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Never underestimate the power of a good hairdo! Newtown winger Edrick Lee (sporting a cornrow hairstyle for the new rugby league season) in action for the Jets last Saturday against Wyong. Photo: Mario Facchini (MAF Photography)
Never underestimate the power of a good hairdo! Newtown winger Edrick Lee (sporting a cornrow hairstyle for the new rugby league season) in action for the Jets last Saturday against Wyong. Photo: Mario Facchini (MAF Photography)

Round Two is a good time to start winning

Both teams playing this Thursday evening (15th March) are coming off narrow defeats last weekend. The Newtown Jets lost 25-24 to the Wyong Roos and the Dragons went down 22-20 to Mounties. The Dragons now play under the St George Illawarra name after having played in 2017 as Illawarra RLFC. This match is technically a Dragons home game but they have opted to play as the main curtain-raiser to the Cronulla Sharks-Dragons NRL local derby on Thursday night.

Coaches Greg Matterson (Jets) and Mat Head (Dragons) will be looking for their teams to win their first games of the 2018 season.

Briton Nikora makes his debut for Newtown after an impressive trial match performance against Western Suburbs on the 24th February. Briton is a second-rower who weighs 95 kg and is 185 cm tall. He is originally from Mount Maunganui in the Bay of Plenty region of New Zealand, and is a product of the Parkwood Saints (Qld) junior club. He played with the Cronulla Sharks NYC (under 20’s) team in 2016 and 2017, and he represented the Junior Kiwis in 2017. Malakai Houma who played last Saturday is injured.

NSWRL Intrust Super Premiership NSW – Round Two

Thursday, 15th March 2018

Southern Cross Group Stadium (Woolooware)

St George Illawarra v Newtown

Kick-Off: 5.30pm.

Newtown’s team is:

Will Kennedy, Matt Evans, Jesse Ramien, Reubenn Rennie, Edrick Lee, Jack Williams, Jesse Marschke, Jack Williams, Scott Sorensen, Briton Nikora, Brock Ilett, Blayke Brailey, Wes Lolo.

Interchange: Anthony Moraitis, Jaimin Jolliffe, Ben Marschke, Billy Magoulias.

Coach: Greg Matterson.

St George Illawarra:

Jai Field, John Tohi, Patrick Herbert, Matheson Johns, Reuben Garrick, Adam Clune, Darren Nicholls, Mitchell Allgood, Reece Robson, Josh Kerr, James Hasson, Jackson Ford, Blake Lawrie.

Interchange: Jack Payne, Damian Sironen, Ashley Nisbet, Stuart Mason, TJ Uele.

Coach: Mat Head.

The Newtown RLFC regrets to announce the recent passing of long-time supporter Joe Riley. Joe lived in Swansea in his retirement and had been a regular at Henson Park home games for many years. The club extends sincere condolences to his grand-daughter Leeanne Riley and her family.

Last week’s quiz prize was quickly claimed. The five former Newtown Jets playing for the Burleigh Bears in 2018 are Sami Sauiluma, Henare Wells, Dallas Wells, Pat Politoni and Josh Ailaomai.

There’s still time to either renew your Newtown Jets membership package or to join the membership base of the nation’s oldest rugby league club. You can find out how to renew or join and take a look at the fine array of membership packages that are available by going to this link:  http://www.newtownjets.com/jets-membership-2018/

You can make your choices of what Newtown Jets clothing and merchandise you would like to acquire by going to this website: www.newtownjetsclothing.com.au or you can call direct on (02) 8488 8211.

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Schofield King’s Throwback Thursday: Jets let it Slip

Most Newtown Jets supporters would have seen the black and white version of this photo of the Newtown RLFC NSWRL first grade premiership-winning team of 1943, captained by the mighty Frank “Bumper” Farrell and coached by Arthur Folwell. This colourised version has been kindly supplied by a Newtown Jets supporter named Coll who has done a number of other interesting colourisations as well.

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