1981 Grand Final Re-imagined:
Newtown vs. Parramatta
Sunday 26th September, 3pm

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Powerhouse Newtown Jets backrower Siosifa Talakai terrorised the Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles fringe defence in the match played at Henson Park on Sunday, 19th May 2019. Photo: Michael Magee Photography.
Powerhouse Newtown Jets backrower Siosifa Talakai terrorised the Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles fringe defence in the match played at Henson Park on Sunday, 19th May 2019. Photo: Michael Magee Photography.

A match that helped to determine Newtown’s progress in the 2019 Canterbury Cup competition

Welcome to another round of the Newtown Jets Virtual Season 2020.

We continue with our “Amco Cup retro-style” Wednesday night presentations of a match selected from Newtown’s past.

This Wednesday, 15th July, the Jets are back at Henson Park to bring you a match against Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles (Manly-Warringah’s partnership club) that was actually played on Sunday, 19th May 2019 as part of the NSWRL’s Magic Round promotion (whereby triple-headers of Canterbury Cup fixtures were played at selected venues).

Remember that the Jets began 2019 with some fairly ordinary performances and they headed into this tenth Round game with two wins, six losses and a bye. Their opponents were also close to the bottom of the table, so both club’s seasons hung in the balance going into this game.

Tune in tonight at 8.00pm, 15th July to Jets TV: or to You can also follow this game on to keep up with the contemporary analysis of this match.

Thanks to Biofreeze, the Newtown Jets have named this team for tonight’s match. Thank you also to our 2020 players’ sponsors who are listed in brackets:

Will Kennedy (Kris Gale), Sione Katoa (Golden Barley Hotel), Jackson Ferris (John Cahill & Jennifer Malone), Ronaldo Mulitalo (Mark Dewar), Matt Evans (Golden Barley Hotel), Jack A Williams (Adam Whyte), Braydon Trindall (The Daaboul Family), Cruz Topai-Aveai (Steven Helmich), Billy Magoulias (Wayne Leong & Kim Fuller), Jaimin Jolliffe (Dave Nelson), Teig Wilton (Manoosh Pizzeria), Siosifa Talakai (Loudon & Vaughan Private Wealth), Daniel Vasquez (Nifty Foods).
Luke Polselli (Biofreeze), Wes Lolo (Goodfellows Sports & Socks), Craig Garvey (Schofield King Lawyers), Greg Eastwood (Label Plus).
Josh Carr (Brasco); Isaac Lumelume (TLC Epoxy Coatings)
Greg Matterson (Sydney Mutual Bank).

Please keep spreading the word and encouraging people to join the Keep the Jets Flying Campaign.

For an outlay of $100.00, you will be given access to Jets memorabilia that will last you a lifetime. It will enable you to relive time and again what was one of the greatest year’s in this club’s history – the truly remarkable 2019 season.

You can relive the majestic glories of last season when you JOIN HERE .

Newtown’s partnership club Glebe-Burwood Wolves (also well known as the Glebe Dirty Reds) is participating in the NSWRL President’s Cup competition which kicks off this weekend.

The famous Glebe Dirty Reds have a bye this weekend in the opening round of this nine-team competition, and they are listed for two home games at Henson Park.

Their Henson Park home games to date are:

Saturday, 25th July, versus North Sydney

Sunday, 2nd August, versus Wentworthville (Challenge Cup Final)

It is anticipated that the Grand Final of the 2020 NSWRL President’s Cup is to be played at Henson Park on Saturday, 26th September.

The winner of last week’s members’ badge draw was Joe Franco, member number 1406. Joe has won a signed copy of Taking It To The Streets – The Second Life of the Newtown RLFC by Glen Dwyer, along with a copy of club historian Terry Williams’ Through Blue Eyes – A Pictorial History of Newtown RLFC, a Newtown Jets cap and two Jets stubby holders.

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This week’s sponsor in focus is – SMI Sports Medicine Institute

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

web The Henson logo (Newtown RLFC)

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

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

Newtown forever - The Class of 1981. Image: Newtown RLFC Archives

1981 Grand Final Re-imagined

Sydney Mutual Bank
Front of Jersey

Petersham RSL
Back of Jersey

Back of Jersey, Training Gear, Socks

Jersey Minor

John Singleton Group

Schofield King Lawyers

Front of Shorts

The Henson
Back of Shorts

Sydney Park Hotel
Back of Shorts

Sports Medicine Institute
Medical Services & Rehabilitation

Label Plus
Major Sponsor

Arista Technologies
Technology Partner