Jets head coach Greg Matterson achieves a most significant coaching milestone this Saturday
Newtown’s head coach Greg Matterson will be in charge of the Jets for the 200th time in the NSW Cup/Intrust Super Premiership NSW this Saturday.
Greg was appointed as the club’s NSW Cup head coach in 2008 and he has steered the Jets to a premiership in 2012 and a Grand Final in 2008, as well as several other finals appearances. To reach 200 games as head coach with the one club in what is a high standard, senior level of Rugby League is an extraordinary achievement and we all wish him well in his 9th season as head coach with the Newtown Jets. His coaching record prior to this Saturday is: 199 games for 109 wins, 8 draws and 82 losses.
This Saturday’s away game at Cessnock to the Newcastle Knights will be a difficult assignment. The Jets have not won an away game in Newcastle or the Hunter region since 2008 – but this Saturday seems to be as good a time as any to smash this non-existent hoodoo!
Intrust Super Premiership NSW
Saturday, 12th March 2016
Cessnock Sports Ground (also known locally in Cessnock as Baddeley Park)
Newcastle Knights v Newtown
Newtown’s team for this Saturday is:
Arana Taumata, Mitch Brown, Jordan Drew, Matt Evans, Jacob Gagan, Josh Cleeland, Fa’amanu Brown, Junior Roqica, Matt McIlwrick, Myles Taueli, Anthony Moraitis, Kurt Capewell, Jason Schirnack.
Bench: Kurt Dillon, Kurt Kara, Malakai Houma, Jaline Graham.
Coach: Greg Matterson.
Bryce Donovan, Ken Tofilau, Jacob Gagai, James Elias, Mao Uta, Danny Kerr, Will Pearsall, Josh King, Krys Freeman, Tama Koopu, Bradie Smith, Tekina Vailea, Luke Yates.
Bench: Kurt Aldridge, Brett Jarrett, Michael Steele, Uti Baker, Sam Cook.
Coach: Matt Lantry.
Referee: Damian Briscoe. Touch Judges: Brenden Wood and Benjamin Teague.
Follow the game’s progress on Saturday on the Newtown Jets social media:
Here are all the Intrust Super Premiership (ISP) teams for Round Two: http://www.nswrl.com.au/content/nswrl/club/news/2016/03/08/teams_intrust_super_.html
The NSWRL has produced The Wrap, a well-compiled round-up of all the news and views within the ISP NSW: http://www.nswrl.com.au/content/nswrl/club/news/2016/03/10/the_wrap_round_1.html
And the NSWRL has also compiled this highlights package of Round One of the ISP: http://www.nswrl.com.au/content/nswrl/club/news/2016/03/09/highlights_isp_rd_1.html
Once again the Newtown Jets have received excellent coverage in this week’s Cooks River Valley Times (on pages 15 and 16) : http://bit.ly/1TvNPIW
Here’s some information about the Cessnock Sports Ground (located in Vincent Street, Cessnock): http://www.austadiums.com/stadiums/stadiums.php?id=308
And the Cessnock Advertiser has let its readers know all about Saturday’s Knights-Jets ISP NSW clash: http://www.cessnockadvertiser.com.au/story/3776867/knights-juniors-reserve-grade-games-at-cessnock/?cs=460
The 2016 Rugby League season is well and truly with us, and the best way you can show your loyalty and support to Australia’s oldest Rugby League is by becoming a 2016 member by either joining up or renewing your membership. Revenue from annual memberships is a critical aspect of our club’s revenue stream. Please go this link to make your choice of 2016 Newtown Jets membership packages: http://www.newtownjets.com/jets-membership-2016/
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