zealand Warriors front-rower Albert Vete scores against the Newtown Jets on Sunday, despite the close attention of Jayden Walker (left) and Penani Manumalealii (right). Photo: Photosport NZ

The Jets need to get their 2017 season back on the road when they take on the Panthers on Sunday.

NSWRL Intrust Super Premiership NSW – 7th Round

Sunday, 16th April 2017

Pepper Stadium, Penrith

Penrith (5th place, 6 points) v Newtown (8th place, 4 points)

Kick-Off: 11.45am.

Newtown’s team for Sunday is:

Edrick Lee, Matt Evans, Jordan Drew, Jesse Ramien, James Tuitahi, Penani Manumalealii, Fa’amanu Brown, Kurt Dillon, Kurt Kara, Sam Tagataese, Tony Williams, Jayden Walker, Joseph Paulo.

Bench: Jaimin Jolliffe, Jack Williams, Kenny Niko, Manaia Cherrington, Leigh Higgins.

Coach: Greg Matterson.

The Penrith team is:
Dylan Edwards, Lachlan Stein, Michael Oldfield, Tyrone May, Malakai Watene-Zelezniak, Darren Nicholls, Jarome Luai, Oliver Clark, Mitch Rein, Paea Pua, Kaide Ellis, Jack Hetherington, Sione Katoa.

Bench: Corey Waddell, Samisoni Langi, Nick Lui-Toso, Liam Coleman.

Coach: Garth Brennan.

Referee: Daniel Olford. Touch Judges: Jeff Hartup and Matt Treneman.

How the NSWRL has previewed all the Round 7 ISP NSW matches:  http://www.nswrl.com.au/news/2017/04/13/previews_intrust_sup.html

As of 3.30pm, Thursday, 13th April there has been no advice received as to whether Sunday’s match is being broadcast live. Please monitor the Newtown RLFC Twitter and Facebook sites for any further updates.

Former Newtown Jets players spotted at Mt Smart Stadium last Sunday included Shontayne Hape and Jerry Seu Seu who both played for Newtown back in 2000. That was the season when Newtown and the Auckland Warriors formed a ground-breaking partnership between a NRL club and a club playing in what was then the NSWRL First Division competition. Both Shontayne and Jerry spoke with great affection for the Newtown club on Sunday and they sent their good wishes. Shontayne Hape has a rather unique place in sporting history – he is the only person on Earth to have played with both the Newtown RLFC (Australia’s oldest Rugby League club) and for England in Rugby Union!