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Jets fullback Kade Dykes steps clear of his Wests opponents to score a slashing try on Saturday. (Photo: Wayne Leong)
Jets fullback Kade Dykes steps clear of his Wests opponents to score a slashing try on Saturday. (Photo: Wayne Leong)

Jets overwhelm Magpies and move to the top of the NSW Cup ladder

The Newtown Jets made it five wins in a row with their 40-10 victory over Western Suburbs, in the fifth round NSW Cup match played at Henson Park on Saturday, 9th April.

Newtown led 12-0 midway through the first half but the Magpies narrowed the margin to 12-4, which remained the score at half-time.

The Jets first half tries were scored by back-rower Reubenn Rennie and centre Addison Demetriou. Half-back Braydon Trindall (a popular figure at Henson Park with his 2019 heroics in mind) converted both tries.

On Saturday the classy Trindall was involved in three of Newtown’s tries and scored another for himself, as well as producing a very effective kicking game.

Charbel Tasipale, Braydon Trindall and Addison Demetriou celebrate after Trindall had scored late in the second half. (Photo: Wayne Leong)

The Jets began the second half in splendid style with the talented young fullback Kade Dykes scoring a sensational individual try.

Versatile winger Tyla Tamou dived over to score in the north-west corner in the 51st minute, but Wests stayed in the game with a converted try in the 59th minute.

The game was still in the balance but the Magpies were unable to breach the Jets’ defence for the remainder of the game.

Newtown took control of the match in the game’s fourth quarter, scoring three converted tries to extend their lead out to 40-10.

Strongman centre Demetriou claimed another two tries for himself and Trindall also scored after combining cleverly with second-rower Charbel Tasipale.

Jets powerbrokers Franklin Pele, Tyler Slade and Addison Demetriou confer after Demetriou had scored his third try on Saturday. (Photo: Wayne Leong)

Newtown was best served in the backline by the impressive young fullback Kade Dykes, the centres Demetriou and Kayal Iro, and also by five-eighth Lachlan Miller and the scrum-half Trindall.

Newtown five-eighth Lachlan “Locky” Miller puts on a high step to evade these would-be Magpies tacklers. (Photo: Wayne Leong)

The Jets won the battle of the middle through their big forwards Thomas Hazelton, Kurt Dillon, Franklin Pele and Vincent Rennie.

Charbel Tasipale, an off-season signing from Parramatta, turned in a very strong performance and hooker Zac Woolford gave first-rate service from dummy-half.

Newtown’s next match is on Friday, 15th April, when the Jets play near-neighbours South Sydney at Accor Stadium (the former ANZ Stadium) at 1.40pm.

This match is a curtain-raiser to the Rabbitohs-Bulldogs NRL fixture.

Details of Saturday’s match from Henson Park: –

NSWRL Knock-On Effect NSW Cup – Fifth Round
Saturday, 9th April 2022
Henson Park
Newtown v Western Suburbs
Kick-Off: 3.00pm.

Weather: Partly cloudy, sunny.
Temperature: 22 degrees (70% humidity)
Playing surface: Excellent.

Referee: Daniel Luttringer
Touch Judges: Clayton Wills, Adam Reid.

Newtown 40:
Addison Demetriou 3, Reubenn Rennie, Kade Dykes, Tyla Tamou, Braydon Trindall tries;
Braydon Trindall 3, Lachlan Miller 3 conversions
defeated
Western Suburbs 10:

Junior Pauga, Junior Tupou tries;
Ben Stevanovic 1 conversion.

Half-Time: Newtown led 12-4.

Newtown’s team was:

Fullback: Kade Dykes
Wingers: Jonaiah Lualua, Tyla Tamou
Centres: Addison Demetriou, Kayal Iro
Five-Eighth: Lachlan Miller
Half-Back: Braydon Trindall
Lock: Tyler Slade
Second-Rowers: Charbel Tasipale, Reubenn Rennie
Front-Rowers: Thomas Hazelton, Franklin Pele
Hooker: Rhys Davies.
Interchange: Zac Woolford, Kurt Dillon, Ethan Natoli, Vincent Rennie.
Reserve: Johnathan Tufuga.
Coach: Greg Matterson.

Western Suburbs:

Fullback: Logen Dillon
Wingers: Israel Ogden, Johnny Mitsias
Centres: Junior Pauga, Junior Tupou
Five-Eighth: Joseph Taipari
Half-Back: Ben Stevanovic
Lock: Tom Freebairn
Second-Rowers: Tukimihia Simpkins, Henry O’Kane
Front-Rowers: Austin Dias, Aitasi James
Hooker: Rua Ngatikaura
Interchange: Felix Smith, Billy Stapleton, Ray Jankuvic, Adam Perry.
Coach: Wayne Lambkin.

Newtown’s next game details:

NSWRL Knock-On Effect NSW Cup
Sixth Round
Friday, 15th April 2022
Accor Stadium (the former ANZ Stadium)
South Sydney v Newtown
Kick-Off: 1.40pm.

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