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1981 Grand Final Re-imagined:
Newtown vs. Parramatta
Sunday 26th September, 3pm

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In front, left to right, Newtown Jets players Troy Savage and Hermani Moala wrap up a Parramatta player in this match at Henson Park on the 23rd June 2007.

Dale Newton (left) and Adam Schubert are the Newtown Jets players in the rear.

 

Photo: Gary Sutherland Photography.
In front, left to right, Newtown Jets players Troy Savage and Hermani Moala wrap up a Parramatta player in this match at Henson Park on the 23rd June 2007. Dale Newton (left) and Adam Schubert are the Newtown Jets players in the rear. Photo: Gary Sutherland Photography.

Jets to renew acquaintances with the Parramatta Eels


The Newtown Jets will take on Parramatta in round three of the 2021 Knock-On Effect NSW Cup this Saturday afternoon at Bankwest Stadium.

It will be the first time since 2007 that the Jets and Eels have played in the same competition, allowing that the 2020 Canterbury Cup only lasted one round.

Wentworthville served as Parramatta’s partnership club in the variously-named second tier competitions that existed between 2008 and 2019.

Newtown was beaten 20-19 by Parramatta in golden point extra time in the 2006 NSWRL Premier League grand final.

Saturday’s match is a curtain-raiser to the NRL fixture between Parramatta and the Cronulla Sharks at 7.35pm.


Saturday’s match details are:

NSWRL Knock-On Effect NSW Cup – Round Three

Saturday, 27th March 2021

Bankwest Stadium, Parramatta

Parramatta v Newtown

Kick-Off: 5.10pm.

Referee: Martin Jones.

Touch Judges: Ben Teague, Daniel Luttringer.


Newtown’s team is (subject to change):
Luke Metcalf, Eddy Aiono, Jonah Ngaronoa, Kayal Iro, Honeti Tuha, Jack A. Williams, Manaia Rudolph, Thomas Hazelton, Zac Woolford, Daniel Vasquez, Kayleb Milne, Bronson Garlick, Gabe Hamlin.

Interchange: Monty Raper, Kyle Paterson, Brock Gray, Dylan O’Connor.

Coach: Greg Matterson.

Parramatta:

Sean Russell, Solomone Naiduki, Viliami Penisini, Tim Lafai, Haze Dunster, Jordan Rankin, Jacob Arthur, Dave Hollis, Joey Lussick, Makahesi Makatoa, Elie El Zakhem, Charbel Tasipale, Kurt Dillon.

Interchange: Nathaniel Roache, Toa Mata’afa.

Coach: Ryan Carr.


Here’s a bit of nostalgia from 40 years ago in the 1981 season:

Canterbury-Bankstown v Newtown at Belmore Oval, 10th May 1981

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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

Newtown forever - The Class of 1981. Image: Newtown RLFC Archives

1981 Grand Final Re-imagined

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