RIP Tu’u Maori

The Newtown RLFC is saddened to announce the recent passing of Tu’u Maori, who played with the club in 2009 and 2010. He has died at the age of 33 after suffering from a long-term illness, and he leaves behind a wife and young family. Tu’u played with the Sydney Roosters National Youth Competition (Under…

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Farewell to the great Bill Noonan

The Newtown RLFC regrets to announce the recent passing of the former stalwart front-rower Bill Noonan, who played two first-rate seasons with the Jets in 1979 and 1980. Bill had been dogged by ill-health in recent years. He was a product of the Linwood Keas RLFC in the Christchurch (NZ) rugby league competition. The hard-working…

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Recalling the extraordinary events at ANZ Stadium on Sunday, 6th October 2019

Freelance photographer and writer Chris Lane produced a selection of photos that gives a slightly different perspective to the events of the 6th October 2019.The link to Chris’s top-class blog is: https://chasinglight.photo.blog/tag/nrl/ (This Newtown RLFC match report below was written on the 8th October 2019). Jets claim national title with a sensational try in the game’s final seconds.…

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Remembering forty years ago ….

Today, 27th September 2021, marks exactly forty years since Newtown and Parramatta faced off in the 1981 NSWRL First Grade Grand Final at the Sydney Cricket Ground. It is an occasion of mixed feelings for many thousands of Newtown Jets supporters. There was the profound disappointment of losing the game narrowly, but no doubt many…

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1981 Grand Final Re-imagined

This weekend marks 40 years since Newtown and Parramatta played in the 1981 NSWRL first grade grand final. Despite Newtown’s narrow loss in that match, it represents a pivotal moment in our club’s history. Bearing in mind the travails that the Newtown RLFC went through in the mid to late 1970s, then followed by the…

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Schofield King’s Throwback Thursday: Jets too hot for Saints

Seeing as 2021 marks 40 years since our club’s remarkable charge to the 1981 NSWRFL Grand Final, this year Schofield King’s Throwback Thursday will focus exclusively on that season. Each week we’ll revisit the fixture from the corresponding round in a series of articles that we hope will take our long-time fans on a fun…

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Throwback Thursday– Indigenous Jets

Each week, thanks to Schofield King Lawyers, we bring you a story from our rich history. With the NRL holding its its annual Indigenous Round this week, we thought we’d update this piece on some of the deadly indigenous stars who have thrilled fans at Henson Park, which is located in an area also known…

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