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

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Parramatta 1981 100
Image: Mario Facchini, mafphotography
Image: Mario Facchini, mafphotography

Newtown Jets Virtual Team List v Canterbury Bulldogs Wed 22nd July, 2020

Welcome to Round 19 of Newtown Jets Virtual Season 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 TV is broadcasting classic matches featuring our opponents from the 2020 Canterbury Cup NSW draw in “Amco Cup retro-style” 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.

On Wednesday, 22nd July thanks to a request from Brad Rose (NRLFC member #1095) they head to Leichhardt Oval to bring you a NSW Cup Preliminary Final between Newtown and Canterbury that was actually played on Sunday, 23rd September, 2012.

Canterbury finished the regular season as Minor Premiers and were gunning for their fourth consecutive NSW Cup premiership. They’d comfortably accounted for the Jets on both occasions the two sides had previously met including a 54-10 thrashing at Henson Park earlier in the year. Newtown meanwhile qualified for the finals in seventh spot but went into the game with much confidence after a spectacular come from behind golden point win over Norths the week prior. The victors progressed to the ‘big dance’ while the losers were left licking their wounds.

So tune in at 8.00pm, Wednesday, 22nd July to JETS TV or  and follow us on to see what unfolds.

Thanks to Biofreeze, 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 (Mark Dewar)

5          Justin Carney (Golden Barley Hotel)

6          Adam Henry (Adam Whyte)

7          Daniel Mortimer (c) (The Daaboul Family)

8          Mose Masoe (Steven Helmich)

15        Kurt Kara (Wayne Leong & Kim Fuller)

10        Josh Ailomai (Dave Nelson)

11        Jack Bosden (Manoosh Pizzeria)

12        Brad Barrett (Loudon & Vaughan Private Wealth)

13        Ahmad Ellaz (Nifty Foods)


14        Andrew Pearn (Biofreeze)

9          Nafe Seluini (Goodfellows Sports & Socks)

16        Anthony Cherrington (Schofield King Lawyers)

17        Saulala Houma (Label Plus)


18        Mark Kheirallah (Brasco)

19        Jack Littlejohn (TLC Epoxy Coatings)

20        Isaac Liu (SMI – Sports Medicine Institute)

22        Samiu Latu (Deicorp)

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 week. Check out for all the details.

Get down to the ‘eighth wonder of the modern world’ this Saturday from 10am to cheer on Trady as, injuries permitting; he chalks up his 300th lap!

Thereafter our feeder clubs Sydney Uni and Glebe Burwood kick off their seasons with Uni taking on Belrose Eagles in the Sydney Shield from 12.30pm whilst Glebe take on Norths for the first time in 91 years in the Presidents Cup at 3pm.

web Vic on the Park jpg logo (2021)

This week your club honours another loyal sponsor – Vic on the Park, Marrickville

SMI Sports Medicine Institute logo 2021web. jpg

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

web The Henson logo (Newtown RLFC)

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

Remembering forty years ago ….

web Coverforce Insurance logo (2021)

This week we gratefully acknowledge the staunch support of the Coverforce organisation, who have been sponsoring the Newtown RLFC since 2014

Sydney 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