Newtown players Luke Polselli (number 2) and Josh Carr (number 20) move in on former Jets hooker Matt McIlwrick at Ringrose Park last Sunday. Newtown backrower Anthony Moraitis is on the right of the picture. Photo: Mario Facchini, mafphotography
Newtown players Luke Polselli (number 2) and Josh Carr (number 20) move in on former Jets hooker Matt McIlwrick at Ringrose Park last Sunday. Newtown backrower Anthony Moraitis is on the right of the picture. Photo: Mario Facchini, mafphotography

Jets return to their spiritual home could be the circuit-breaker

The Newtown Jets will play at Henson Park this Saturday (13th April) for the first time in 2019, and the opening home game is against historic rivals, the North Sydney Bears.

The Jets remain without a win after four rounds of the Canterbury Cup NSW competition, while the Bears (who are in the first year of an extended partnership deal with the Sydney Roosters) are in second position with three wins and one loss.

Saturday’s match at Henson Park will be preceded by curtain-raisers at 10.45am and 12.45pm.

Saturday’s match details are:

NSWRL Canterbury Cup NSW – Round Five

Saturday, 13th April 2019

Henson Park

Newtown v North Sydney

Kick-Off: 3.00pm.

Referee: Martin Jones

Touch Judges: James Vella and Clayton Wills

Newtown’s team:

Will Kennedy, Tyla Tamou, Matt Evans, Ronaldo Mulitalo, Isaac Lumelume, Luke Polselli, Braydon Trindall, Wes Lolo, James Segeyaro, Jaimin Jolliffe, Teig Wilton, Siosifa Talakai, Billy Magoulias.

Bench: Greg Eastwood, Josh Carr, Daniel Vasquez, Cruz Topai-Aveai.

Coach: Greg Matterson.

Second-rower Anthony Moraitis is injured and has been replaced by Teig Wilton (who captained last year’s premiership-winning Cronulla Sharks Jersey Flegg Cup team).

North Sydney:
Kieran Moss, Asu Kepaoa, Ed Murphy, James Tuitahi, Bernard Lewis, Lachlan Lam, Brock Lamb, John Tuivaiti, Bradley Deitz, Max Bailey, Sitila Tupouniua, Nat Butcher, Josh Curran.

Bench: Sam Verrills, Drew Hutchinson, Fletcher Baker, Stefano Hala, Thomas Freebairn.

Coach: Jason Taylor.

Curtain-Raisers at Henson Park this Saturday:

12.45pm: Ron Massey Cup: Glebe-Burwood v Mounties;

10.45am: Sydney Shield: Sydney University v Ryde-Eastwood.

The club extends best wishes to Ava Seumanufagai who has agreed to terms with Leeds in the English Super League. Ava was a Cronulla Sharks contracted player who played with Newtown on numerous occasions in 2018, including the grand final against Canterbury-Bankstown.

The Newtown RLFC regrets to announce that Peter Armstrong passed away earlier this week. Peter played with Newtown in 1965 after eight seasons with St George from 1957 to 1964. The club extends sincere condolences to his family members.

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Newtown RLFC Assistant Coach Tony Barnes talks with the Jets players at the first break during Saturday's trial match at the Morry Breen Field, Wyong. Photo: Steven Russo

Jets late try snatches victory from the Knights

Image: Steven Russo

Birthday greetings to the mighty Newtown Rugby League Football Club!

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Best wishes for Christmas and for 2024 from the Newtown Jets to all of our members, supporters and friends in the world of Rugby League football.

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Newtown Jets Garage Sale / Fan Day on Saturday, 25th November at Henson Park – plus a special pre-Christmas Trading Day on Saturday, 2nd December at 43-45 Carrington Road, Marrickville!

Hard-running centre Nene Macdonald played on numerous occasions for the Newtown Jets in 2021.  Last Sunday Nene was playing for Papua-New Guinea against the Cook Islands in the 2023 Pacific Championships - Pacific Bowl and he scored four tries. (Photo: Mike Magee).

Information about 2024 Newtown RLFC memberships; Newtown Jets playing in the 2023 Pacific Championship Series; and a reminder about Newtown RLFC merchandise.

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
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Coverforce
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The Henson
Back of Shorts

Sydney Park Hotel
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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.