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1981 Grand Final Re-imagined:
Newtown vs. Parramatta
Sunday 26th September, 3pm

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Newtown Jets hooker Matt McIlwrick is tackled by an Illawarra Cutters opponent in a recent Intrust Super Premiership NSW match, with team-mates Fa’amanu Brown, Travis Robinson and Anthony Moraitis in the background. Photo: Gary Sutherland Photography.
Newtown Jets hooker Matt McIlwrick is tackled by an Illawarra Cutters opponent in a recent Intrust Super Premiership NSW match, with team-mates Fa’amanu Brown, Travis Robinson and Anthony Moraitis in the background. Photo: Gary Sutherland Photography.

Jets have plenty of tough competitors close at hand

Most Intrust Super Premiership NSW clubs, including the Newtown Jets, had byes in round eight on the Anzac Day weekend. The Jets are currently in third position on the ISP NSW rugby league competition table, but there are no fewer than five clubs only one competition point behind them.

Newtown is entering a tough section of the ISP draw, with several well-credentialed clubs due to play the Jets in the upcoming weeks. The Canberra Raiders feeder club, Mounties, is top of the table and has plenty of players in its ranks who have recent NRL playing experience. The Canterbury Bulldogs are currently at the bottom of the premiership table, but they have lost several games by narrow margins and could well be higher up the ladder.

The 2016 Intrust Super Premiership NSW, formerly known as the NSW Cup, is certainly a very evenly-contested competition, with every club possessing sufficient playing firepower to be rated as realistic finals aspirants. Newtown’s best all-round performance was probably against Wests Tigers in round four at Henson Park, and Jets coach Greg Matterson will be looking for his team to adopt that impressive showing as their ongoing benchmark.

The Jets travel away this coming Saturday (30th April) to take on the strong Wentworthville team at the Cessnock Sports Ground at 4.45pm. This match, along with other round nine Intrust Super Premiership fixtures, are part of the NSW Rugby League’s Country Roads promotional program within regional NSW.

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This week’s sponsor in focus is – SMI Sports Medicine Institute

Chris Lane’s panoramic shot of ANZ Stadium after fulltime on the 6th October captures the unbridled elation of the Newtown Jets after their astounding last-minute victory.

Recalling the extraordinary events at ANZ Stadium on Sunday, 6th October 2019

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This week the Newtown RLFC pays tribute to the tremendous support given to our club by The Henson, conveniently located close to our home ground, Henson Park

Tom Raudonikis celebrates after scoring a try in the 1981 NSWRL Grand Final (colourised by thefootydog@mail.com)

Remembering forty years ago ….

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This week we gratefully acknowledge the staunch support of the Coverforce organisation, who have been sponsoring the Newtown RLFC since 2014

Newtown forever - The Class of 1981. Image: Newtown RLFC Archives

1981 Grand Final Re-imagined

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