June 5, 2021 - Marrickville, NSW, Australia, Siosifa Talakai of the Newtown Jets during the Round 13 NSW Cup match between the Newtown Jets and Canberra Raiders Henson Park in Marrickville, NSW. (Mario Facchini/mafphotography)
June 5, 2021 - Marrickville, NSW, Australia, Siosifa Talakai of the Newtown Jets during the Round 13 NSW Cup match between the Newtown Jets and Canberra Raiders Henson Park in Marrickville, NSW. (Mario Facchini/mafphotography)

Another Tough Assignment for the Newtown Jets this Saturday

The Newtown Jets line up against the NSWRL Knock-On Effect NSW Cup competition leaders, the Penrith Panthers, at Henson Park this Saturday.

There’s no doubt that taking on the top-of-the-table Penrith Panthers will be a demanding encounter but there is one certainty – our Newtown Jets are sure to be inspired by the presence of another big Henson Park attendance.

Be sure to round up all your family members and friends to get along to Henson Park this Saturday afternoon to give the Jets as much support as possible for this important match.

One of the best wingers in the business, Sione Katoa, returns to the active playing lists after a lengthy period out through injury. Teak-tough back-rower Gabe Hamlin also makes a return from the injury list.

Saturday’s match details are:
NSWRL Knock-On Effect (KOE) NSW Cup – 14th Round

Saturday, 12th June 2021

Henson Park

Newtown v Penrith Panthers

Kick-Off: 3.00pm.

Newtown’s team for this Saturday (as announced on Tuesday afternoon) is:

Dylan O’Connor, Sione Katoa, Jensen Taumoepeau, Jonaiah Lualua, Nene Macdonald, Bronson Garlick, Luke Metcalf, Billy Magoulias, Tom Caughlan, Gabe Hamlin, Brock Gray, Kyle Paterson, Daniel Vasquez.

Interchange: Monty Raper, Zac Woolford, Ryan Verlinden, Ethan Natoli.

Coach: Greg Matterson.

Penrith Panthers:

Brent Naden, Luke Nadurutalu, Thomas Jenkins, Sunia Turuva, Taylan May, Jaeman Salmon, Kurt Falls, Lindsay Smith, John Faiumu, Arthur Crichton, Vasili Tsikrikas, Brendan Hands, Eddie Blacker.

Interchange: Soni Luke, Alec Susino, Anton Iaria, Vito Tevaga.

Coach: Peter Wallace.

The Penrith Panthers are in first place on the KOE NSW Cup competition table, with 24 points.

The Newtown Jets are in eighth place on 13 points.

Referee: Keiren Irons

Sideline Officials: Ben Teague, Rickey McFarlane.

Here are the match highlights from last Saturday’s Newtown-Canberra Raiders match (courtesy of the NSWRL media team):


Here’s an interesting article about the Newtown Jets written by Mike Meehall Woods that appeared in Forbes Magazine on the 8th June:


There’s always new additions to the Newtown Jets clothing and merchandise range. Check out the terrific navy Newtown Jets caps that are now in stock:

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Newtown RLFC Assistant Coach Tony Barnes talks with the Jets players at the first break during Saturday's trial match at the Morry Breen Field, Wyong. Photo: Steven Russo

Jets late try snatches victory from the Knights

Image: Steven Russo

Birthday greetings to the mighty Newtown Rugby League Football Club!

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Best wishes for Christmas and for 2024 from the Newtown Jets to all of our members, supporters and friends in the world of Rugby League football.


Newtown Jets Garage Sale / Fan Day on Saturday, 25th November at Henson Park – plus a special pre-Christmas Trading Day on Saturday, 2nd December at 43-45 Carrington Road, Marrickville!

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.

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Petersham RSL
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Back of Jersey, Training Gear, Socks

Jersey Minor

John Singleton Group

Schofield King Lawyers

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The Henson
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Sydney Park Hotel
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Sports Medicine Institute
Medical Services & Rehabilitation

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Arista Technologies
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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.