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Four team-mates from the premiership-winning 2012 Newtown Jets team had a post-match reunion at Henson Park last Saturday: From the left – Daniel Mortimer, Kurt Kara, Mose Masoe and Saulala Houma. Photo:  
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Four team-mates from the premiership-winning 2012 Newtown Jets team had a post-match reunion at Henson Park last Saturday: From the left – Daniel Mortimer, Kurt Kara, Mose Masoe and Saulala Houma. Photo: Mike Magee Photography

Once again the Newtown Jets are pleased to salute all the Hipsters from inner-western Sydney this Saturday, as we get ready for a crunch game with our near neighbours, the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs

NSWRL Intrust Super Premiership NSW – 12th Round

Saturday, 27th May 2017

Henson Park

Newtown (9th place, 8 points) v Canterbury-Bankstown (7th place, 9 points)

Kick-Off: 3.00pm.

This match is being broadcast live by Steele Sports: Coverage starts at 2.30pm.

Referee: Ryan Jackson. Touch Judges: Kieren Irons and John Woods.

Newtown’s team is:

Matt Evans, James Tuitahi, Jordan Topai-Aveai, Kenny Niko, Joshua Tuilagi, Leigh Higgins, Penani Manumalealii, Kurt Dillon, Kurt Kara, Jaimin Jolliffe, Jack Williams, Jayden Walker, Jayden McDonogh.

Bench: Tepatasi Fuiavailili, Ben Fritz, Saulala Houma, Manaia Cherrington, Luke Towers.

Coach: Greg Matterson.


Brad Abbey, Reimis Smith, Richard Kennar, Chase Stanley, Tyrone Phillips, Josh Cleeland, Lachlan Lewis, Andy Saunders, Zac Woolford, Ray Moujalli, Bronson Garlick, Renouf To’omaga, Rod Griffin.

Bench: Michael Morgan, Darcy Maroske, Lachlan Lee, Josh Bergamin, Tom Carr, Siapo Tagaloa, Jerry Leasi.

Coach: Steve Georgallis.

In 2015 the Newtown Jets were voted World Rugby League Hipster Champions.

Last season they kept that esteemed title. Now it’s time for a three-peat!!!

Get along to the Newtown Jets’ HIPSTERS DAY and cheer on the locals as they take on Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, Saturday May 27th, 3pm kickoff at Henson Park.

Entry is just $10, $5 concession, kids under 16 are free and for this week only, it’s free entry to everyone with a beard (stick-ons are allowed).

(Hipsters of the world unite! You’ve nothing to lose but your Espresso Macchiatos with caramel infusions, plus your smashed avocado, feta and poached eggs on sourdough toast with fresh mint and lemon breakfasts!)

There will be plenty of fun for the kids on the DEICORP Family Hill featuring bigger than ever jumping castles, face painting, pass the ball, Ice Cream Joe’s Mr Whippy & Barista along with JETMAN.

Young Henrys NEWTOWNER, Natural Lager & Cloudy Cider is also available for all the Mums, Dads, Hipsters and over 18s.

So you love pizza and you support the Jets?

Then check out this terrific home game promotional offer from Crust Pizza at Dulwich Hill:

Our post-match venue for this Saturday is the ever-popular Golden Barley Hotel at 165 Edgeware Road, Enmore:

Newtown’s highly-effective edge runner Kenny Niko is the subject of this week’s Truth Booth:

And the in-form Matt Evans is interviewed one-on-one by Alby Talarico:

If you missed it, be sure to take a look at this great shot by Mario Facchini of the Young Henry’s team doing a marvellous promotion for Hipsters Day 2017

The NSWRL has previewed this weekend’s round of ISP NSW games (plus there’s a great photo of Saulala Houma):

And the NSWRL issued these match statistics from last Saturday’s Newtown-Illawarra game:

There were some excellent photos taken at last Saturday’s thrilling Newtown-Illawarra clash: –

Gary Sutherland:

Mario Facchini:

Mike Magee:

Newtown Jets 2017 membership deals are still open:

And as we head into the winter months, check out the excellent range of Newtown Jets clothing and merchandise:

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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

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

Newtown forever - The Class of 1981. Image: Newtown RLFC Archives

1981 Grand Final Re-imagined

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