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Long-serving Newtown Jets head coach Greg Matterson pictured in a jubilant mood after a semi-final victory back in 2012. Photo:
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Long-serving Newtown Jets head coach Greg Matterson pictured in a jubilant mood after a semi-final victory back in 2012. Photo: Jason McCawley Photography.

Big turnover of players at the Jets this off-season

The Newtown Jets are in full-on recruitment mode with the start of the 2017 rugby league pre-season rapidly approaching. Several of the Cronulla Sharks second-tier players who gave such good service to Newtown in 2016 have moved on to other clubs. Newtown’s NRL partners the Sharks have been busy with their own off-season player-recruitment program, while the Jets will be announcing some new signings of their own in the upcoming weeks.

Jets head coach Greg Matterson enters his tenth successive year as head coach at Newtown, a record coaching appointment for the old club and a very rare extended coaching tenure in NSW Rugby League circles. The Jets have won one premiership and narrowly lost another Grand Final under Matterson’s stewardship since 2008, and Newtown has only missed the finals twice in the past nine seasons.

Matterson has scheduled a staff meeting at the Jets’ Marrickville training base on Thursday afternoon of this week, and it will also be the first official training session of the 2017 pre-season. Several younger Newtown squad members have already been working out at the Jets’ gymnasium in preparation for the start of the new pre-season.

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Champion Newtown rugby league centre Dick Poole in action for the Bluebags against South Sydney. Photo: Newtown RLFC

Bluebags legend turns 90 this week

Newtown Jets front-rower Mose Masoe pictured in full cry against Wentworthville back in 2010. Photo: Mike Biboudis Photography

The inspirational Mose Masoe is all set to deliver the Super League Grand Final football

Great moments from 2019 … Newtown Jets team captain Jack A. Williams addresses the crowd at Bankwest Stadium after Newtown’s 20-15 win against Wentworthville in the 2019 Canterbury Cup NSW grand final. Photo: Mario Facchini, mafphotography

Newtown Jets back in training for the 2021 season

Tommy Raudonikis, pictured here scoring in the 1981 Grand Final, had the honour of captaining his state in the first-ever Origin game.

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Jack A. Williams holds the Canterbury Cup NSW premiership trophy aloft in a moment of supreme triumph for the entire Newtown RLFC. Photo: Mike Magee Photography

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