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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Second-rower Anthony Moraitis is injured and has been replaced by Teig Wilton (who captained last year’s premiership-winning Cronulla Sharks Jersey Flegg Cup team).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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This week your club honours another loyal sponsor – Vic on the Park, Marrickville

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This week’s sponsor in focus is – SMI Sports Medicine Institute

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

Tom Raudonikis celebrates after scoring a try in the 1981 NSWRL Grand Final (colourised by thefootydog@mail.com)

Remembering forty years ago ….

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This week we gratefully acknowledge the staunch support of the Coverforce organisation, who have been sponsoring the Newtown RLFC since 2014

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