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1981 Grand Final Re-imagined:
Newtown vs. Parramatta
Sunday 26th September, 3pm

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Former Cronulla Sharks under 20’s five-eighth and halfback Jack Williams was on debut yesterday for the Newtown Jets. Photo: MAF Photography (Mario Facchini)
Former Cronulla Sharks under 20’s five-eighth and halfback Jack Williams was on debut yesterday for the Newtown Jets. Photo: MAF Photography (Mario Facchini)

Newtown’s team for the opening round of the 2018 Intrust Super Premiership NSW is still a work in progress

Jets coach Greg Matterson was pleased with Saturday’s 22-18 trial match win against Western Suburbs at Campbelltown Stadium, but with more than twenty-five players to be under consideration the exact shape of the Newtown team for the ISP NSW first round is still unknown.

The Magpies took an early 12-0 lead on Saturday, but the Jets scored three tries in the last ten minutes of the first half to lead 16-12 at the break.

Newtown increased their lead to 22-12 early in the second half and then had to withstand a late fightback by the Magpies.

Newtown 22:

Briton Nikora 2, Scott Sorenson, William Kennedy tries;

Jesse Marschke 3 goals

Defeated

Western Suburbs 18:

Watson Heleta, JJ Felise, Harry O’Toole tries;

Tuimoala Lolohea 3 goals.

Half-Time: Newtown led 16-12.

Kick-off time was 4.45pm.

Campbelltown Stadium playing surface: Excellent.

Weather: 33 degrees Celsius, 50% humidity, light north-easterly breeze.

Newtown’s team:

William Kennedy, Latrell Robinson, Jesse Ramien, Reubenn Rennie, Joshua Tuilagi, Jack Williams, Jesse Marschke, Eddie Faalua, Blayke Brailey, Cruz Topai-Aveai, Scott Sorenson, Briton Nikora, Jack Williams.

Interchange: Jayden McDonogh, Anthony Moraitis, Lachlan Stein, Billy Magoulias, Malakai Houma, Penani Manumalealii, Matt Evans, Brock Ilett, Wes Lolo, Jordan Bowles, Daniel Vasquez, Ryan King, Ben Marschke.

Coach: Greg Matterson.

(NB: Five-eighth Jack Williams is a product of the Cronulla-Sutherland juniors system and Sharks NYC; lock forward Jack Williams is a product of the Cooma RLFC and Canberra Raiders NYC).

Western Suburbs:

Tuimoala Lolohea, Watson Heleta, Tony Tali, Lucas Price, Mahe Fonua, Tyson Gamble, Josh Drinkwater, JJ Felise, Braden Robson, Cowen Epere, Chris McQueen, Sam McIntyre, Bayley Sironen.

Interchange: Thomas Mikaele, Joseph Ratuvakacereivalu, Patrice Siolo, Jye Challenor, Harry O’Toole, Heath Gibbs, Liam Pakau, Kane McQuiggin, Jake Scott.

Coach: Brett Hodgson.

Match statistics: –

Completions: Newtown 66%; Western Suburbs 67%.

Possession: Newtown 50%; Western Suburbs 50%.

Penalties: Western Suburbs 7, Newtown 6.

The full draw for the 2018 ISP NSW competition is available on this link:  https://www.nswrl.com.au/siteassets/documents/2018-isp-draw-master-12.2.18.pdf

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This week your club honours another loyal sponsor – Vic on the Park, Marrickville

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This week’s sponsor in focus is – SMI Sports Medicine Institute

Chris Lane’s panoramic shot of ANZ Stadium after fulltime on the 6th October captures the unbridled elation of the Newtown Jets after their astounding last-minute victory.

Recalling the extraordinary events at ANZ Stadium on Sunday, 6th October 2019

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This week the Newtown RLFC pays tribute to the tremendous support given to our club by The Henson, conveniently located close to our home ground, Henson Park

Tom Raudonikis celebrates after scoring a try in the 1981 NSWRL Grand Final (colourised by thefootydog@mail.com)

Remembering forty years ago ….

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This week we gratefully acknowledge the staunch support of the Coverforce organisation, who have been sponsoring the Newtown RLFC since 2014

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