Newtown Jets Virtual Team List v Combined Brisbane Sat 16th May, 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 every Saturday from 3pm JETS TVwill broadcast classic encounters featuring our opponents from the 2020 Canterbury Cup NSW draw. 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.
Whilst this weekend was supposed to be a weekend off for the Jets courtesy of the annual interstate challenge between NSW & QLD Residents, our Virtual Season continues along a similar theme.
At 3pm on Saturday 16th May tune in to JETS TV www.newtownjets.com and follow us on www.twitter.com/newtownrlfc as we revisit when the Jets of 1981 headed north to Queensland for a midweek Tooth Cup game and took on the might of a Combined Brisbane side that was a virtual Queensland State of Origin team and included three future immortals – Arthur Beetson, Mal Meninga and Wally Lewis along with Joe Kilroy, Brad Backer, Chris Close, Greg Oliphant, Bryan Niebling and Greg Dowling. It’s an absolute classic!
Newtown Jets has named its team from the game. Many thanks to our Player Sponsors listed in brackets.
1 Michael Pobjie (Kris Gale)
2 John Ferguson (Golden Barley Hotel)
3 Mick Ryan (John Cahill & Jennifer Malone)
4 Brian Hetherington (Mark Dewar)
5 Ray Blacklock (Golden Barley Hotel)
6 Phil Sigsworth (Adam Whyte)
7 Ken Wilson (c) (The Daaboul Family & Steven Helmich)
8 Graeme O’Grady (SMI – Sports Medicine Institute)
9 Mick Pitman (Biofreeze)
10 Steve Blyth (Wayne Leong & Kim Fuller)
11 Paul Akkary (Dave Nelson)
12 Barry Jensen (Manoosh Pizzeria)
13 Steve Bowden (Loudon & Vaughan Private Wealth)
14 Col Murphy (Nifty Foods)
15 TBA (Brasco & Label Plus)
16 Paul Morris (Goodfellows Sports & Socks)
Coach: Warren Ryan (Sydney Mutual Bank)
Our sincere gratitude continues to go out everyone that has supported our Keep The Jets Flying fundraiser. Your generosity has been overwhelming.
We recognize not everyone can afford to help financially during these extremely challenging times but if you can, WE NEED YOU! For details of the fantastic package on offer JOIN HERE.
Your support will help ensure we return in 2021 to defend our 2019 Premiership & NRL State Championship.
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 8972.
If you’re a 2020 Newtown Jets member and you’d like to request a match for our Virtual Season contact us here.