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1981 Grand Final Re-imagined:
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Sunday 26th September, 3pm

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Newtown Jets backrower Teig Wilton attempts to ward off a posse of North Sydney Bears defenders at Leichhardt Oval last Sunday. Photo: Mario Facchini, mafphotography
Newtown Jets backrower Teig Wilton attempts to ward off a posse of North Sydney Bears defenders at Leichhardt Oval last Sunday. Photo: Mario Facchini, mafphotography

Jets move into a grand final qualifier on Sunday

The Newtown Jets take on minor premiers St George-Illawarra in a Canterbury Cup NSW preliminary final at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium this Sunday, 22nd September. The winner of Sunday’s encounter will advance to the grand final to meet the winner of the South Sydney-Wentworthville preliminary final (to be played on Saturday).

Newtown beat the Dragons on both occasions in the Canterbury Cup NSW premiership rounds. In round 11, the Jets won 36-22 at WIN Stadium, Wollongong. In round 16, Newtown defeated the Dragons 24-18 at Henson Park, thereby claiming the Tom Kirk Cup for 2019.

The Newtown RLFC calls on Jets supporters to turn out in big numbers at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium on Sunday, as the Dragons have home ground advantage in this match.

The match details are:

NSWRL Canterbury Cup NSW – Preliminary Final

Sunday, 22nd September 2019

Netstrata Jubilee Stadium (Kogarah)

St George-Illawarra v Newtown

Kick-Off: 3.10pm.

Referee: Drew Oultram

Assistant Referee: Kieren Irons

Touch Judges: Jake Sutherland and Cameron Mitchell.

Television coverage: 9Gem from 3.00pm.

Radio coverage: Steele Sports

The team from Steele Sports will be calling all the action from Netstrata Jubilee Stadium from 11.00am.
To listen click on the Jets Radio Live Stream play button on the home page of www.newtownjets.com

Newtown’s team for Sunday (as per this week’s Big League magazine):

Will Kennedy, Sione Katoa, Aaron Gray, Ronaldo Mulitalo, Tyrone Phillips, Jack A. Williams (Capt), Braydon Trindall, Wes Lolo, Blayke Brailey, Jimmy Jolliffe, Scott Sorensen, Jayson Bukuya, Billy Magoulias.

Bench: Teig Wilton, Jackson Ferris, Siosifa Talakai, Daniel Vasquez, Luke Polselli, Matt Evans, Toby Rudolf, Grant Garvey, Josh Carr, Greg Eastwood.

Coach: Greg Matterson.

The St George-Illawarra team is:
Jai Field, Lachlan Maranta, Tristan Sailor, Steven Marsters, Jonus Pearson, Adam Clune, Darren Nicholls, Lachlan Timm, Reece Robson, Josh Kerr, Patrick Kaufusi, Jackson Ford, Mitch Allgood.

Bench: Joe Lovodua, Charly Runciman, Jayden Morgan, Eli Levido, Nathan Leatigaga, Topiese Taufa.

Coach: Mat Head.

From the NSWRL website – Brailey not ready for Mad Monday just yet:  https://www.nswrl.com.au/news/2019/09/20/newtown-jets-blayke-brailey-to-finish-canterbury-cup-nsw-on-a-high/

From the NSWRL website – Grand Final spots on the line in Canterbury Cup NSW:  https://www.nswrl.com.au/news/2019/09/20/grand-final-spots-on-the-line-in-canterbury-cup-nsw/

From the NSWRL website – Match Preview: St George-Illawarra v Newtown:  https://www.nswrl.com.au/news/2019/09/20/match-preview-st-george-illawarra-v-newtown/

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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

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Remembering forty years ago ….

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