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

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Parramatta 1981 100


Newtown Jets head coach Greg Matterson has named his team for Friday afternoon’s clash with Newcastle at Central Coast Stadium.

After missing round 1 through injury, Luke Metcalf is set to make his debut for the Jets at fullback with Honeti Tuha moved onto the wing. The team also has a new centre combination with Jonah Ngaronoa and Kayal Iro replacing injured duo Tyrone Phillips and Jackson Ferris.

2019 captain Jack A.Williams returns in the halves, while Kayleb Milne and Dylan O’Connor also join the side. This week’s game is set to kick-off at 3:30pm on Friday.


1. Luke Metcalf (Kris Gale & Brasco)
2. Edward Aiono (Golden Barley Hotel)
3. Jonah Ngaronoa (Charles Bailey Urbane Property Inner West)
4. Kayal Iro (John Cahill & Jennifer Malone)
5. Honeti Tuha (Golden Barley Hotel)
6. Jack A Williams (Adam Whyte)
7. Manaia Rudolph (The Daaboul Family)
8. Thomas Hazelton (Mark Dewar)
9. Zac Woolford (Glen Archibald)
10. Daniel Vasquez (Dave Nelson & Steven Helmich)
11. Kayleb Milne (Manoosh Pizzeria)
12. Bronson Garlick (Nifty Foods)
13. Gabe Hamlin (Loudon & Vaughan Private Wealth)

14. Monty Raper (BRI Ferrier & Label Plus)
15. Kyle Paterson (Wayne Leong & Kim Fuller)
16. Brock Gray (Good Fellows Sports & Socks)
22. Dylan O’Connor (SMI – Sports Medicine Institute)

Coach: Greg Matterson (Arc Commercial Furniture)

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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

Sydney Mutual Bank
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Petersham RSL
Back of Jersey

Back of Jersey, Training Gear, Socks

Jersey Minor

John Singleton Group

Schofield King Lawyers

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The Henson
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Sydney Park Hotel
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Sports Medicine Institute
Medical Services & Rehabilitation

Label Plus
Major Sponsor

Arista Technologies
Technology Partner