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Newtown Jets second-rower Siosifa Talakai bursts through the New Zealand Warriors defence to score in the first half at Henson Park on Saturday. Photo: Michael Magee Photography.
Newtown Jets second-rower Siosifa Talakai bursts through the New Zealand Warriors defence to score in the first half at Henson Park on Saturday. Photo: Michael Magee Photography.

Jets salvage a valuable competition point against the Warriors

Newtown drew 20-all with the New Zealand Warriors in the 12th Round Canterbury Cup NSW fixture played at Henson Park on Saturday afternoon.

The Jets led 10-6 at halftime and the second half was a thrilling spectacle as both teams threw the ball around and strove desperately to gain the two competition points.

The Warriors led 20-14 with three minutes to go but the Jets equalised through a try to centre Matt Evans and a conversion from wide out by halfback Braydon Trindall. The lively little Jets halfback nearly landed a long-distance field goal attempt in the last minute of play.

There was quite a reasonable attendance at Henson Park today despite the 1.00pm kick-off and the fact that rain had been forecast.

Details of today’s Canterbury Cup match:

Newtown 20:

Ronaldo Mulitalo, Siosifa Talakai, Sione Katoa, Matt Evans tries;

Braydon Trindall 2 goals

drew with

New Zealand Warriors 20:

Taane Milne, Sam Lisone, Adam Pompey, Adam Keighran tries:

Adam Keighran, Chanel Harris-Tavita goals.

Half-Time: Newtown led 10-6.

Newtown’s team:

Will Kennedy, Sione Katoa, Jackson Ferris, Matt Evans, Ronaldo Mulitalo, Jack A. Williams, Braydon Trindall, Wes Lolo, Billy Magoulias, Jaimin Jolliffe, Teig Wilton, Siosifa Talakai, Scott Sorensen.

Bench: Luke Polselli, Daniel Vasquez, Craig Garvey, Greg Eastwood.

Coach: Greg Matterson.

New Zealand Warriors:

Adam Pompey, Gerard Beale, Hayze Perham, Cole Waaka, Taane Milne, Adam Keighran, Chanel Harris-Tavita, Chris Satae, Tyler Slade, Sam Lisone, Blayke Ayshford, Ligi Sao, Leivaha Pulu.

Bench: Sean Mullany, Jackson Frei, Adam Tuimavave-Gerrard, Preston Riki.

Coach: Nathan Cayless.

Referee: Damian Briscoe.

Touch Judges: Mitchell Stone and Cameron Mitchell.

Playing surface: Excellent.

Weather: 17 degrees, overcast, cloudy, brisk southerly breeze.

The Warriors ran with the wind in the first half and Newtown had the advantage of the stronger breeze in the second half.

Other games played at Henson Park today resulted as follows:

Jersey Flegg: Cronulla-Sutherland 18 defeated New Zealand Warriors 16.

Ron Massey Cup: Cabramatta 20 defeated Glebe-Burwood 6.

Sydney Shield: Cabramatta 44 defeated Sydney University 4.

Details of Newtown’s next game:

NSWRL Canterbury Cup NSW – 13th Round

Saturday, 8th June 2019

Henson Park

Newtown versus Wentworthville

Kick-Off: 3.00pm

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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.