Valuable competition points go on the line at Cessnock this Saturday

Newtown Jets halfback Kyle Flanagan scores against St George Illawarra last Saturday at Henson Park. Photo: Michael Magee Photography.

Both the Newtown Jets and Newcastle Knights Intrust Super Premiership teams will be keen to win in their sixth round clash at the Cessnock Sports Complex this Saturday afternoon. The Jets have two wins from five games and are on four points, while the Knights are in last place with three points from one win and a draw. The Jets played well for thirty minutes last Saturday against the Dragons and then paid the price for an average second half.

NSWRL Intrust Super Premiership – Sixth Round

Saturday, 14th April 2018

Cessnock Sports Complex

Newcastle Knights (3 points, 12th place) v Newtown (4 points, 7th place)

Kick-Off: 3.00pm.

Referee: Ryan Jackson

Touch Judges: Benjamin Teague and Cameron Mitchell

Newtown’s team for Saturday is:

Will Kennedy, Matt Evans, Aaron Gray, Reubenn Rennie, Sione Katoa, Jack A Williams, Kyle Flanagan, Braden Uele, Blayke Brailey, Wes Lolo, Scott Sorensen, Briton Nikora, Jack Williams.

Interchange:

Anthony Moraitis, Bessie Aufaga-Toomaga, Billy Magoulias, Daniel Vasquez, Jesse Marschke.

Coach: Greg Matterson.

Newcastle Knights:

Thomas Cronan, Tom Hughes, Jacob Gagai, Cory Denniss, Mitch Andrews, Christian Hazzard, Jack Cogger, Josh King, Chris Randall, Pasami Saulo, Sam Stone, Tori Freeman-Quay, Luke Yates.

Interchange:

Faitotoa Faitotoa, Junior Roqica, Tyrone Amey, Pat Mata’utia, Tom Starling, Bobby Treacy, Daniel Peck.

Coach: Simon Woolford.

Newtown Jets head coach Greg Matterson was interviewed this week by Simon Masterton from the NSWRL about his future plans:  https://www.nswrl.com.au/news/2018/04/12/matterson-discusses-retirement-plans/

And Greg was interviewed by Steele Sports Radio following last Saturday’s loss to St George Illawarra:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKa8DlevivM

Steele Sports also interviewed Newtown Jets front-rower Braden Uele after last Saturday’s game:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aq9iUpAt7EQ

Cronulla Sharks winger Sione Katoa makes his debut with the Newtown Jets on Saturday at Cessnock. Sharks Media Manager Rob Willis recently interviewed Sione:  https://www.sharks.com.au/news/2018/01/30/young-guns—sione-katoa/

Our NSWRL Ron Massey Cup partnership club, Glebe-Burwood RLFC, plays in the next round of the 2018 NSWRL Challenge Cup against Newcastle club Macquarie Scorpions at the Dora Creek rugby league ground (Minnie Street, Dora Creek) this Saturday, 14th April, at 3.00pm. The Scorpions won last year’s NSWRL Challenge Cup final and also the 2017 Newcastle Rugby League first grade premiership. Glebe-Burwood is coming off a tremendous 26-12 win against Blacktown Workers last Sunday.

Newtown Jets memberships for 2018 are still available. Check out this link for the necessary information:  http://www.newtownjets.com/jets-membership-2018/

You can buy Newtown Jets merchandise online at www.newtownjetsclothing.com.au; or at the landmark merchandise stall on King Street, Newtown on most Saturdays; and at Newtown Jets home games at Henson Park. You can also contact the Newtown Jets merchandise office by phone on 9052 6980.