Penrith vs. Newtown
Friday, 7th May, 3:45pm
Newtown Jets Virtual Team List v Mounties Wed 5th August, 2020
Welcome to Round 21 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, 5th August they head to UOW Jubilee Oval, Kogarah to bring you an ISP NSW elimination semi-final clash between Newtown and Mounties that was actually played on Saturday, 8th September, 2018.
The Newtown Jets and Mounties had recorded one win apiece in their fixtures against each other that season but there was more than just a victory on the line when they challenged for a Preliminary Final berth.
The Jets surged into the top-four of the competition ladder on the back of their formidable efforts in attack but were rueing their two-point loss to the Dragons in the Qualifying Final the week before.
Scoring points was no worry for the Jets after crossing for five tries, but they were looking to re-establish their committed defensive efforts after leaking 28-points.
They faced a Mounties side who ended a five-game losing streak with a gusty 21-20 victory over the Warriors in the Elimination Final; a Tyler Cornish field-goal in the 75th minute proving the difference.
Both teams were expected to play an expansive brand of football with the Jets ranking first in line-breaks (137) and tries (117), while the Mounties sat fourth (104) and third (101) in each category.
The Jets welcomed back Kurt Dillon into the starting line-up in a huge boost for the side, with Wesley Lolo dropping to the bench while Glebe’s two-try hero Bessie Aufaga-Toomaga took the place of the injured Matt Evans on the left-wing.
Meanwhile, the Mounties kept the same 17 players from their victory against the Warriors, however, Sam Duggan returned to the starting line-up after an impressive performance at hooker with Joel Luani named on the interchange bench.
Thanks to Biofreeze, Newtown Jets has named its team from the game. Many thanks to our Player Sponsors listed in brackets.
1 Will Kennedy (Kris Gale)
2 Bessie Aufaga-Toomaga (Golden Barley Hotel)
3 Aaron Gray (John Cahill & Jennifer Malone)
4 Reubenn Rennie (Mark Dewar)
5 Sione Katoa (Golden Barley Hotel)
6 Jesse Marschke (Adam Whyte)
7 Kyle Flanagan (The Daaboul Family)
8 Kurt Dillon (Steven Helmich)
9 Blayke Brailey (Wayne Leong & Kim Fuller)
10 Ava Seumanufagai (Dave Nelson)
11 Briton Nikora (Manoosh Pizzeria)
12 Anthony Moraitis (Loudon & Vaughan Private Wealth)
13 Jaimin Jolliffe (Nifty Foods)
14 Billy Magoulias (Goodfellows Sports & Socks)
17 Wes Lolo (SMI – Sports Medicine Institute)
20 Addison Demetriou (Biofreeze)
21 Malakai Houma (Label Plus & Brasco)
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 https://www.facebook.com/Laps-with-Trady-100545721662756/ for all the details.
Get down to the ‘eighth wonder of the modern world’ this Thursday 6th August from 5.30pm to cheer Trady on.