Jets face up to tough opposition this Sunday
The Newtown Jets meet Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles this Sunday afternoon at the H E Laybutt Field. The Manly-Warringah partnership club is coming off a 46-0 win against Wentworthville and there are several players with NRL experience in the Sea Eagles team list. The former NSW State of Origin, Manly-Warringah, Canterbury-Bankstown and Newcastle Knights halfback Trent Hodkinson is named in the Jets team along with former Sharks Holden Cup five-eighth Kyle Flanagan.
NSWRL Intrust Super Premiership NSW – Third Round
Sunday, 25th March 2018
H E Laybutt Field
Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles v Newtown
Newtown’s team for Sunday (as named in Big League magazine) is:
Will Kennedy, Matt Evans, Jesse Ramien, Reubenn Rennie, Edrick Lee, Kyle Flanagan, Trent Hodkinson, Daniel Vasquez, Blayke Brailey, Wes Lolo, Scott Sorensen, Briton Nikora, Jack Williams.
Interchange: Anthony Moraitis, Bill Magoulias, Jesse Marschke, Brock Ilett, Ben Marschke.
Coach: Greg Matterson.
Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles:
Honeti Tuha, Jade Anderson, John Folau, Matthew Wright, Jono Wright, Tom Wright, Joey Lussick, Taniela Paseka, Manase Fainu, Toaofoa Sipley, Jack Gosiewski, Frank Winterstein, Lewis Brown.
Interchange: Tekina Valiea, Cody Nelson, Tom Amone, Tyler Cassel, Fred Junior Mauala.
Referee: Tim Roby.
Touch Judges: Jake Sutherland and Joseph Eid.
Sunday’s Jets-Sea Eagles match will be broadcast live on http://triplehfm.com.au or on 100.1fm
Front-rower Daniel Vasquez comes into Newtown’s team for Sunday. Daniel is a product of the Cronulla Sharks NYC system and may well be the first player of Chilean heritage to turn out with the Jets. He is an Australian Schoolboys and NSW under 18’s representative. Five-eighth Jack Williams was concussed in last Thursday’s win against St George-Illawarra and is being rested for this round.
The Newtown RLFC was represented at a function held recently at Leichhardt Oval to honour the personal courage shown by the former Balmain Tigers second-rower Dennis Tutty. In 1969 he challenged the NSWRL player transfer system that was in place that prevented rugby league players from switching clubs, even if they were off-contract. Tutty’s principled stance was honoured by Darcy Byrne, Mayor of the Inner West Council and by Ian Prendergast from the Rugby League Players Association. The occasion was reported on by SMH journalist Adrian Proszenko: https://www.smh.com.au/sport/nrl/why-the-nrl-s-rich-stars-owe-a-debt-to-the-legendary-dennis-tutty-20180303-p4z2oj.html
The NSWRL has advised the following as a list of their media coverage of the 2018 Intrust Super Premiership NSW competition:
Just wanted to alert you to a few things we’re doing this year on NSWRL.com.au:
– Match reports on fulltime
– Highlights in the body of match reports (and as standalone videos) within two/three hours of full-time
– Around the grounds summary > published Sunday/Monday
– Full round video preview > published Wednesday
– Full round written preview > published Friday (last week’s version here)
– Team of the week > published ASAP Monday or Tuesday
– Full stats report > published ASAP Monday or Tuesday
The Newtown Jets lads of 2018 pose for a group shot after defeating St George Illawarra 24-12 in the NSWRL Intrust Super Premiership second round match played on Thursday evening, 15th March.
The game was played at the Southern Cross Group Stadium as the main curtain-raiser to the Cronulla Sharks v St George Illawarra NRL local derby.
Two players (who both suffered head knocks during the game) are missing from this team shot – five-eighth Jack Williams (ex-Sharks under 20’s and Reg Gasnier’s grandson) and Briton Nikora (Ex-Bay of Plenty Rugby League, New Zealand, ex-Sharks under 20’s, Junior Kiwis representative 2017).
The Tom Kirk Cup is also missing – one of the Dragons officials must have been slightly tardy in bringing the trophy down from the grandstand.
Word has it that the highly efficient and popular Jets administration manager Olga Lauricella was seen swanning around the Southern Cross Group Stadium precincts with the Tom Kirk Cup during the Sharks-Dragons NRL showdown!
The players in the photo are:
Back row – left to right:
Brock Ilett (ex-Sharks under 20’s); Jaimin (Jimmy) Jolliffe (ex-Wagga Kangaroos, ex-Sharks under 20’s, Newtown Jets in 2017); Jack Williams (ex-Cooma RLFC, ex-Canberra Raiders under 20’s, Newtown Jets in 2017); Edrick Lee (ex-Canberra Raiders NRL, ex-Queensland State of Origin squad member, Cronulla Sharks NRL and Newtown Jets in 2017); Blayke Brailey (ex-Cronulla Sharks under 20’s); Reubenn Rennie (ex-NZ Warriors under 18’s development squad, ex-Junior Kiwis, ex-Canterbury-Bankstown, ex-Canberra Raiders, Newtown Jets in 2017); Scott Sorensen (Captain) (ex-Cronulla Sharks 2014-15, ex-Canberra Raiders 2016-17, nephew of Kurt and Dane Sorensen); Jess Ramien (ex-Coonamble RLFC, ex-Sharks under 20’s, Junior Kangaroos and Newtown Jets in 2017).
Front row – left to right:
Billy Magoulias (ex-Sharks under 20’s); Will Kennedy (ex-Bathurst St Patrick’s, Western Division, Sharks under 20’s, son of former Balmain Tiger William “Bubba” Kennedy); Ben Marschke (ex-Bundaberg, Qld rugby league juniors, ex-Sydney Roosters under 20’s); Jesse Marschke (ex-Bundaberg, Qld rugby league juniors, ex-Sydney Roosters under 20’s); Matt Evans (ex-Mascot juniors, ex-South Sydney under 20’s, ex-North Sydney ISP NSW, Newtown Jets 2014-17); Wes Lolo (ex-Mascot juniors, ex-Dragons under 20’s, ex-Wests Tigers ISP NSW 2016-17, has represented Niue in international rugby league); Anthony Moraitis (ex-Sharks under 20’s, Newtown Jets NSW Cup in 2016, Canberra Raiders in 2017).
Photo: Mario Facchini (MAF Photography)