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Saturday 20th Jul
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THROW BACK THURSDAY – PROVING THE POINT TO MOUNTIES AT MOORE PARK

Each Thursday, during the season, thanks to CRYO Sydney, we step back in time to bring you a story from our rich history. Because this weekend’s opponents are Mounties, we’re going back five years to a memorable victory against the Mulga.

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PROVING THE POINT TO MOUNTIES AT MOORE PARK

Newtown wins against Mounties have come few and far between. Since entering the second grade in 2012 the Mulga have won 13 of the 17 fixtures between the two clubs. But at Allianz Stadium in 2014, it was Newtown who emerged victorious in a memorable encounter.

Playing the Round 12 NSW Cup Match of the Day at before the Fox Sports cameras, Newtown conceded a try after 5 minutes. Josh Davis got one back for the Jets but two more meat pies saw Mounties lead 18-4 after twenty minutes. For Jets fans enjoying the unusual treat of watching at home on TV, there seemed plenty of reason to change the channel. As Rex Mossop used to say, it was like déjà vu all over again.

The game turned late in the first half. Brad Barrett charged down a kick, regathered possession and made a break. In the end of the ensuing set of six, backrower David Harris chased down his own kick to score Newtown’s second try. A Tautau Moga try in the 38th minute put the Jets within four points at the break. More importantly, the momentum was with Newtown.

The Jets’ second half ranked was one of its best performances of the season. An 85% completion rate and favourable 6-1 penalty count laid the platform for a memorable win. Newtown scored five tries to nil in the second half. Matt Evans nabbed the first of these, which levelled the scores. Newtown then ran rampant, with tries to Brett Lane (57th minute), Matt Evans (62nd minute), Jonathon Reuben (71st minute) and Josh Davis (75th minute) giving the Jets a 36-18 victory. Many of Newtown’s eight tries were scored out wide which accounted for only two conversions being registered on the scoreboard.  

Coach, Greg Matterson noted praised the Jets forwards for their controlled aggression and making huge gains in field position for the backs to capitalise . David Harris had an outstanding match, and others to get special mention were Heath L’Estrange, Kurt Kara, Matt Evans and Josh Davis.

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Taking It To The Streets – The Second Life of the Newtown RLFC: the remarkable and uplifting story of the Newtown Jets’ second life in rugby league football

Newtown Jets second-rower Teig Wilton bails up a North Sydney Bears opponent in the Canterbury Cup NSW match played at North Sydney Oval last Sunday. Photo: Michael Magee Photography.

The Jets and Warriors in desperate struggle to remain in finals contention

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Throw Back Thursday – An Historic Day All Round

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Newtown Jets Team List v NZ Warriors Sat 20th July, 2019

Newtown Jets centre Latrell Schaumkel is wrapped up by these North Sydney Bears defenders in Sunday’s Canterbury Cup fixture played at North Sydney Oval. Photo: Michael Magee Photography.

No luck for the Jets in Frank Hyde Shield deciding match

Hard-working front-rower Jimmy Jolliffe (with the ball) has been one of the Jets’ most consistent forwards in the 2019 season. He was rewarded recently with a full-time contract from the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks. Photo: Michael Magee Photography.

The Frank Hyde Shield is on the line this Sunday – and also Newtown’s place in the top eight

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