Jets

ROUND 12 - SATURDAY 25TH MAY

 3:00pm

         Henson Park            (Wilson Blacklock Cup)

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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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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.