It’s a vital game for both the Newtown and Western Suburbs clubs at Henson Park this Saturday (25th August) – and please be aware it is a 1.00pm kick-off
In the 23rd round match played at Henson Park on Saturday, the Newtown Jets turned on one of their best attacking displays this year in running up a 52-16 victory against the New Zealand Warriors. Newtown led 26-10 at halftime and went on with the job in emphatic style in the second half.
Five-eighth Jack A. Williams made a triumphant return from injury by scoring three tries and providing a deft touch to several Newtown attacking forays. The Jets forward pack played very well and dominated their opponents. Jimmy Jolliffe and Wes Lolo were two of the best forwards, while centres Aaron Gray and Reubenn Rennie both ran with fearless determination. Newtown coach Greg Matterson said the Jets’ high completion rate in both halves was a key contributor to their commanding performance.
The Jets have a lot at stake when they play Western Suburbs on the club’s annual reunion day at Henson Park next Saturday, 25th August. Newtown has the chance to secure a top-four finish and to possibly claim second place on the competition table. Saturday’s match will also decide the winner of the 2018 Tom Raudonikis Cup. This final-round Intrust Super Premiership match is being televised live on Channel Nine and kicks off at 1.00pm.
Jack A. Williams 3, Sione Katoa 2, Kyle Flanagan, Will Kennedy, Anthony Moraitis, Jimmy Jolliffe, Bessie Aufaga-Toomaga tries;
Kyle Flanagan 6 goals
New Zealand Warriors 16:
Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad 2, James Bell tries;
Chanel Harris-Tavita 2 goals.
Half-time: Newtown led 26-10.
Referee: Damian Briscoe.
Touch Judges: James Vella and Cameron Mitchell.
Playing surface: Good.
Weather: 21 degrees, 35 km/h south-westerly wind.
Newtown’s team was:
Will Kennedy, Matt Evans, Aaron Gray, Reubenn Rennie, Sione Katoa, Jack A. Williams, Kyle Flanagan, Billy Magoulias, Briton Nikora, Anthony Moraitis, Wes Lolo, Blayke Brailey, Jimmy Jolliffe.
Interchange: Matthew Jurd, Bessie Aufaga-Toomaga, Ryan King, Malakai Houma.
Coach: Greg Matterson.
New Zealand Warriors:
Hayze Perham, Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad, Blake Ayshford, Anthony Gelling, Fetalaiga Pauga, Chanel Harris-Tavita, Mason Lino, James Bell (Capt), Matiu Love-Henry, King Vuniyayawa, Patrick Sipley, Karl Lawton, Tevia Satae.
Interchange: Sam Cook, Tom Ale, Fatani Manukia, Preston Riki, Reece Charlie.
Coach: John Teina.
Newtown’s next game details:
NSWRL Intrust Super Premiership NSW – 24th Round
Saturday, 25th August 2018
Newtown (3rd place, 28 points) v Western Suburbs (5th place, 28 points)
This match is being televised live on Channel Nine – please note the early kick-off time!
Following the ISP NSW match on Saturday, 25th August::
NSWRL Ron Massey Cup
Glebe-Burwood v Wentworthville
Once again the Newtown Jets are turning on a first-class Father’s Day offer!
This year there is a special Father’s Day Gift Pack.
Please go to this link for details: https://www.newtownjetsclothing.com.au/
For $60 and postage the offer includes:
A Bluebags Forever t-shirt, a True Blue Jets Trucker’s Cap, as well as a free t-shirt valued at $25 with every Father’s Day Gift Pack purchase;
PLUS … every Father’s Day Gift Pack purchase will entitle the buyer to a 20% discount off any Contare Mens Sleepwear purchase ( https://www.newtownjetsclothing.com.au/product/fathers-day-gift-pack/ )