Throwback Thursday: Roosters Rout the Jets

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: Blacklock Blitzes Balmain

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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Jets Origin Reps

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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Flashback Friday – The Legend of Tom Kirk

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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Flashback Friday – Squeaker Strangles the Steelers

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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Flashback Friday – Newtown v Wests 1981

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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Flashback Friday – Newtown v Parra 1981

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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Flashback Friday – Brothers In Wings

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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