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Franklin Pele captured the imagination of Newtown fans with his prodigious form in the Jets win against St George-Illawarra on the 22nd May. He’s pictured here with his family on the occasion of his NRL debut with the Cronulla Sharks and their big win over the Gold Coast Titans last Sunday.
Photo: Cronulla Sharks RLFC.
Franklin Pele captured the imagination of Newtown fans with his prodigious form in the Jets win against St George-Illawarra on the 22nd May. He’s pictured here with his family on the occasion of his NRL debut with the Cronulla Sharks and their big win over the Gold Coast Titans last Sunday. Photo: Cronulla Sharks RLFC.

Newtown’s Final Five Aspirations Could be Determined by the Outcome of Saturday’s Game

The Newtown Jets (6th place, 13 points) and the Canberra Raiders (8th place, 12 points) meet in Round 13 of the NSWRL Knock-On Effect NSW Cup at Henson Park this Saturday afternoon.


The match details are:
NSWRL Knock-On Effect (KOE) NSW Cup – 13th Round

Saturday, 5th June 2021

Newtown Jets v Canberra Raiders

Henson Park

Kick-Off: 3.00pm.


Newtown’s team is strengthened by the inclusion of Cronulla Sharks NRL squad members such as the Australian and Tongan international front-rower Andrew Fifita, explosive backrower Siosifa Talakai, multi-skilled lock Billy Magoulias and Papua-New Guinea international centre Nene Macdonald. Another inclusion is the young front-rower who scored two tries in the opening four minutes against St George-Illawarra two weeks ago, Franklin Pele.


The two teams (as named on Tuesday afternoon) are:

Newtown:
Dylan O’Connor, Edward Aiono, Jensen Taumoepeau, Jonaiah Lualua, Nene Macdonald, Bronson Garlick, Luke Metcalf, Billy Magoulias, Thomas Caughlan, Siosifa Talakai, Andrew Fifita, Zac Woolford, Daniel Vasquez.

Interchange: Brock Gray, Kyle Paterson, Ryan Verlinden, Franklin Pele.

Coach: Greg Matterson.


Canberra Raiders:
Xavier Savage, Matthew Timoko, Albert Hopoate, Elijah Anderson, Matthew Frawley, Bradley Schneider, Leo Thompson, Adrian Trevilyan, Hudson Young, Trey Mooney, Siliva Havili, Ata Mariota, Kai O’Donnell.

Interchange: Darby Medlyn, Brigham Moeakiola, Adam Cook, Silafono Titiuti.

Coach: Peter Marrapodi.


Saturday’s match officials:

Referee: Kasey Badger.

Touch Judges: Tom Cambourn and Rickey McFarlane.


The Ron Massey Cup curtain-raiser on Saturday is:
NSWRL Ron Massey Cup – 13th Round

Saturday, 5th June 2021

Glebe Dirty Reds (5th place, 13 points) v Kaiviti Silktails (10 points, 6th place)

Henson Park

Kick-Off: 12.30pm.


Here are short clips of two of the best tries you’re likely to see at Henson Park this year:

Franklin Pele against St George-Illawarra on the 22nd May:  

And Nene Macdonald on the same day:  



The Newtown RLFC regrets to announce the passing of Dave Barsley, who played first grade with Newtown as a fullback and winger from 1969 to 1971. He had previously played with Western Suburbs from 1959 to 1968, with the exception of 1964 when he had a season in the country and represented NSW Country Firsts. The Newtown RLFC extends sincere condolences to Dave’s family.

Kayal Iro bursts free to score a valuable try against North Sydney on the 8th May 2022. (Photo: Mario Facchini / mafphotography

Kayal Iro caps a stellar season with more awards

The classy Briton Nikora on the burst for Newtown in 2018. Briton will be representing the New Zealand Kiwis in the upcoming Rugby League World Cup in England.
Photo: Mario Facchini, mafphotography

Here’s some news about a great Newtown RLFC membership promotion – plus the Newtown Jets are going to the 2022 World Cup … and how!

Greg Matterson pictured prior to this tear’s Major Semi-Final on the 10th September 2022. Photo: Mario Facchini/mafphotography

High-performance Newtown Jets coach Greg Matterson announces his resignation

Newtown hooker Jayden Berrell races in to score in the 71st minute of Saturday’s Preliminary Final. Photo: Mario Facchini/mafphotography

Jets second half fightback falls short of victory

Image: MAF Photography

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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.