Newtown retains its reputation as a first-rate development club for rugby league professionals
The Newtown RLFC was well represented in the 2013 and 2017 Rugby League World Cup by players who had either previously played with the Newtown Jets or who were still on the club’s books.
The players’ names in this weekend’s round of international rugby league matches and State of Origin II make for interesting reading, with respect to Newtown’s continued ability to play a major role in player development.
Cook Islands: Reubenn Rennie and Brad Takairangi
New Zealand: Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, Briton Nikora and Isaac Liu
Tonga: Daniel Tupou and Siosiua Taukeiaho
Fiji: Isaac Lumelume (playing with Newtown in 2019), Taane Milne, Jayson Bukuya, Junior Roqica
Lebanon: Ahmad Ellaz
Samoa: Faámanu Brown
Papua New Guinea: James Segeyaro, Rhyse Martin
Queensland State of Origin II: Dylan Napa, Kurt Capewell (squad member)
NSW State of Origin II: Boyd Cordner.
Newtown’s next match details:
NSWRL Canterbury Cup NSW – 15th Round
Sunday, 30th June 2019
Canterbury-Bankstown (3rd place, 17 points) v Newtown (8th place, 13 points)
This match is the curtain-raiser to the Canterbury Bulldogs v Cronulla Sharks NRL fixture at ANZ Stadium at 4.05pm.