Jets take on the front-running Roos this weekend
There have been plenty of changes to the Newtown Jets playing line-up due to injuries and mid-season transfers, and the boys face a tough task in playing away to the top of the table Wyong Roos. Just remember that throughout their 109 years of history, the men in royal blue have had a reputation for pulling off upset results on the most unexpected occasions.
NSWRL Intrust Super Premiership NSW – 17th Round
Saturday, 1st July 2017
Central Coast Stadium, Gosford
Wyong (1st place, 29 points) v Newtown (11th place, 13 points)
This match will be televised live on Fox Sports (Fox League Channel) from 12.30pm.
Referee: Drew Oultram. Touch Judges: Ben Teague and Darian Furner.
Newtown (subject to probable change):
Leigh Higgins, Edrick Lee, Bessie Aufaga-Toomaga, Jesse Ramien, James Tuitahi, Tyla Tamou, Penani Manumalealii, Kurt Dillon, Kurt Kara, Jaimin Jolliffe, Kenny Niko, Jack Williams, Jayden McDonogh.
Bench: Tepatasi Fuiavailili, Jordan Galloway, Ben Martinez-Murray, Saulala Houma, Alec Bush, Blake Judd.
Coach: Greg Matterson.
Luke Sharpe, Johnny Tuivasa-Sheck, Brendan Frei, Matthew Ikuvalu, Josh Mantellato, Kauri Aupouri, Mitchell Cornish, Eloni Vunakece, Mitchell Williams, Lindsay Collins, Justin Toomey-White, Chris Smith, Liam Knight.
Bench: Brendan Santi, Grant Garvey, Poasa Faamausili, Jake Lewis.
Coach: Rip Taylor.
Kurt Dillon was named as captain of the NSWRL ISP NSW team of the week for Round 16, despite being in a losing team last weekend. Kurt is having an outstanding season and is right on track for bigger things in his rugby league career.
Here is the full team: http://www.nswrl.com.au/news/2017/06/29/isp_nsw_team_of_the_.html
Here are the NSWRL previews of all the ISP NSW 17th round matches: http://www.nswrl.com.au/news/2017/06/30/previews_isp_nsw_rou.html
Centre and winger Reubenn Rennie might be a late inclusion in tomorrow’s Newtown Jets team to play Wyong. He is a Cook Islands international and was formerly with Otahuhu (NZ), Melbourne Storm, Canterbury-Bankstown and Mounties. He is 21, stands at 181 cm and weighs 99 kg.
Here are the match statistics from last Saturday’s narrow loss to Wests Tigers: http://www.nswrl.com.au/content/dam/nswrl/documents/isp-stats-reports-2017/Rd16-JetsTigers.pdf
Bessie Aufaga-Toomaga made a strong debut for Newtown against Wests-Tigers at Henson Park last Saturday.
He is on loan from the Cronulla Sharks Holden Cup squad.
Bessie is 20; 181 cm; weighs 91 kg and is a goal-kicker.
He is Samoan-born and was previously with Mounties and St George-Illawarra.
Lane Ferling is likely to be on loan from the Cronulla Sharks Holden Cup squad as well.
He plays at halfback and five-eighth; 19; weighs 88 kg.
Previously played with the Kingaroy Red Ants (Queensland) and Northern Suburbs Devils (Queensland) clubs and has represented Australian Universities in rugby league.
Here’s some news about a great Newtown RLFC membership promotion – plus the Newtown Jets are going to the 2022 World Cup … and how!
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.