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Newtown front-rower Jesse Sene-Lefao takes the ball up for the Jets against the North Sydney Bears last Sunday, with team-mate and hooker Matt McIlwrick in support.
Photo: Gary Sutherland Photography.
Newtown front-rower Jesse Sene-Lefao takes the ball up for the Jets against the North Sydney Bears last Sunday, with team-mate and hooker Matt McIlwrick in support. Photo: Gary Sutherland Photography.

It’s all happening at Leichhardt Oval on Saturday, 23rd July … Robbie Farah has been named in the Wests Tigers ISP NSW team to play Newtown at 3.00pm.

There’s going to be plenty of media attention surrounding tomorrow’s Wests Tigers-Newtown match at Leichhardt Oval – what might the crowd be if the game was at Henson Park?

Today’s Daily Telegraph (22nd July) has highlighted Newtown Jets hooker Kurt Kara and the match on the back page (p 112), and also on page 106. Dean Ritchie has given Kurt and the game extensive coverage, along with a second photo (on p 106) of the long-serving Jets clubman.

NSWRL Intrust Super Premiership – Round 20

Saturday, 23rd July 2016

Leichhardt Oval

Wests Tigers (in 4th place) v Newtown (in 5th place)

Kick-Off: 3.00pm

Can’t get to Leichhardt Oval tomorrow? This match is being broadcast live by Alby Talarico and his team on

Newtown’s team:

Mitch Brown, Travis Robinson, Jordan Drew, Matt Evans, Jacob Gagan, Kurt Kara, Josh Cleeland, Anthony Moraitis, Malakai Houma, Kurt Capewell, Junior Roqica, Matt McIlwrick, Jesse Sene-Lefao.

Bench: Jason Schirnack, Jaline Graham, Kurt Dillon, Saulala Houma, Harrison Muller, Ahmad Ellaz.

Coach: Greg Matterson.

Wests Tigers:

Watson Heleta, Charlie Taylor, Chance Peni, Michael Chee Kam, Joshua Addo, Jack Littlejohn, Justin Hunt, Curtis Sironen, Esan Marsters, Tyler Cassel, Jordan Grant, Robbie Farah, Wesley Lolo.

Bench: Manaia Cherrington, Jeremy Marshall-King, Rodney Griffin, J J Felise, Dallas Graham, Manaia Rudolph.

Coach: Paul Stringer.

Referee: Daniel Olford

Touch Judges: Jimmy Oliveira and Philip Sung

Other NSWRL match officials:

Evaluator: Paul Kaline

Ground Manager: Darrin Noon

Referee’s Trainer: Jose Vargas

Interchange: Daymon Wynters

Concussion: Sam Gebrael.

How the Cooks River Valley Times (Wednesday, 20th July, page 15) covered last Sunday’s win against North Sydney:

There’s an excellent action photo of Jets forward Junior Roqica on page 40 of yesterday’s Rugby League Week (Thursday, 21st July).

The Beer, Food and Footy Festival planned for Saturday (30th July) at Henson Park, with the Jets playing at home to the Penrith Panthers, is going to be one of the marquee events of the year:

Keep up with the match developments and scores as they happen by becoming a Newtown Twitter Follower on

You can do the same on Facebook by going to:

This year’s annual Newtown Jets Reunion Day is on Saturday, 27th August when the Jets host Manly-Warringah at Henson Park.  Start spreading the word amongst all your friends.

This year’s special guest teams are the 1996 Metro Cup First Grade premiership team and the 2006 NSWRL Premier League Runners Up.

We’re in mid-winter and there are sensational new lines in Newtown Jets merchandise on sale. You can select and buy your new clothing and merchandise directly from Olga and her highly-competent sales staff at Henson Park home games. You can of course also buy Newtown Jets clothing and merchandise online by going to:

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This week your club honours another loyal sponsor – Vic on the Park, Marrickville

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This week’s sponsor in focus is – SMI Sports Medicine Institute

Chris Lane’s panoramic shot of ANZ Stadium after fulltime on the 6th October captures the unbridled elation of the Newtown Jets after their astounding last-minute victory.

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

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This week the Newtown RLFC pays tribute to the tremendous support given to our club by The Henson, conveniently located close to our home ground, Henson Park

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Remembering forty years ago ….

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This week we gratefully acknowledge the staunch support of the Coverforce organisation, who have been sponsoring the Newtown RLFC since 2014

Sydney Mutual Bank
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Petersham RSL
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John Singleton Group

Schofield King Lawyers

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Arista Technologies
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