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
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.
Here’s some news about a great Newtown RLFC membership promotion – plus the Newtown Jets are going to the 2022 World Cup … and how!
Newtown Jets respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the Land and pay our respects to their Elders past and present. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on and that the land area encompassing Henson Park traditionally belonged to the Gadigal people of the Eora nation.