Jets

ROUND 8 - SUNDAY 28TH APRIL

1:40pm

GIO Stadium, Canberra

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Newtown Jets five-eighth Daniel Mortimer scoring a remarkably-determined individual try against the Newcastle Knights in the 14 Round ISP NSW match played at Cessnock Sports Ground on Saturday. Photo: MAF Photography (Mario Facchini)
Newtown Jets five-eighth Daniel Mortimer scoring a remarkably-determined individual try against the Newcastle Knights in the 14 Round ISP NSW match played at Cessnock Sports Ground on Saturday. Photo: MAF Photography (Mario Facchini)

Jets get home in a tight one against the Knights

The Newtown Jets held on for a gripping 18-16 win against the Newcastle Knights in their Intrust Super Premiership 14th round match played at the Cessnock Sports Ground on Saturday.

Newtown led 18-6 at halftime and had to withstand a determined surge by the Knights as they narrowed the Jets’ lead to just two points late in the second half. The whole Newtown team threw themselves into a supreme defensive effort in the last twelve minutes as the Knights unleashed repeated waves of attack at them.

Jets coach Greg Matterson urged his players at half-time to steel themselves for a fightback by the Knights in the second half and they responded to a man. This was a hard-fought victory, coming on top of a long road trip and then playing the game in wet and slippery conditions. This match was an encounter of great importance to both teams, with the winner consolidating a place in the top eight.

Tough front-rower Kurt Dillon was one of Newtown’s best as he made a lot of hard metres straight up the middle. Hooker Kurt Kara was also very solid as he rose to the challenge of this important away game. Giant interchange forward Saulala Houma was playing his 100th game for the Newtown club and he made valuable ground at critical times in the match. Five-eighth Daniel Mortimer scored an outstanding try in the first half and he drove the Knights back to their own line on several occasions with his long, raking kicks. Centres Jordan Drew and Jesse Ramien were very strong in both attack and defence.

The Jets return home to Henson Park next Saturday, 17th June. Their opponents are the in-form Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles (Manly-Warringah’s Intrust Super Premiership partnership club) and the game is timed for kick-off at 3.00pm.

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Newtown Jets Team List v Canberra Raiders Sun 28th April 2024

Tom Rodwell, Sam Healey (number 18), Brad Fearnley, Billy Burns and Addison Demetriou all feature in this photo which portrays the tough defence deployed in Saturday's match. (Photo: Mario Facchini/ mafphotography)

Sea Eagles hang on to win in grim struggle with the Jets

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Newtown Jets Team List v Sea Eagles Sat 20th April, 2024

Jets front-rower Rhys Dakin charges into the Rabbitohs defence. Sam Healey (centre) and Niwhai Puru (right) are in the background. Photo: Mario Facchini / mafphotography

Jets pushed down the competition table by loss to Rabbitohs

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Dawn Singleton, Rest in Peace

RIP Bob Lanigan, 1943-2024. (Photo: NRL)

Vale Bob Lanigan

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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.