Big prop Saulala Houma has been a valuable addition to the Newtown Jets ISP NSW ranks in the latter part of the 2016 season. Photo: Gary Sutherland Photography
Big prop Saulala Houma has been a valuable addition to the Newtown Jets ISP NSW ranks in the latter part of the 2016 season. Photo: Gary Sutherland Photography

A vital two points are at stake for the Jets tomorrow …. and you can watch them live on Fox Sports 1 on Saturday, 6th August, at 12.30pm

The Jets need to be wary of the Knights at Hunter Stadium tomorrow …. plus there’s plenty happening on the club events calendar.

NSWRL Intrust Super Premiership NSW – 22nd Round

Saturday, 6th August 2016

Hunter Stadium, Newcastle

Newtown (in 5th place on 27 competition points) v Newcastle Knights (in 12th place on 8 competition points)

Kick-Off: 12.40pm.

This match will be telecast live on Fox Sports 1 from 12.30pm.

Referee: Ziggy Przeklasa-Adamski.

Touch Judges: Darian Furner and Benjamin Teague.

Newtown’s team is:

Jaline Graham, Travis Robinson, Kurt Capewell, Matt Evans, Jacob Gagan, Josh Cleeland, Arana Taumata, Junior Roqica, Matt McIlwrick, Jesse Sene-Lefao, Malakai Houma, Jason Schirnack, Kurt Kara.

Interchange: Kurt Dillon, Harrison Muller, Saulala Houma, Corin Smith, Kenny Niko.

Coach: Greg Matterson.

The Newcastle Knights team for Saturday is:

Bryce Donovan, Ken Tofilau, Ryan Walker, Tyme Dow-Nikau, Dean Kouka-Smith, Jaelen Feeney, Will Pearsall, Jamayne Taunoa-Brown, Eddie Tuilotolava, Sam Stone, Tyrone Amey, Tom Satling, Jayden Butterfield.

Interchange: Jack McNamara, Kurt Aldridge, Bradie Smith, Sam Bernstrom.

Coach: Matt Lantry.

The ISP NSW competition table after 21 rounds is:

How the NSWRL has previewed all of the ISP NSW 22nd Round matches:

Here are the highlights from the ISP NSW 21st Round, including all the tries from last Saturday’s thriller at Henson Park:

Be sure to check out Fa’amanu Brown’s second try where he beats four Penrith defenders to score the equalising try.

How this match was covered on pages 15 and 16 of this week’s Cooks River Valley Times:

Make sure you take a look at Gary Sutherland’s superb back page photograph of the aftermath of Fa’amanu Brown’s second try.

All the Newtown-Penrith photos from last Saturday at Henson Park: –

Gary Sutherland:

Mario Facchini:

Mike Magee:

The Jets-Panthers clash attracted some favourable coverage, including this article by the former SMH journalist Greg Growden on the ESPN website:

Make your bookings now for Controversy Corner Revisited II at the Petersham RSL Club on Tuesday, 16th August 2016 at 7.00pm for 7.30pm: An evening of confrontation, bombast, tautology and most of all, CONTROVERSY, featuring Noel Kelly (from the original Channel 7 program), Greg McCallum (to provide the refereeing perspective), Mark Hughes (ex-Canterbury Bulldogs) and Adrian Proszenko (Sydney Morning Herald), along with more special guests:

And there are still a few tickets available for the highly-rated movie Broke, with the Newtown RLFC hosting a session at the Dendy Cinema, right in the heart of King Street, Newtown on Wednesday, 10th August at 7.00pm. The film is directed by Heath Davis and produced by Luke Graham, the son of North Sydney and New Zealand Kiwis legend Mark Graham:

Don’t forget that the theatrical version of The Final Winter is to be staged at the King Street Theatre in south Newtown from the 30th August to the 10th September.

Booking details are at:

As that master of the understatement HG Nelson would say, too much of the Newtown Jets on Newtown Jets TV is never enough! Check out all of these Jets interviews now available on YouTube:

More on YouTube – this music clip from Horrorshow has made great use of the one and only Henson Park:

Yesterday’s Rugby League Week (Thursday, 3rd August) has a great Mario Facchini photo of Fa’amanu Brown, Travis Robinson and Jason Schirnack on page 40.

For all of you Newtown Jets supporters who are members of the Petersham RSL Club (and we hope that is a great many of you), the August issue of their excellent club magazine, At Ease, has a Newtown Jets article on page 9.

There were three former Newtown Jets players – David Fifita, Tinirau Arona and Jacob Miller – in the Wakefield Trinity team that played Warrington in the English Rugby League Challenge Cup semi-final against Warrington at Leigh last weekend. Unfortunately for our boys the Warrington Wolves won and put Wakefield out of the Cup. It would have been a memorable experience seeing big David Fifita stepping out on the famous Wembley Stadium turf!

Now we’re into August and there are sensational new lines of Newtown Jets merchandise on sale. You can select and buy your new clothing and merchandise directly from Olga and her highly-competent sales staff at Henson Park home games. You can of course also buy Newtown Jets clothing and merchandise online by going to:

As the great Colin Murphy might (or might not) say, “don’t get trapped in an obsolete paradigm!”  Get with the program, sign up now and follow the Newtown Jets on these social media platforms: –




Hard-running centre Nene Macdonald played on numerous occasions for the Newtown Jets in 2021.  Last Sunday Nene was playing for Papua-New Guinea against the Cook Islands in the 2023 Pacific Championships - Pacific Bowl and he scored four tries. (Photo: Mike Magee).

Information about 2024 Newtown RLFC memberships; Newtown Jets playing in the 2023 Pacific Championship Series; and a reminder about Newtown RLFC merchandise.

Kyle Pickering and Daniel Atkinson, Italian rugby league representative team, 7th October 2023 (NSWRL Twitter) crop

These Newtown Jets players have gained selection in various end of season representative rugby league teams

Newtown Jets 2023 Presentation Night bottom image for web post

The Newtown Jets RLFC held its Annual Presentation Dinner on the evening of Friday, 29th September 2023 at the Petersham RSL Club.

Newtown Jets left-edge backrower Kyle Pickering (in possession) about to score at Henson Park on Saturday, 22nd July 2023. Jets fullback Manaia Waitere salutes the crowd after playing a clever role in setting up the try. (Photo: Mario Facchini, mafphotography)

Newtown RLFC 2023 Presentation Dinner Details

July 22, 2023 - Marrickville, New South Wales, Australia, Kyle Pickering of the Newtown Jets scores his second try of the game during Round 21 of the NSWRL Knock On Effect NSW Cup at Henson Park in Marrickville, New South Wales. (Mario Facchini/mafphotography)

Newtown RLFC 2023 Presentation Night Details

Sunday Sun 603

The Other Premiers of 1943

Australian 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

Newtown Jets respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the Land and pay our respects to their Elders past and present. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on and that the land area encompassing Henson Park traditionally belonged to the Gadigal people of the Eora nation.