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

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Parramatta 1981 100


Newtown Jets head coach Greg Matterson has made a number of changes ahead of the side’s round three clash with the Parramatta Eels this afternoon at Bankwest Stadium. Cronulla-contracted players Nene Macdonald, Andrew Fifita and Braydon Trindall join the side while Tom Hazleton drops back to the bench. Honeti Tuha is now a concussion substitution.


Andrew Fifita (prop)
Nene Macdonald (wing)
Braydon Trindall (halfback)


Honeti Tuha
Manaia Rudolph
Dylan O’Connor


1 Luke Metcalf
2 Edward Aiono
3 Jonah Ngaronoa
4 Kayal Iro
20 Nene Macdonald
6 Jack A Williams
19 Braydon Trindall (c)
23 Andrew Fifita
9 Zac Woolford
10 Daniel Vasquez
11 Kayleb Milne
12 Bronson Garlick
13 Gabe Hamlin

8 Thomas Hazelton
14 Monty Raper
15 Kyle Paterson
16 Brock Gray

Coach: Greg Matterson

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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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Tom Raudonikis celebrates after scoring a try in the 1981 NSWRL Grand Final (colourised by

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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