Jets

ROUND 12 - SATURDAY 25TH MAY

 3:00pm

         Henson Park            (Wilson Blacklock Cup)

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Jets Dodge a Bullet Against Balmain

Seeing as 2021 marks 40 years since our club’s remarkable charge to the 1981 NSWRFL Grand Final, this year Schofield King’s Throwback Thursday will focus exclusively on that season.

Each week we’ll revisit the fixture from the corresponding round in a series of articles that we hope will take our long-time fans on a fun journey down memory lane, while also educating our newer fans on our club’s illustrious history.


ROUND 14

Newtown Jets coach Warren Ryan was forced to admit that his team had not played well despite getting the points in an uninspiring 12-11 win over last-placed Balmain.

The Jets were forced to work hard against the Tigers, who scored more tries and could have won had goal-kicker Wayne Miranda managed more than one goal from his five attempts.

“Sure, we have played far better, but wins like those are always important,” Ryan said after a match that was marred by poor handling from both sides.

The Jets led 5-0 at halftime after Steve Bowden charged onto a ball from Geoff Bugden to score his 25th minute try, but the Tigers came back in the second half.

 It was 5-all after 45 minutes when Wayne Pearce and Wayne Wigham combined to put Phil Schaefer away, but Newtown took back the lead when Mick Ryan’s intercept set up a try for Shane McKellar. 

Mark Lawson cut the Jets’ lead down to 10-8 when he scored off a Percy Knight bomb midway through the second half, however, a Ken Wilson penalty made it 12-8.

The Tigers had the chance to snatch victory when John Davidson crossed in the corner in the 75th minute of play, but Miranda’s kick was waved away, handing Newtown the narrowest of wins. 

Newtown 12 (S.Bowden, S.McKellar tries; Wilson 3 goals) def. Balmain 11 (J.Davidson, M.Lawson, P.Schaefer tries; W.Miranda goal)

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Newtown Jets Team List v Penrith Panthers Sat 25th May, 2024

Newtown second-rower and team captain Billy Burns (in possession) was in top form as the Jets ran up a big win over the Newcastle Knights. Tom Rodwell (in the headgear) is in the background.
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Jets in biggest win of the season as they run riot in the second half

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Newtown Jets Team List v Newcastle Knights Sun 19th May 2024

Newtown Jets fullback Kade Dykes (in possession) was in superb form on Sunday, scoring three tries, including the winning try in the last ninety seconds of the game. Other Newtown players in the photo are (from the left) Sam Healey, Jackson Ferris and Khaled Rajab. Photo: Mario Facchini/mafphotography

Jets snatch victory in the last ninety seconds of the game

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Newtown Jets Team List v Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles Sun 12th May 2024

Newtown Jets back-rower Billy Burns bursts through the Dragons defence on Saturday. Jets centre and goal-kicker Mawene Hiroti is at the left of the photo. Photo: Mario Facchini, mafphotography)

Second half points surge puts the Jets back in the winner’s circle

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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.