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
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.
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
Information about 2024 Newtown RLFC memberships; Newtown Jets playing in the 2023 Pacific Championship Series; and a reminder about Newtown RLFC merchandise.
These Newtown Jets players have gained selection in various end of season representative rugby league teams
The Newtown Jets RLFC held its Annual Presentation Dinner on the evening of Friday, 29th September 2023 at the Petersham RSL Club.
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.