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
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:
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.
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)
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.
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.