Penrith Panthers are on the rise and present a real danger to Newtown on Saturday
Penrith Panthers are one of the real danger teams of the Intrust Super Premiership and they are about to meet the Newtown Jets for the first time this season.
Jets supporters will remember Jamie Soward’s strong performances back in 2006 and 2007. Tomorrow (Saturday, 25th June) will be the first time he has played against Newtown.
Tomorrow also marks ten years since Newtown has played a competition game at the St Marys Leagues Stadium. The Jets had a huge win there in 2005 when Nathan Merritt set a club individual points scoring record for one game (5 tries, 10 goals, 40 points). A year later in 2006, and this time as partners of the Sydney Roosters, Newtown had another big win against the then Penrith-St Marys Cougars.
NSWRL ISP NSW – 16th Round
Saturday, 25th June 2016
St Marys Leagues Stadium
Penrith v Newtown
This game is being broadcast live on Steele Sports, www.steelesports.com.au
Newtown’s team for Saturday is:
Mitch Brown (Capt), Travis Robinson, Jaline Graham, Matt Evans, Corin Smith, Josh Cleeland, Fa’amanu Brown, Kurt Kara, Anthony Moraitis, Kurt Capewell, Harrison Muller, Matt McIlwrick, Jesse Sene-Lefao.
Bench: Jason Schirnack, Malakai Houma, Kenny Niko, Tarel Elmasri.
Coach: Greg Matterson.
Penrith’s team is:
Dylan Edwards, Josh Hall, George Jennings, Will Smith, Malakai Watene-Zelzniak, Zach Dockar-Clay, Jamie Soward, Brendon Attwood, Corey Harawira-Naera, Kaide Ellis, Andy Saunders, Sione Katoa, Viliame Kikau.
Bench: Jarome Luai, Oliver Clark, Paea Pua, Jerry Key, Ratu Tuisese, Wellington Albert.
Coach: Steve Georgallis.
How the NSWRL has previewed all the games in Round 16: http://www.nswrl.com.au/news/2016/06/23/previews_intrust_sup.html
There will be a highlights package from Round 15 on the NSWRL website, www.nswrl.com.au, from 5.00pm this afternoon (Friday, 24th June). Make sure you check out all of Newtown’s tries from last Saturday against the competition leaders, the New Zealand Warriors.
Here is the ISP NSW competition table after 15 rounds: http://www.nswrl.com.au/intrust-super-premiership-nsw/ladder1.html
Please make note of the details for Newtown’s next home game:
NSWRL ISP NSW – Postponed match from Round 13
Friday, 1st July 2016
Newtown v Illawarra Cutters
Make sure you subscribe to our new YouTube Channel for all the latest Newtown Jets video updates and interviews. The Newtown Jets Channel is the YouTube home of Australia’s oldest Rugby League club: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCavSFxlrLGYm_hsnw-mtLPQ Currently showing on the Newtown Jets Channel are the Rugby League’s Next Gen series of interviews with Jets players Mitch Brown, Travis Robinson and Matt McIlwrick.
Be sure also to take a look at Rugby League Next Gen’s YouTube interviews with Kurt Capewell, Josh Cleeland and Jordan Drew: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTlhlh0JuOI
Winter is here and there are sensational new lines in Newtown Jets merchandise. When you’re next at Henson Park you can select and buy your new clothing and merchandise directly from Olga and her highly-competent sales staff. If you can’t get to a home game, you can of course buy Newtown Jets clothing and merchandise online by going to: www.newtownjetsclothing.com.au
News on former Newtown Jets players:
The Newtown RLFC was well represented at the Men of League benefit function held at Canterbury Leagues Club on the 3rd June for Bill Noonan. Bill was a former New Zealand Rugby League international who played with Canterbury-Bankstown from 1970 to 1978, and then with Newtown in 1979 and 1980. He is one of the most respected players of his generation, and was described by Warren Ryan as being “the most professional Rugby League player he ever coached”. Sadly, Bill has not been in good health and the Newtown RLFC extends best wishes to Bill and his family.
Grant Millington is currently playing with Castleford in the UK Super League competition. He played for Newtown in 2006 and 2007 and scored a spectacular try against the Penrith-St Marys Cougars when the Jets last played at St Marys Leagues Stadium back in 2006.
Mark Kheirallah is still tearing them up in the UK Kingstone Press League 1 competition. He recently scored 40 points (with 4 tries and 12 goals) in his team Toulouse Olympique’s 84-6 win against Keighley. Jono Ford played with Toulouse Olympique in the same game.
Frank-Paul Nuuausala is transferring from the Canberra Raiders to the famous Wigan club. (This transfer also means that big Frank-Paul won’t be available for Mounties for the rest of 2016).
Clinton Toopi played for Newtown in 2000 when the club had a one-season partnership with the Auckland Warriors NRL franchise. Clinton is still playing at 36 years of age, with the Runaway Bay RLFC in the Gold Coast Rugby League competition. Clinton James Te-Whata Toopi played with the Auckland Warriors, New Zealand Warriors, Leeds and the Gold Coast Titans during his professional career, along with many appearances for New Zealand.