Dick Poole and Brian Clay receive their 1957 World Cup blazers from the great Jersey Flegg. (NSWRL).
Dick Poole and Brian Clay receive their 1957 World Cup blazers from the great Jersey Flegg. (NSWRL).

Newtown RLFC legend Dick Poole is 91 years old today

The Newtown Jets would like to wish Team of the Century member, Dick Poole, a happy 91st birthday.

Dick played 133 first grade games for Newtown between 1950 and 1958, represented Australia in 10 Test matches and three World Cup games, and captain-coached his country to victory during the 1957 World Cup tournament.

He was also captain-coach of Newtown from 1955 to 1958, and was the club’s non-playing coach from 1966 to 1968.

He also played for Western Suburbs between 1959 and 1961.


Dick Poole playing against South Sydney in 1955. (Newtown RLFC).
Jets winger Tom Rodwell in possession, with back-rower Kyle Pickering on the left of the photo. Hoto: Mario Facchini, mafphotography

Jets strong defence underpins victory over Bulldogs

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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

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Birthday greetings to the mighty Newtown Rugby League Football Club!

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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.

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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!

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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.