The sweat flies as Newtown second-rower Siosifa Talakai makes solid body contact with a Wentworthville opponent on Sunday. The other Jets players are (from left) James Segeyaro, Ronaldo Mulitalo and Braydon Trindall. Photo: Mario Facchini, mafphotography
The sweat flies as Newtown second-rower Siosifa Talakai makes solid body contact with a Wentworthville opponent on Sunday. The other Jets players are (from left) James Segeyaro, Ronaldo Mulitalo and Braydon Trindall. Photo: Mario Facchini, mafphotography

Jets run of outs continues

The Newtown Jets remain winless and on the bottom of the Canterbury Cup NSW premiership table after four competition rounds. The Jets were comprehensively beaten 42-10 in the match which was played at Ringrose Park on Sunday afternoon in oppressively warm and humid conditions.

The Jets were unable to overcome the loss of several key players less than 24 hours prior to the Sunday afternoon kick-off time. This list included Kyle Flanagan, Ava Seumanufagai and Braden Hamlin-Uele, while Jack A. Williams had been ruled out through injury earlier in the week.

Newtown certainly competed well for most of the first half but converted tries to Wentworthville in the 28th and 34th minutes enabled the home team to take a 12-0 lead into half-time.

The Jets looked to be back in the contest in the 45th minute when front-rower Daniel Vasquez showed great determination to wrestle his way across the line next to the northern end goal posts. Wentworthville reasserted their dominance for the remainder of the second half, scoring a further five converted tries to just one more try to the Jets, scored by second-rower Siosifa Talakai in the 68th minute.

Jets coach Greg Matterson expressed his concern that some Newtown players appeared to be working harder and contributing more to the overall team effort than the rest of their team-mates. Wentworthville had played like a team that really wanted to win this match more than the Jets.

The Newtown Jets are back at Henson Park this Saturday, 13th April for the first time in 2019. This round five Canterbury Cup NSW fixture is against the in-form North Sydney Bears and kicks off at 3.00pm.

Wentworthville 42:

Bevan French 2, Ray Stone 2, Damon Goolagong, D’Rhys Miller, Josh Hoffman tries;

Brad Keighran 4, Rhys Davies 3 goals


Newtown 10:

Daniel Vasquez, Siosifa Talakai tries;

Braydon Trindall 1 goal.

Half-Time: Wentworthville led 12-0.

Newtown’s team on Sunday was:

Will Kennedy, Matt Evans, Aaron Gray, Ronaldo Mulitalo, Isaac Lumelume, Braydon Trindall, Luke Polselli, Billy Magoulias, Anthony Moraitis, Siosifa Talakai, Wes Lolo, James Segeyaro, Jaimin Jolliffe.

Bench: Daniel Vasquez, Joshua Carr, Greg Eastwood, Tyla Tamou.

Coach: Greg Matterson.


Josh Hoffman, Damon Goolagong, George Jennings, Ethan Parry, Greg Lelesiuao, Bevan French, Rhys Davies, Ray Stone, Andrew Davey, Salesi Fainga’a, Mitch Butfield, Matt McIlwrick, D’Rhys Miller.

Bench: Brad Keighran, Nick Kassis, Joel Luani, Blake Cook.

Coach: Rip Taylor.

Referee: Keiren Irons

Touch Judges: Pat Mackey and Nathan Loveday

Playing surface: Very good.

Weather: Very warm and humid, sunny, no breeze.

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.

Kyle Pickering and Daniel Atkinson, Italian rugby league representative team, 7th October 2023 (NSWRL Twitter) crop

These Newtown Jets players have gained selection in various end of season representative rugby league teams

Newtown Jets 2023 Presentation Night bottom image for web post

The Newtown Jets RLFC held its Annual Presentation Dinner on the evening of Friday, 29th September 2023 at the Petersham RSL Club.

Newtown Jets left-edge backrower Kyle Pickering (in possession) about to score at Henson Park on Saturday, 22nd July 2023. Jets fullback Manaia Waitere salutes the crowd after playing a clever role in setting up the try. (Photo: Mario Facchini, mafphotography)

Newtown RLFC 2023 Presentation Dinner Details

July 22, 2023 - Marrickville, New South Wales, Australia, Kyle Pickering of the Newtown Jets scores his second try of the game during Round 21 of the NSWRL Knock On Effect NSW Cup at Henson Park in Marrickville, New South Wales. (Mario Facchini/mafphotography)

Newtown RLFC 2023 Presentation Night Details

Sunday Sun 603

The Other Premiers of 1943

Australian Mutual Bank
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Petersham RSL
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Back of Jersey, Training Gear, Socks

Jersey Minor

John Singleton Group

Schofield King Lawyers

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The Henson
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Sydney Park Hotel
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Sports Medicine Institute
Medical Services & Rehabilitation

Label Plus
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Arista Technologies
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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.