Jets

ROUND 7 - SATURDAY 20TH APRIL

3:00pm

Henson Park, Marrickville

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(From L to R) Scott Sorensen, Kyle Flanagan, Reubenn Rennie, Blayke Brailey & Aaron Gray. Photo: Mike Magee
(From L to R) Scott Sorensen, Kyle Flanagan, Reubenn Rennie, Blayke Brailey & Aaron Gray. Photo: Mike Magee

Newtown Jets achieve record representation in the 2018 Intrust Super NSW Residents squad

The Newtown Jets revisit the days of the Magnificent Seven.

The Newtown RLFC had seven representatives in the famed 1911-12 Kangaroos touring squad – Bill Farnsworth, Viv Farnsworth, Paddy McCue, Joe Murray, Webby Neill, Bill Noble and Charles “Boxer” Russell.

The Newtown club of 2018 vintage has brought back memories of that famous achievement by having five players named in the 2018 Intrust Super Residents Squad, who will take on the Queensland Residents in a curtain-raiser to State of Origin II at ANZ Stadium next Sunday, 24th June.

The five players named are centre Aaron Gray, hooker Blayke Brailey, front-rower Kurt Dillon, halfback Kyle Flanagan and second-rower Scott Sorensen. In fact it could have been six players from Newtown – centre Reubenn Rennie was named in the provisional squad but has been ruled out due to injury.

This is without doubt the greatest representation by the Newtown club in any NSWRL representative team named since Newtown re-entered the second tier level of rugby league in 2000, or from when the club was effectively reborn in 1991.

Two of the club’s most scrupulous historians, Terry Williams and John Lynch, cannot recall a bigger Newtown contingent in any rugby league representative squad since those glorious days of the 1911-12 Kangaroos.

As it happened, the five Newtown players projected to be named in the NSW Residents squad were photographed in the dressing rooms at Henson Park following last Saturday afternoon’s match against Mounties. The players in the attached photo are (from left to right): Scott Sorensen, Kyle Flanagan, Reubenn Rennie (ruled out because of injury), Blayke Brailey and Aaron Gray. Kurt Dillon has since been added to the NSW Residents squad.

This is indeed a singular moment in the history of the NSWRL foundation club that rose from the ashes back in 1991, and that has continued to contribute positively to rugby league history ever since.

Image: MAF Photography

Newtown Jets Team List v Sea Eagles Sat 20th April, 2024

Jets front-rower Rhys Dakin charges into the Rabbitohs defence. Sam Healey (centre) and Niwhai Puru (right) are in the background. Photo: Mario Facchini / mafphotography

Jets pushed down the competition table by loss to Rabbitohs

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Dawn Singleton, Rest in Peace

RIP Bob Lanigan, 1943-2024. (Photo: NRL)

Vale Bob Lanigan

Image: MAF Photography

Newtown Jets Team List v South Sydney Rabbitohs Sat 13th April 2024

The Newtown Jets middle forward Max Bradbury heads straight into the furnace of the Canberra Raiders forwards' defence. Photo: Mario Facchini/mafphotography

Jets salvage a competition point with a determined display against strong opponents

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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.