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Sunday 1st Mar
2:00pm
Henson Park

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Image: mafphotography
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Throw Back Thursday – Do You Believe In Superstitions?

Each week thanks to Cryo, we look back at a significant moment in our rich history. Today, we look back at that time we finished 7th and then beat the minor premiers in the preliminary final.

DO YOU BELIEVE IN SUPERSTITIONS?

Well, let’s hope you do, because there are certainly a lot of parallels to be drawn between the 2019 Newtown side and the 2012 premiership winning team.

In 2012, Newtown qualified for the Finals series in 7th place. This was also the case in 2019. After winning their opening Finals game against Illawarra, the class of 2012 came from behind to beat North Sydney by two points at Leichhardt Oval. That is exactly what happened last week!

In Week Three of the 2012 Finals series, Newtown won their way through to the Grand Final after defeating the minor premiers, Canterbury-Bankstown. This Sunday, Newtown takes on minor premiers St George Illawarra for the right to contest the 2019 Canterbury Cup NSW Grand Final. Can you see what we’re getting at?

But before we get ahead of ourselves, let’s revisit that fateful game against the Bulldogs at Leichhardt Oval. Heading into the game. Canterbury were on track for their third state cup title in a row and were raging hot favourites coming into the clash. Their whole club was on a roll. The night before, the Bulldogs NRL team defeated South Sydney in the NRL preliminary final and several of their NRL stars were in attendance to support their clubmates.

The game was played in very warm conditions. The opening twenty minutes of the match were played at a frenetic pace but neither team was able to get off the mark. Then, things looked to be running to script for the blokes from Belmore when they opened the scoring midway through the first half.

However, the Jets struck back in style, scoring three tries in five minutes. Seizing on a series of Bulldog turnovers, Jack Bosden got Newtown’s first try in the 34th minute before Justin Carney gave the Bluebags a 12-6 lead two minutes later. This lead was further extended in the 38th minute when Adam Henry completed a great attacking movement to give his side an 18-6 advantage at the break.

Things only got better for the Bluebags during the second stanza when Andrew Pearn’s superb pass gave Henry his second try just two minutes after the resumption. Newtown led 22-6 after trailing 0-6 just ten minutes earlier.

The Dogs were well and truly on the back foot and Newtown continued to turn the screws on a tiring Canterbury pack. Next to score was flying winger Daniel Tupou who latched onto a high kick from half Daniel Mortimer in the 55th minute, before Kurt Kara rounded off the scoring three minutes from fulltime after some great lead up work from prop Josh Ailaomai. The final score was 34-6.

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Jack Bosden breaks free from Canterbury defenders in the 2012 NSW Cup Preliminary Final. (Photo by Gary Sutherland)
Newtown Jets front-rower Patrick Mafi presents a fearsome prospect for Canterbury-Bankstown defenders at Henson Park last Saturday. Photo: Mario Facchini, mafphotography

The Jets play their third trial match at Henson Park on Sunday

This Canterbury Bulldogs player is going nowhere as he runs into a trio of Newtown Jets defenders at Henson Park last Sunday (from the left: Matt Stimson, Jackson Stewart and Sione Afemui). Photo: Mario Facchini, mafphotography

Livewire rugby league and television personality Brett Finch confirmed for this year’s Newtown Jets season launch

Newtown Jets outside back Jonah Ngaronoa puts a step on two Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs opponents at Henson Park on Saturday evening. Photo: Mario Facchini, mafphotography

Jets given a lesson by the Bulldogs

Artwork: Brenton Powell

The Newtown Jets are flying into the 2020 rugby league season, just like this accompanying image of wing sensation Sione Katoa

The Meeting of the two Inner-Western Tribes: The two teams, the Newtown Jets and Glebe Dirty Reds, are photographed together following their historic rugby league “”re-acquaintance”” at Wentworth Park on Sunday, 16th February 2020. Photo: Mario Facchini, mafphotography

Jets and Dirty Reds write a new page in rugby league history

webGlebe v Newtown promotional poster, second version (crop)

It’s only taken 91 years … but the Newtown Jets and the Glebe Dirty Reds will do battle again at Wentworth Park this Sunday, 16th February at 4.00pm

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