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Newtown Jets hooker Blayke Brailey has been in outstanding form throughout 2018, but he will be on representative team duty this weekend. Photo: Mario Facchini, mafphotography
Newtown Jets hooker Blayke Brailey has been in outstanding form throughout 2018, but he will be on representative team duty this weekend. Photo: Mario Facchini, mafphotography

Another packed program of rugby league and family entertainment at Henson Park on Saturday, 7th July brought to you by SCU – More Generous Banking

The Newcastle Knights present a real danger game for the Newtown Jets.

The Knights are coming off a big win against the Canterbury Bulldogs last weekend and no doubt will be primed to deal a damaging blow to Newtown’s finals aspirations.  Missing from the Jets’ line-up for Saturday are the three players chosen in the NSW Under 20’s representative team: Centre Bronson Xerri, halfback Kyle Flanagan and hooker Blayke Brailey.

The match details are:

NSWRL Intrust Super Premiership NSW – 17th Round

Saturday, 7th July 2018

Henson Park

Newtown (6th place, 19 points) v Newcastle Knights (12th place, 8 points)

Kick-Off: 3.00pm.

There are two top quality Jersey Flegg Cup curtain-raisers: –

10.45am: Sydney Roosters v North Sydney

12.45pm: Cronulla Sharks v Newcastle Knights.

The ISP NSW match officials are: –

Referee: Kasey Badger

Touch Judges: David Munro and Benjamin Teague.

The Newtown-Knights ISP NSW match is being broadcast live on Steele Sports and on

The ISP NSW teams are: –


Will Kennedy, Sosaia Feki, Aaron Gray, Lachlan Stein, Charlton Schaafhausen, Jack A. Williams, Jesse Marschke, Braden Uele, Jackson Garlick, Ava Seumanufagai, Briton Nikora, Anthony Moraitis, Billy Magoulias.

Interchange: Jaimin Jolliffe, Bessie Aufaga-Toomaga, Daniel Vasquez, Malakai Houma.

Coach: Greg Matterson.

Newcastle Knights:

Nick Meaney, Tom Hughes, Matt Allwood, Brent Naden, Tom Cronan, Tex Hoy, Brock Lamb, JJ Felise, Chris Randall, Luke Yates, Kurtis Dark, Brodie Jones, Zac Hosking.

Interchange: Christian Hazard, Tevita Alifa, Pasami Saulo, Tyrone Amey, Patrick Mata’utia.

Coach: Rory Kostjasyn.

Lachlan Stein, formerly with Cronulla Sharks and Penrith and a Scottish Rugby League 2017 World Cup representative, plays his first game for Newtown this year. Cronulla Sharks NRL squad member Ava Seumanufagai will be making his debut with the Newtown Jets. Jackson Garlick, son of former Sydney Roosters and South Sydney Rabbitohs icon Sean Garlick, has won promotion from the Glebe Dirty Reds Ron Massey Cup team. Kyle Flanagan, Blayke Brailey and Bronson Xerri have all been selected in the NSW Under 20 team to play their Queensland counterparts in a curtain-raiser to State of Origin III on Wednesday, 11th July. The Newtown RLFC extends congratulations to all three of these talented young men.

Dynamic Jets centre Addison Demetriou suffered a knee injury last weekend and is likely to miss several games.

The Newcastle Knights team coach Rory Kostjasyn played with Newtown from 2006 to 2008 and played in the 2006 Jim Beam Cup grand final, the 2006 Premier League grand final and the 2008 NSW Cup grand final. Later on he represented Ireland in the 2013 Rugby League World Cup, and was a member of the North Queensland Cowboys NRL famous premiership winning team of 2015.

It’s an SCU FAMILY FUN DAY this Saturday at Henson Park and as usual there will be plenty of fun for the kids on the Deicorp Family Hill featuring jumping castles, face painting and pass the ball competitions. Ice Cream Joe’s Mr Whippy and Barista will be in attendance as will the renowned Jetman and SCU – More Generous Banking’s Syd the Pig.

Young Henry’s Newtowner, Natural Lager and Cloudy Cider are available for all the Mums, Dads and over 18’s along with a selection of wines from Sparrow & Vine.

Fancy a chance to join in all of the festivities for free?

Once again in 2018 our good friends at City Ford Rockdale have the Best Seat at Henson Park and it could be yours this Saturday. The prize includes free beer, free food and free entry plus the Royal Blue Bean Bags in the Jetpac Ford Ranger to watch the game from. Just SMS “City Ford Rockdale” to 0447 046 516 and you could be this week’s winner!

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Crust Pizza Dulwich Hill is offering Jets supporter a complimentary serve of Herb & Garlic Squares or a 1.25L when purchasing ant Large Gourmet Pizza from 544 Marrickville Road, Dulwich Hill. Be sure to ask our canteen staff for a free Pizza Perks Voucher for your chance to redeem this great offer.

The Newtown Jets invite members, supporters and friends to Sydney Park Hotel after the game on Saturday to mingle with the players and coaching staff and to (hopefully) be there to celebrate another Jets victory. Sydney Park Hotel is located at 631 King Street, Newtown.

It’s going to be another great day of rugby league and family entertainment at Henson Park this Saturday, so bring along all your family and friends and enjoy one of the most unique sporting experiences Sydney has to offer.

Several former Newtown Jets players were rated as being amongst the best performers in last weekend’s round of UK Super League matches. They included Mitch Brown, Warrington’s fullback; Junior Vaivai, centre at Hull Kingston Rovers; David Fifita, front-rower with Wakefield Trinity; and Mose Masoe, front-rower at Hull Kingston Rovers.

Newtown’s partnership club Glebe-Burwood RLFC (aka Glebe Dirty Reds) have a bye in this weekend’s 13th Round of the 2018 Ron Massey Cup competition.

Newtown Jets memberships for 2018 are still available. Check out this link for the necessary information:

You can buy Newtown Jets merchandise online at 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.

Image: Mario Facchini, mafphotography

Let’s Keep The Jets Flying!


Support the Jets by purchasing a Newtown Jets face mask

Newtown Jets man of the match fullback Will Kennedy gets into full stride on his way to scoring the match-winning try in last season’s stirring Canterbury Cup NSW grand final victory. Photo: Michael Magee Photography.

Virtual Match Report: Jets nail the Canterbury Cup NSW premiership title in extra-time thriller

Daniel Vasquez is pictured leading the renowned Newtown Jets Victory Chorus at the Mayoral Civic Reception held at the Petersham RSL Club on the evening of Wednesday, 9th October 2019. Daniel makes his NRL playing debut with the Cronulla Sharks against the Canberra Raiders this Saturday evening (26th September). The entire Newtown Jets rugby league community sends hearty congratulations to Daniel and wishes him well on this big occasion. Photo: Michael Magee Photography.

This Sunday is a huge day in the history of the Glebe Dirty Reds, plus other pertinent rugby league news items

Image: Mario Facchini, mafphotography

Members Badge Draw Thursday 24th September 2020

Group 16 and Cronulla Sharks product Teig Wilton (with the ball) played strongly for the Newtown Jets throughout the 2019 Canterbury Cup finals series. Photo: Mario Facchini, mafphotography

Virtual Season 2020 – The Newtown Jets head into their fifth grand final since entering the flagship NSW Rugby League competition in 2000

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