With the final State of Origin game of 2020 being played this Wednesday night at Suncorp Stadium, we thought we’d look back at some former Jets who have represented their state since 1980. While there have been plenty of players who have featured in Origin football after representing Newtown at NSW Cup level, we have…

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Each week, thanks to Schofield King Lawyers, we bring you a story from our rich history. While these days his name is synonymous with our friendly rivalry St George Illawarra, Tom Kirk holds the rare distinction of representing both the Newtown and North Sydney clubs. A goal-kicking centre and fullback, Kirk was a prolific point…

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Each week, thanks to Schofield King Lawyers, we bring you a story from our rich history. It was a day that Jets legend Ken ‘Squeaker’ Wilson will never forget. On Sunday, May 2nd 1982, the veteran half celebrated his return to first-grade with a 24-point haul in Newtown’s 51-0 win over the Steelers, who were…

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Each week, thanks to Schofield King Lawyers, we bring you a story from our rich history. It was the controversial try that ultimately cost the Jets a well-earned victory at Henson Park. It was April 4th 1981, and Newtown was hosting fellow foundation club Western Suburbs. The Jets had dominated the opening stanza but only…

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Each week, thanks to Schofield King Lawyers, we bring you a story from our rich history. Everyone knows that Newtown faced Parramatta in the 1981 Grand Final, but did you realise that we also faced the Eels in our opening finals encounter that season? After coming second in the minor premiership, Newtown faced the third-placed…

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Each week, thanks to Schofield King Lawyers, we bring you a story from our rich history. Last week, the NRL held its annual Indigenous Round and while we are a little late to the party this year, we thought we’d dedicate this week’s Flashback Friday to some of the deadly indigenous stars who have thrilled…

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Each week, thanks to Schofield King Lawyers, we bring you a story from our rich history. They’re two of the games traditional battlers – Western Suburbs and Newtown. Both clubs experienced a fair degree of heart ache during their years in the top grade and while they may not feature in the NRL, there’s still…

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Each week, thanks to Schofield King Lawyers, we bring you a story from our rich history. It was arguably the most memorable day in Newtown’s history in almost a quarter of a century. While Newtown’s first-grade side may have finished outside the top four in 1970, they did finish the year with their first trophy…

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