Points scoring machine! Braydon Trindall about to score one of three tries against the Dragons at Wollongong last Sunday. The diminutive half back also kicked six goals to amass 24 points in his best performance of the season to date. Photo: Gary Dover (Sharks Media)
Points scoring machine! Braydon Trindall about to score one of three tries against the Dragons at Wollongong last Sunday. The diminutive half back also kicked six goals to amass 24 points in his best performance of the season to date. Photo: Gary Dover (Sharks Media)

Jets defy the form guide with decisive win over Dragons

Newtown halfback Braydon Trindall scored three tries and kicked six goals, as he helped the Jets to a hard-fought 36-22 upset victory over the fourth-placed St George-Illawarra Dragons at WIN Stadium, Wollongong on Sunday afternoon.

The Dragons had been tipped to win easily against the Jets, but Newtown’s emphatic third win a row will send out danger signals to all of their Canterbury Cup opponents. The Jets led 20-10 at halftime in this match and were well in control when they extended their lead to 36-10, with twenty minutes still to play. The Dragons scored two more tries but never looked likely to run down Newtown’s lead.

Despite Newtown’s comfortable winning margin, this certainly was a hard-fought match. The Dragons fielded a huge forward pack and had a lot of strike-power in their backline. In addition to Trindall’s three tries, Jets second-rower Teig Wilton, centre Matt Evans and winger Sione Katoa claimed one try each, with Trindall landing five conversions and one penalty goal.

The Newtown Jets are back at Henson Park next Saturday, 1st June when they meet the New Zealand Warriors. This 12th round Canterbury Cup NSW commences at 1.00pm.

Other matches at Henson Park on Saturday, 1st June are:
10.45am: Jersey Flegg Cup, Cronulla Sharks v New Zealand Warriors

3.00pm: Ron Massey Cup, Glebe-Burwood v Cabramatta.

5.00pm: Sydney Shield, Sydney University v Cabramatta.

Last Sunday’s match details: –

Newtown 36:

Braydon Trindall 3, Teig Wilton, Matt Evans, Sione Katoa tries;

Braydon Trindall 5 conversions, 1 penalty goal


St George-Illawarra 22:

Jackson Ford, Jason Saab, Lachlan Maranta, Mikaele Ravalawa tries;

Eli Levido 3 goals.

Halftime: Newtown led 20-10.

Newtown’s team on Sunday was:

Will Kennedy, Sione Katoa, Jackson Ferris, Matt Evans, Ronaldo Mulitalo, Jack A. Williams, Braydon Trindall, Wes Lolo, Billy Magoulias, Jimmy Jolliffe, Teig Wilton, Siosifa Talakai, Daniel Vasquez.

Bench: Luke Polselli, Scott Sorensen, Jackson Garlick, Greg Eastwood.

Coach: Greg Matterson.

St George-Illawarra:

Matt Dufty, Jason Saab, Lachlan Maranta, Steven Marsters, Mikaele Ravalawa, Adam Clune, Darren Nicholls, Mitch Allgood, Eli Levido, Lachlan Timm, Jackson Ford, Joe Lovodua, Josh Kerr.

Bench: Tristan Sailor, Charly Runciman, Jayden Morgan, Eddie Blacker.

Coach: Mat Head.

Referee: Cameron Paddy.

Touch Judges: Nathan Loveday and Clayton Wills.

Playing surface: Excellent.

Weather: 21 degrees, sunny.

Newtown’s next match:

NSWRL Canterbury Cup NSW – 12th Round

Saturday, 1st June 2019

Henson Park

Newtown versus New Zealand Warriors

Kick-Off: 1.00pm.

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Newtown RLFC Assistant Coach Tony Barnes talks with the Jets players at the first break during Saturday's trial match at the Morry Breen Field, Wyong. Photo: Steven Russo

Jets late try snatches victory from the Knights

Image: Steven Russo

Birthday greetings to the mighty Newtown Rugby League Football Club!

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Best wishes for Christmas and for 2024 from the Newtown Jets to all of our members, supporters and friends in the world of Rugby League football.


Newtown Jets Garage Sale / Fan Day on Saturday, 25th November at Henson Park – plus a special pre-Christmas Trading Day on Saturday, 2nd December at 43-45 Carrington Road, Marrickville!

Hard-running centre Nene Macdonald played on numerous occasions for the Newtown Jets in 2021.  Last Sunday Nene was playing for Papua-New Guinea against the Cook Islands in the 2023 Pacific Championships - Pacific Bowl and he scored four tries. (Photo: Mike Magee).

Information about 2024 Newtown RLFC memberships; Newtown Jets playing in the 2023 Pacific Championship Series; and a reminder about Newtown RLFC merchandise.

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Petersham RSL
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Back of Jersey, Training Gear, Socks

Jersey Minor

John Singleton Group

Schofield King Lawyers

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The Henson
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Sydney Park Hotel
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Sports Medicine Institute
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Newtown Jets respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the Land and pay our respects to their Elders past and present. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on and that the land area encompassing Henson Park traditionally belonged to the Gadigal people of the Eora nation.