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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).
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Newtown Jets Team List v Canterbury Bulldogs, Sat 2nd July, 2022

Big Jets front-rower Thomas Hazelton (above) worked very hard on Saturday to win the middle ground for Newtown. Photo: Mario Facchini/mafphotography

Panthers prove too strong for Newtown in top of table showdown

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Newtown Jets Team List v Penrith Panthers Sat 18th June, 2022

Kade Dykes cuts through to score Newtown’s first try of the day. Photo: Mario Facchini/mafphotography

Jets and Panthers get ready for an absorbing top of table clash

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Newtown Jets Team List v Newcastle Knights Sun 12th June, 2022

Where the big men tussle: Jets front-rower Franklin Pele confronts a wall of Raiders defenders. Photo: David Napper

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