Image: Mario Facchini, mafphotography
Image: Mario Facchini, mafphotography

Newtown Jets Virtual Team List v Balmain Tigers Wed 17th June, 2020

While we might not be able to watch Newtown Jets games live this season we can relive past glories from years gone by. As part of Virtual Season 2020, JETS TVis broadcasting classic matches featuring our opponents from the 2020 Canterbury Cup NSW draw. With the return of NRL live matches on Saturday afternoon, we’re going full-on “Amco Cup retro-style” and will now show you games on Wednesday nights at 8.00pm. Our intrepid social media team will “live tweet” the game as if they had entered a time machine and want you to be part of the action.

This Wednesday, 17th June in a special edition of Virtual Season 2020 they’re travelling to ANZ Stadium to bring you the 2012 NSW Cup Grand Final between Newtown and Balmain Ryde that was actually played on Sunday, 30th September 2012.

The game is being streamed via Facebook Video Premiere at 8pm AEST so viewers can watch, chat and engage with it on Facebook in real-time.. Afterwards, it will appear as a regular video on Facebook to enjoy at your leisure.

Just like in 2019 Newtown qualified for the finals in 7th place. On their way to the Grand Final they beat Norths in Week 2 by two points in a game ultimately decided by a kick for goal (same as 2019) and defeated the minor premiers in the Preliminary Final (same as 2019). In the decider they were up against the team that finished 8th (same as 2019) who ironically (with Wests Tigers entering a team in the 2013 NSW Cup) would not be competing in the competition the next season (you guessed it, the same as 2019).

So be sure to tune in at 8.00pm, Wednesday, 17th June to JETS TV or  and follow us on to see what unfolds.

Newtown Jets has named its team from the game. Many thanks to our Player Sponsors listed in brackets.

1          Alofa Alofa (Kris Gale)

2          Daniel Tupou (Golden Barley Hotel)

3          Peni Tagive (John Cahill & Jennifer Malone)

4          Francis Vaiotu (Deicorp)

5          Justin Carney (Golden Barley Hotel)

6          Kurt Kara (Adam Whyte)

7          Daniel Mortimer (c) (The Daaboul Family)

8          Mose Masoe (Goodfellows Sports & Socks)

9          Nafi Seluini (Steven Helmich)

10        Josh Ailaomai (Dave Nelson)

11        Jack Bosden (Manoosh Pizzeria)

12        Brad Barrett (Loudon & Vaughan Private Wealth)

13        Ahmad Ellaz (Mark Dewar)


14        Andrew Pearn (Wayne Leong & Kim Fuller)

16        Anthony Cherrington (Nifty Foods)

17        Saulala Houma (Brasco & Label Plus)

19        Jack Littlejohn (Biofreeze)

20        Isaac Liu (Schofield King Lawyers)


18        Mark Kheirallah (SMI – Sports Medicine Institute)

22        Samiu Latu (TLC Epoxy Coatings)

26        Glenn Dumbrell (Petersham RSL)

Coach: Greg Matterson (Sydney Mutual Bank)

If you’re a 2020 Newtown Jets member and would like to request a match for our Virtual Season contact us here.

Please keep spreading the word for our Keep The Jets Flying Campaign.

The willingness and generosity of our members, supporters and friends to join this critically-needed fund-raising campaign has been awe-inspiring.

We recognize not everyone can afford to help financially during these extremely challenging times but if you can, there is always room to join this mighty crusade to keep the Jets alive in rugby league football.

For an outlay of $100.00 you will be given access to Jets memorabilia that will last a lifetime. It will enable you to relive time and again one of the greatest year’s in our club’s history – 2019. While we have no live games to watch this year, you can relive the majestic glories of last season when you JOIN HERE .

The support from our members and friends will help ensure we return in 2021 to defend our 2019 Canterbury Cup NSW premiership and our NRL State Championship title.

Massive thanks to all our loyal members and sponsors that have stuck with us for 2020, regardless of the season being cancelled to help the club through this tumultuous time. You are the spirit of 8972 personified.

Another way you can Keep The Jets Flying is donating to Laps With Trady.This fundraiser has been set up by a group of members and supporters and features our lovable larrikin John Trad doing laps of Henson Park on his trusty penny farthing every Saturday. Check out for all the details.

Trady has now done more than 150 laps so far this season. Keep up the great work!

Jase Pritchard caught up with him at ‘full time’ last Saturday. Watch the interview.

Laps with Trady is sponsored by F45 Training Newtown.

They’re here to help you with all your fitness needs…

F45 Training Newtown

644 King Street, Erskinville NSW 2043

0402 654 294

You can also check out our F45 Training Newtown promo videos on YouTube…



Support those who support the Jets!

Newtown-Jets-2024-Season-Launch Web

Newtown RLFC Assistant Coach Tony Barnes talks with the Jets players at the first break during Saturday's trial match at the Morry Breen Field, Wyong. Photo: Steven Russo

Jets late try snatches victory from the Knights

Image: Steven Russo

Birthday greetings to the mighty Newtown Rugby League Football Club!

Newtown RLFC Christmas Greetings 2024 603

Best wishes for Christmas and for 2024 from the Newtown Jets to all of our members, supporters and friends in the world of Rugby League football.


Newtown Jets Garage Sale / Fan Day on Saturday, 25th November at Henson Park – plus a special pre-Christmas Trading Day on Saturday, 2nd December at 43-45 Carrington Road, Marrickville!

Hard-running centre Nene Macdonald played on numerous occasions for the Newtown Jets in 2021.  Last Sunday Nene was playing for Papua-New Guinea against the Cook Islands in the 2023 Pacific Championships - Pacific Bowl and he scored four tries. (Photo: Mike Magee).

Information about 2024 Newtown RLFC memberships; Newtown Jets playing in the 2023 Pacific Championship Series; and a reminder about Newtown RLFC merchandise.

Australian Mutual Bank
Front of Jersey

Petersham RSL
Back of Jersey

Back of Jersey, Training Gear, Socks

Jersey Minor

John Singleton Group

Schofield King Lawyers

Front of Shorts

The Henson
Back of Shorts

Sydney Park Hotel
Back of Shorts

Sports Medicine Institute
Medical Services & Rehabilitation

Label Plus
Major Sponsor

Arista Technologies
Technology Partner

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.