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Newtown Jets winger Sione Katoa encounters a wall of New Zealand Warriors defenders in the Canterbury Cup NSW match at Mt Smart Stadium on Saturday. Photo:
FitographyNZ, Joe McPhee.
Newtown Jets winger Sione Katoa encounters a wall of New Zealand Warriors defenders in the Canterbury Cup NSW match at Mt Smart Stadium on Saturday. Photo: FitographyNZ, Joe McPhee.

Warriors breakout second half overpowers the Jets

The Newtown Jets have dropped to tenth place on the Canterbury Cup NSW competition table, following their 34-8 loss to the New Zealand Warriors at Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland on Saturday.

The Canterbury Cup premiership table is tightly congested, with very little separating tenth and sixth place.

The Jets trailed by only 10-8 at halftime after a hard-fought opening forty minutes, but a series of possession turnovers and defensive errors empowered the Warriors to race away to a commanding 28-8 lead in the game’s third quarter.

It was a disappointing result for the Jets, but they fielded a less than full strength line-up because of the run of injuries in the Cronulla Sharks NRL squad.

Next Saturday, 27th July, is a huge day for the Newtown Jets club, with the fourth annual Beer, Footy & Food Festival being held at Henson Park, with the gates opening at 12 noon. As described elsewhere on this website, there will be the largest ever roll-out of boutique breweries and gourmet food outlets, along with children’s entertainment.

On the rugby league front on Saturday, the Newtown Jets will be at home to competition leaders Canterbury-Bankstown at 3.00pm. There are two curtain-raiser matches being played at Henson Park prior to the Jets-Bulldogs showdown. The Glebe Dirty Reds play Penrith Brothers in a Ron Massey Cup fixture at 10.45am, followed by Cronulla Sharks taking on the Canterbury Bulldogs in a Jersey Flegg Cup match at 12.45pm.

Last Saturday’s match details were:

NSWRL Canterbury Cup NSW – 18th Round

Saturday, 20th July 2019

Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland

New Zealand Warriors v Newtown

Kick-off was at 12 noon (NZT).

New Zealand Warriors 34:

Adam Keighran 2, Cole Waaka, Phillip Makatoa, Leivaha Pulu, Setu Tu tries;

Taane Milne 5 goals

defeated

Newtown 8:

Teig Wilton try;

Braydon Trindall 1 goal.

Half-Time: New Zealand Warriors led 10-8.

Referee: Kieren Irons.

Touch Judges: Chris McMillan and Paki Parkinson.

Playing surface: Excellent.

Weather: 13 degrees, sunny with occasional showers.

Newtown’s team on Saturday was:

Latrell Schaumkel, Sione Katoa, Jonah Ngaronoa, Tyrone Phillips, Tyla Tamou, Luke Polselli, Braydon Trindall, Wes Lolo, Grant Garvey, Jimmy Jolliffe (Capt), Teig Wilton, Siosifa Talakai, Daniel Vasquez.

Bench: Josh Carr, Chris Tupou, Kayleb Milne, Greg Eastwood.

Coach: Greg Matterson.

New Zealand Warriors:

Paul Turner, Lewis Soosemea, Cole Waaka, Taane Milne, Setu Tu, Hayze Perham, Adam Keighran, Chris Satae, Temple Kalepo, Jackson Frei, Adam Tuiamave-Gerrard, Ligi Sao (Capt), Leivaha Pulu.

Bench: Preston Riki, Sean Mullany, King Vuniyayawa, Phillip Makatoa.

Coach: Nathan Cayless.

Newtown’s next game details are:

NSWRL Canterbury Cup NSW – 19th Round

Saturday, 27th July 2019

Henson Park

Newtown (10th place) v Canterbury-Bankstown (1st place)

Kick-Off: 3.00pm.

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Chris Lane’s panoramic shot of ANZ Stadium after fulltime on the 6th October captures the unbridled elation of the Newtown Jets after their astounding last-minute victory.

Recalling the extraordinary events at ANZ Stadium on Sunday, 6th October 2019

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This week the Newtown RLFC pays tribute to the tremendous support given to our club by The Henson, conveniently located close to our home ground, Henson Park

Tom Raudonikis celebrates after scoring a try in the 1981 NSWRL Grand Final (colourised by thefootydog@mail.com)

Remembering forty years ago ….

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This week we gratefully acknowledge the staunch support of the Coverforce organisation, who have been sponsoring the Newtown RLFC since 2014

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