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.

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

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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.