Here are the details of tonight’s Virtual Season match
Tonight’s match is a replay of the 2012 NSW Cup grand final between Newtown and Balmain Ryde-Eastwood played on Sunday, 30th September at ANZ Stadium. The game is being streamed via Facebook Video Premiere at 8.00pm AEST so viewers can watch, chat and engage with it in real-time. Afterwards, it will appear as a regular video on Facebook to enjoy at your leisure.
The Newtown grand final team was (with their 2019 sponsors in brackets):
Alofa Alofa (Kris Gale), Daniel Tupou (Golden Barley Hotel), Peni Tagive (John Cahill & Jennifer Malone), Francis Vaiotu (Deicorp), Justin Carney (Golden Barley Hotel), Kurt Kara (Adam Whyte), Daniel Mortimer (c) (The Daaboul Family), Mose Masoe (Goodfellows Sports & Socks), Nafe Seluini (Steven Helmich), Josh Ailaomai (Dave Nelson), Jack Bosden (Manoosh Pizzeria), Brad Barrett (Loudon & Vaughan Private Wealth), Ahmad Ellaz (Mark Dewar).
Interchange: Andrew Pearn (Wayne Leong & Kim Fuller), Anthony Cherrington (Nifty Foods), Saulala Houma (Brasco & Label Plus), Jack Littlejohn (Biofreeze), Isaac Liu (Schofield King Lawyers).
Reserves: Mark Kheirallah (SMI – Sports Medicine Institute), Samiu Latu (TLC Epoxy Coatings), Glenn Dumbrell (Petersham RSL)
Coach: Greg Matterson (Sydney Mutual Bank)
Joining the Keep The Jets Flying campaign is an ongoing proposition and is still open to everyone who wants to keep the Newtown Jets alive and competitive in rugby league football.
Use this link: JOIN HERE to find out how you can become a contributor to this worthy campaign.
Last week’s winner in the weekly Members’ Badge Draw is Ignacious Hidvegi, member number 1093.
Check out the tremendous range of Newtown Jets clothing and merchandise that is available on: www.newtownjetsclothing.com.au (use this link to make your purchases online).
You can also purchase by phone by calling 9052 6980, or buy from the Newtown RLFC office during business hours at 14 Rich Street, Marrickville.
The two most recent histories of the Newtown Jets, Taking It To The Streets – The Second Life of the Newtown RLFC (published in 2019) and Through Blue Eyes – A Pictorial History of Newtown RLFC (2008) are both available for purchase through the same merchandise website, or by calling 9052 6980 or purchasing directly from the Newtown Jets office as listed above.
(Taking It To The Streets recently received a highly complimentary review from the prestige UK rugby league magazine Forty20 in the May 2020 issue.)
This week’s headline photo features Jayson Bukuya, a rock-solid rugby league professional who recently announced his retirement as a player. Jayson had a long career in the NRL with both the Cronulla Sharks and New Zealand Warriors clubs for a total of 186 NRL appearances, and also 11 international rugby league appearances with the Fiji Bati.
Jayson is particularly well-remembered for his fine displays in both the 2019 Canterbury Cup NSW grand final and the 2019 NRL State Championship final victories. The Newtown RLFC extends best wishes to Jayson and his family members for the future.
We are also pleased to report that Mose Masoe continues to make good progress after suffering a very serious injury earlier this year. This update on Mose’s progress was published recently in Fox League news.
Newtown supporters would recall Faámanu Brown who gave splendid service to the Newtown Jets in the 2016 and 2017 seasons, along with extended stints in the NRL with the Cronulla Sharks and Canterbury Bulldogs. “Nu”, as he was well known, has recently signed a contract to play with the famous Featherstone Rovers club in 2021.