2023 Memberships

Newtown Jets halfback Todd Murphy gets his pass away in last Saturday’s NSW Cup match against Wyong at Olympic Park, Muswellbrook. Photo: Ben Murphy (Muswellbrook Chronicle).
Newtown Jets halfback Todd Murphy gets his pass away in last Saturday’s NSW Cup match against Wyong at Olympic Park, Muswellbrook. Photo: Ben Murphy (Muswellbrook Chronicle).

Jets pay the price for their missed opportunities

Report on the 13th Round NSWRL VB NSW Cup match between Newtown and Wyong, played at Olympic Park, Muswellbrook on Saturday, 6th June 2015 by Glen ‘Bumper’ Dwyer.

The Newtown Jets were punished for not making the most of their attacking chances in last Saturday’s match against Wyong in Muswellbrook. This game was part of the NSW Rugby League’s Country Weekend promotion where several NSW Cup fixtures were staged at selected regional venues. The Wyong Roos defeated Newtown 28-12 after leading 10-0 at halftime, with Wyong’s final two tries coming in the last six minutes of the game.

This match was certainly a full-blooded physical contest and Newtown’s forward pack lost nothing in comparison to their Central Coast opponents in terms of the midfield confrontation. There was no score in the game for the first 22 minutes but Newtown had failed to make best use of a couple of attacking opportunities in that first quarter. Wyong’s second try came in the 32nd minute after a Jets midfield chip kick had gone astray and presented the Roos with possession in a favourable attacking position. Newtown then failed to capitalise on another try-scoring chance three minutes before half-time.

The Jets made a determined start to the second half and halfback Todd Murphy broke through to score in the 47th minute, with Nathan Gardner’s conversion making the score 10-6 in Wyong’s favour. The Central Coast boys looked to have taken control when they scored two tries down their left side in quick succession, extending their lead to 18-6 midway through the second half. The Jets fought their way back into contention by way of a blockbusting try to the hard-working Ray Moujalli in the 64th minute, and Gardner’s second conversion narrowed the margin to 18-12. Yet another missed scoring chance in the 71st minute seemed to typify Newtown’s misfortune on the day – getting into potential scoring situations but failing to make best use of the opportunities presented.

Wyong’s fifth try six minutes from fulltime ensured their win, and their final try two minutes out from the siren was through some weary and dispirited defence. The Roos had scored six tries to two and had made the most of their scoring chances, in contrast to Newtown’s impetuous play and poor end of set options.

Newtown’s forward pack had worked hard and had the edge for much of the game in the battle of the midfield. Long-serving front-rower Ray Moujalli is probably in his career-best form with his determined ball carries and tough defence. The Jets might not have won on Saturday, but they made plenty of friends in the Hunter Valley when they invited a big group of Muswellbrook junior rugby league players to their Friday afternoon training session on Olympic Park. Muswellbrook club officials were full of praise for the Newtown Jets players and staff, including their other-worldly club mascot the Jetman, for their friendship and generosity to the Muswellbrook Rams youngsters. The Jets visit will be long remembered.

The Newtown Jets travel away next Saturday (13th June) to WIN Stadium, Wollongong for the 14th round NSW Cup clash against the Illawarra Cutters. This game is set down for a 3.00pm kick-off.

Jets - De La

The Newtown Jets and the De La Salle JRLFC announce a rugby league partnership

Ken Wilson displays the Newtown Jets team jersey at the 2020 season launch. (Newtown RLFC)

The Newtown RLFC pays a fitting farewell to the greatly-admired and respected Ken Wilson

web The Newtown RLFC 1908 team (NSWRL source).

Australia’s oldest rugby league football club celebrates its 115th birthday on Sunday, 8th January 2023

Ken Wilson is chaired off by Geoff Coburn and Mal Graham after the Jets final match in 1983.

The Newtown club farewells one of its greatest-ever players

The Newtown Jets pictured in festive mode after a tough pre-season training session at Mahoney Reserve, South Marrickville. (Photo: Wayne Leong)

Season’s Greetings from the Jets

George Ndaira speaking at the recent Newtown Jets Presentation Night (Photo: Wayne Leong).

Everything you need to know about Newtown’s new head coach

Australian Mutual Bank
Front of Jersey

Petersham RSL
Back of Jersey

Deicorp
Back of Jersey, Training Gear, Socks

Invisi-Gard
Jersey Minor

John Singleton Group
Sleeve

Schofield King Lawyers
Sleeve

Coverforce
Front of Shorts

The Henson
Back of Shorts

Sydney Park Hotel
Back of Shorts

Sports Medicine Institute
Medical Services & Rehabilitation

Label Plus
Major Sponsor

Arista Technologies
Technology Partner

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.