Jets advance to an elimination semi-final appointment with the North Sydney Bears
A barrage of thirty unanswered points in the second half has carried the Newtown Jets into the second week of the 2019 Canterbury Cup NSW finals.
The Jets defeated the Canberra Raiders partnership club, Mounties, by 44-20 after having trailed 16-14 at half-time in the match played at Campbelltown Stadium on Saturday.
Newtown scored a try in the fourth minute through winger Tyrone Phillips, but looked to be in real trouble when Mounties scored three tries within five minutes midway through the first half.
The Jets recovered by way of tries to winger Sione Katoa (a trademark high-diving effort in the south-western corner) and a full-blooded bulldozing effort by back-rower Toby Rudolf who scored under the southern end posts.
Mounties extended their lead to 20-14 with a shock try early in the second half, but the rest of the half belonged to Newtown. The Jets made full use of their ninety-one per cent completion rate and some shoddy defence by Mounties.
The Jets ran in five second half tries, with the try-scorers being centre Jackson Ferris (two), fullback Will Kennedy, halfback Braydon Trindall and back-rower Teig Wilton. Trindall converted five of the tries and kicked a penalty goal as well.
The Jets now take on fellow NSWRL foundation club North Sydney in an elimination semi-final to be played at Leichhardt Oval on Sunday, 15th September at 12.10pm. This match will be televised live on 9Gem.
North Sydney was beaten 32-12 by South Sydney in the Canterbury Cup NSW qualifying final played at Campbelltown Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
Newtown’s next match details: –
NSWRL Canterbury Cup NSW – Elimination Semi-Final
Sunday, 15th September 2019
North Sydney versus Newtown
This match is to be televised live on 9Gem.
Last Saturday’s match details: –
Jackson Ferris 2, Tyrone Phillips, Sione Katoa, Toby Rudolf, Will Kennedy, Braydon Trindall, Teig Wilton tries;
Braydon Trindall 5 conversions, 1 penalty goal
Harvey Smith-Shields 3, Matthew Timoko tries;
Sam Williams 2 conversions.
Half-Time: Mounties led 16-14.
Referee: Drew Oultram.
Touch Judges: Cameron Mitchell and Tim Hannon.
Playing surface: Excellent.
Weather: Sunny, clear sky, 19 degrees, strong southerly wind.
Newtown’s team was:
Will Kennedy, Sione Katoa, Aaron Gray, Jackson Ferris, Tyrone Phillips, Jack A. Williams (Capt), Braydon Trindall, Jayson Bukuya, Scott Sorensen, Siosifa Talakai, Wes Lolo, Blayke Brailey, Jimmy Jolliffe.
Toby Rudolf, Teig Wilton, Daniel Vasquez, Luke Polselli.
Coach: Greg Matterson.
Ata Hingano, Tony Satini, Reubenn Rennie, Matthew Timoko, Harley Smith-Shields, Brendan O’Hagan, Sam Williams, Luke Bateman, Reuben Porter, Jack Murchie, Vincent Rennie, Tom Starling, Royce Hunt.
Don Keir, Jarrett Boland, Dean Matterson, Steve Tavita.
Coach: Peter Marrapodi.
Match Statistics: –
First Half: Newtown 93%, Mounties 75%
Second Half: Newtown 88%, Mounties 79%
Match: Newtown 91%, Mounties 77%.
First Half: Newtown 52%, Mounties 48%
Second Half: Newtown 49%, Mounties 51%
Match: Newtown 51%, Mounties 49%.
First Half: Newtown 3-2
Second Half: Newtown 5-4
Match: Newtown 8-6.
Saturday’s match timeline: –
4th minute: Tyrone Phillips try, not converted. Newtown leads 4-0.
15th minute: Harley Smith-Shields try, Sam Williams conversion. Mounties 6-4.
17th minute: Harley Smith-Shields try, Sam Williams conversion. Mounties 12-4.
21st minute: Matthew Timoko try, not converted. Mounties 16-4.
25th minute: Sione Katoa try, not converted. Mounties 16-8.
31st minute: Toby Rudolf try, Braydon Trindall conversion. Mounties 16-14.
Half-Time: Mounties lead 16-14.
41st minute: Harley Smith-Shields try, not converted. Mounties 20-14.
47th minute: Will Kennedy try, Braydon Trindall conversion. 20-all.
51st minute: Braydon Trindall try and conversion. Newtown 26-20.
53rd minute: Jackson Ferris try, Braydon Trindall conversion. Newtown 32-20.
59th minute: Braydon Trindall penalty goal. Newtown 34-20.
73rd minute: Jackson Ferris try, Braydon Trindall conversion. Newtown 40-20.
77th minute: Teig Wilton try, not converted. Newtown 44-20.
Full-Time: Newtown wins 44-20.