The Jets go into another must-win situation when they take on Canterbury-Bankstown.
Newtown supporters will be hoping that the Jets can retain their form from their last game against the second-placed New Zealand Warriors. Since then the Jets have had their second bye and the Bulldogs beat Wentworthville 30-28. Newtown must win at Belmore tomorrow to stay in the Intrust Super Premiership finals race.
The significant player milestones keep occurring for the Newtown RLFC. Tomorrow at Belmore Sports Ground marks tough front-rower Kurt Dillon’s 50th game for the Newtown Jets. This young fellow is a wonderfully wholehearted player who has old-timers recalling the no-nonsense playing style and extended work-rate of the great Bill Noonan from back in 1979 and 1980. Congratulations Kurt on your 50th game from everyone in the Newtown Jets community!
NSWRL Intrust Super Premiership – 22nd Round
Saturday, 5th August 2017
Belmore Sports Ground
Canterbury-Bankstown (4th place, 26 points) v Newtown (10th place, 19 points)
Referee: Ryan Jackson. Touch Judges: Jon Woods and Ben Teague.
Newtown’s team for Saturday:
Leigh Higgins, Tyla Tamou, Reubenn Rennie, Edrick Lee, Brent Anderson, Kurt Kara, Luke Towers, Kurt Dillon, Alec Bush, Sam Tagataese, Jason Schirnack, Jack Williams, Jaimin Jolliffe.
Bench: Tepatasi Fuiavailili, Jayden McDonogh, Jordan Topai-Aveai, Kenny Niko, Ben Martinez-Murray, Tesimoni Taliauli.
Coach: Greg Matterson.
The Canterbury-Bankstown team is:
Josh Bergamin, Richard Kennar, Reimis Smith, Brenko Lee, Tyrone Phillips, Josh Cleeland, Lachlan Lewis, Andy Saunders, Craig Garvey, Renouf To’omaga, Asipeli Fine, Rhyse Martin, Rod Griffin.
Bench: Zac Woolford, Bronson Garlick, Lachlan Lee, D’Rhys Miller, Tom Carr, Joel Luani.
Coach: Steve Georgalis.
Get your tickets for the University of Rugby League Part 2 – The Fourth Estate, being staged at the Petersham RSL Club on Tuesday night, 22nd August: http://bit.ly/2wcY7We
How the NSWRL has previewed this weekend’s ISP NSW 22nd round: http://www.nswrl.com.au/news/2017/08/04/previews_isp_nsw_rou.html
Kurt Dillon appears in this week’s Truth Booth: https://youtu.be/4RTzqrX2y5Q