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Newtown Jets dynamic second-rower Scott Sorensen scores (off a perfectly-placed kick by Billy Magoulias) in the first half in last Sunday’s Canterbury Cup NSW Grand Final against Wentworthville, played at Bankwest Stadium. Photo:  Mario Facchini, mafphotography
Newtown Jets dynamic second-rower Scott Sorensen scores (off a perfectly-placed kick by Billy Magoulias) in the first half in last Sunday’s Canterbury Cup NSW Grand Final against Wentworthville, played at Bankwest Stadium. Photo: Mario Facchini, mafphotography

Jets are fully primed for tilt at State Championship honours

Newtown Jets coach Greg Matterson is adamant that his players have their minds focused on the task of winning Sunday’s NRL State Championship for New South Wales. This is Newtown’s first shot at the title double, as the State Championship was introduced in 2014, two years after Newtown’s previous NSW Cup premiership success in 2012.

The match details are: –

NRL State Championship Final

Sunday, 6th October 2019

ANZ Stadium

Newtown (2019 Canterbury Cup NSW Premiers) versus Burleigh Bears (2019 Queensland Intrust Super Cup Premiers)

Kick-Off: 1.35pm.

Referee: Todd Smith

Assistant Referee: Tyson Brough

Touch Judges: Ben Teague and Jacob Whitehouse

Senior Review Official: Ashley Klein

Review Official: Ben Lowe

Television Coverage: Channel 9 and Fox League from 1.30pm.

Radio Coverage: ABC and 2GB.

Newtown’s team for Sunday (as per Thursday’s Big League Grand Final magazine):

Will Kennedy, Sione Katoa, Aaron Gray, Ronaldo Mulitalo, Tyrone Phillips, Jack A. Williams, Braydon Trindall, Toby Rudolf, Blayke Brailey, Jimmy Jolliffe, Scott Sorensen, Jayson Bukuya, Billy Magoulias.

Bench: Teig Wilton, Siosifa Talakai, Matt Evans, Daniel Vasquez.

Extended Interchange: Jackson Ferris, Luke Polselli, Grant Garvey, Wes Lolo, Josh Carr, Greg Eastwood, Tyla Tamou.

Coach: Greg Matterson.

Burleigh Bears:

Kurtis Rowe, Tyronne Roberts-Davis, Sami Sauiluma, Josh Berkers, Anthony Don, Dylan Phythian, Jamal Fogarty, Luke Page, Pat Politoni, Jack Buchanan, Hayden Schwass, Blake Leary, Sam Coster.

Bench: Matt Robinson, Josh Rogers, Oliver Percy, Api Noema-Matenga.

Extended Interchange: Jeff Lynch, Josh Ailaomai.

Coach: Jim Lenihan.

NRL State Championship Preview:  https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/10/03/nrl-interstate-championship-preview-newtown-v-burleigh/

The five Jets to decide the 2019 NRL State Championship: https://www.nswrl.com.au/news/2019/10/04/five-jets-to-decide-the-nrl-state-championship/

Jets to put celebrations on ice:  https://www.nswrl.com.au/news/2019/10/04/newtown-jets-put-celebrations-on-hold-for-nrl-state-championship/

Toby Rudolf fired up for the State Championship decider:  https://www.nswrl.com.au/news/2019/10/04/rudolf-excited-for-state-championship/

The Grand Final Hero who has “NRL written all over him”:  https://www.nswrl.com.au/news/2019/10/02/newtown-jets-william-kennedy-destined-to-play-nrl-for-sharks/

For all those Newtown Jets fans who want to watch our NRL State Championship Match versus Burleigh Bears on Sunday, the match will be shown in the Petersham RSL Club Auditorium. Our game kicks off at 1.35pm. The club’s bar and bistro will be open so fans can order food and drinks to be consumed in the Auditorium.

The players will be returning to the Petersham RSL Club at about 5.45pm for dinner. All patrons are welcome to stick around to watch the rest of the NRL Grand Final telecast. The bar in the Auditorium will be open from 6.00pm.

Tu’u Maori fires out a pass in a match between the Newtown Jets and Wentworthville at Henson Park in 2010. (Gary Sutherland Photography)

RIP Tu’u Maori

A panoramic view of Newtown’s home ground, Henson Park, taken on Saturday, 28th July 2018 (NSWRL)

114 years old today: The Newtown RLFC, founded on the 8th January 1908.

Jets coach Warren Ryan presents Bill Noonan with a special award prior to his final appearance with Newtown at Henson Park on Sunday, 31st August 1980. (NSWRL photo).

Farewell to the great Bill Noonan

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Councillor Victor Macri, Newtown Jets head coach Greg Matterson and Councillor Mark Drury inspect the Henson Park pitch prior to announcing Inner West Council funding for upgrading the Henson Park playing surface.

Long-serving Councillor Victor Macri is standing again

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