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Some young guns out of the Cronulla Sharks development system – Kyle Pickering (left), Rhys Dakin and Samuel Stonestreet. Photo: John Trad
Some young guns out of the Cronulla Sharks development system – Kyle Pickering (left), Rhys Dakin and Samuel Stonestreet. Photo: John Trad

Samuel Stonestreet hat-trick seals dominant win for Jets

Courtesy of Anthony Eltarraf from the NSWRL.

The Newtown Jets put on a masterclass this afternoon to defeat the Parramatta Eels 42-12 at CommBank Stadium.

Newtown drew first blood before the 10-minute mark after a precisely-delivered short ball from the dummy-half Jayden Berrell found front-rower Caleb Uele, who crashed over beside the post.

Jets hooker Jayden Berrell went from ball-player to scorer just four minutes later, after collecting a loose ball and racing 50 metres to increase his side’s lead.

The 1908 Foundation Club boys continued their dominance after a penalty promoted them upfield. Things became worse for the Eels after fullback Jordan Rankin failed to clean up a grubber in the in-goal area, enabling winger Samuel Stonestreet to dive on the loose ball and extend the Jets lead to 18-0.

The Eels responded with a try of their own through Toni Mataele, who barged his way over the line before spinning and planting the ball down.

Parramatta reduced the deficit to 18-12 at half-time on the back of some Jake Arthur brilliance. The young halfback shaped to put a chip over the top of the Jets defence, before grubbering back on his inside for halves partner Brendan Hands to touch down between the posts.

The Jets squandered several opportunities early in the second half, but Lebanese World Cup representative Charbel Tasipale made no mistake with his chance by finishing off a right-side combination play between centre Jacob Gagan and Stonestreet.

Following the sin-binning of Parramatta winger Samuel Louizou due to a professional foul, the Jets returned to an 18-point lead when a left-side shift found former Australian Test winger Josh Mansour, who beat the fullback to score his second try of the season.

Two of Newtown’s backline strike weapons – Josh Mansour (left) and Kayal Iro at CommBank Stadium. Photo: John Trad

The visitors attacked the right side yet again, this time scoring through Stonestreet who dived over for his second try of the match. The Jets winger then secured his hat-trick with two minutes to go, after picking up a loose pass from the hosts to race 80 metres downfield and seal a commanding 42-12 win.

Match Snapshot

– The Eels didn’t make the game easy for themselves, with numerous errors and penalties conceded throughout the game, including three forward passes and a sin-binning.

– Newtown’s attack was well-nigh unstoppable, scoring on the left, right and down the middle as their talented spine controlled the game all over the pitch.

– The Jets’ defence was stirring in the second half, with two crucial try-savers from Mawene Hiroti and Kayal Iro allowing the Jets to maintain their lead and keep the Eels scoreless in the second forty minutes.

Play of the Game

Hiroti’s try saver on Rankin early in the second half stopped a possible momentum swing and comeback for the Eels. With just one player left to beat, Rankin stepped on the inside, appearing certain to score until Hiroti threw himself at the veteran, holding him and the ball up just three metres short of the try line.

What’s Next?

The Eels go up against the Sea Eagles next week still seeking their first victory of the season, while the Newtown Jets will try to make it three wins in a row when they travel to Canberra to face the Raiders.

Today’s match details: –

NSWRL Knock-On Effect NSW Cup – Second Round
Friday, 10th March 2023
CommBank Stadium, Parramatta
Parramatta v Newtown
Kick-Off: 3.30pm.

Newtown 42:
Samuel Stonestreet 3, Caleb Uele, Jayden Berrell, Charbel Tasipale, Josh Mansour tries;

Mawene Hiroti 7 conversions
Parramatta 12:

Toni Mataele, Brendan Hands tries;
Jordan Rankin 2 conversions.

Half-Time: Newtown led Parramatta 12-6.

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Weather: Sunny, 28 degrees.

Playing surface: Excellent.

Referee: Daniel Luttringer.

Touch Judges: Mitchell Stone, Ben Teague.

Newtown’s team was:
Fullback: Mawene Hiroti
Wingers: Samuel Stonestreet, Josh Mansour
Centres: Jacob Gagan, Kayal Iro
Halves: Daniel Atkinson, Niwhai Puru
Lock: Billy Magoulias (Capt)
Second-Rowers: Jordin Leiu, Charbel Tasipale
Front-Rowers: Caleb Uele, Rhys Dakin
Hooker: Jayden Berrell.
Interchange: Brad Fearnley, Wes Lolo, Kyle Pickering, Tyler Slade.
Reserve: Thomas Rodwell.
Blue Shirt Trainer: Tommy Haberecht
Yellow Shirt Trainer: Craig Tredinnick
Orange Shirt: Chris Moubarak

Coach: George Ndaira

Parramatta’s team:
Fullback: Jordan Rankin (Captain)
Wingers: Isaac Lumelume, Haze Dunster
Centres: Samuel Louizou, Zac Cini
Halves: Brendan Hands, Jake Arthur
Lock: Can Keir
Second-Rowers: Toni Mataele, Luca Moretti

Front-Rower: Ofahiki Ogden, Ky Rodwell

Hooker: Jayden Yates.
Interchange: Mitch Rein, Tevita Taumoepenu, Niko Apelu, Matthew Komolafe.

Reserve: Brock Parker.
Coach: Nathan Cayless.

Match Timeline:
8th minute: Caleb Uele try. Newtown 4-0

10th minute: Mawene Hiroti conversion. Newtown 6-0

12th minute: Jayden Berrell try. Newtown 10-0.

14th minute: Mawene Hiroti conversion. Newtown 12-0.

19th minute: Samuel Stonestreet try. Newtown 16-0.

20th minute: Mawene Hiroti conversion. Newtown 18-0.

24th minute: Toni Mataele try. Newtown 18-4.
26th minute: Jordan Rankin conversion. Newtown 18-6.

31st minute: Brendan Hands try. Newtown 18-10.
32nd minute: Jordan Rankin conversion. Newtown 18-12.

Half-Time: Newtown led 18-12.

54th minute: Charbel Tasipale try. Newtown 22-12.
56th minute: Mawene Hiroti conversion. Newtown 24-12.

59th minute: Samuel Louizou (Parramatta) sin-binned.

65th minute: Josh Mansour try. Newtown 28-12.
67th minute: Mawene Hiroti conversion. Newtown 30-12.

71st minute: Samuel Stonestreet try. Newtown 34-12.
72nd minute: Mawene Hiroti conversion. Newtown 36-12.

77th minute: Samuel Stonestreet try. Newtown 40-12.

79th minute: Mawene Hiroti conversion. Newtown 42-12.

Full-Time: Newtown 42 defeated Parramatta 12.

Match Statistics:
Completions: –
First Half: Newtown 14/17 (82%), Parramatta 14/18 (78%)
Second Half: Newtown 13/19 (68%), Parramatta 8/13 (62%)
Full-Time: Newtown 27/36 (75%), Parramatta 22/31 (71%).

First half: Newtown 65 tackles (50%), Parramatta 65 tackles (50%)
Second Half: Newtown 62 tackles (53%), Parramatta 56 tackles (47%)

Full-Time: Newtown 127 tackles (51%), Parramatta 121 tackles (49%.

First Half: Newtown 3, Parramatta 3
Second Half: Newtown 2, Parramatta 0

Full-Time: Newtown 5, Parramatta 3.

Newtown’s next game details:

NSWRL Knock-On Effect NSW Cup – Round Three
Sunday, 19th March 2023
GIO Stadium, Canberra

Canberra Raiders v Newtown Jets

Kick-Off: 4.00pm.

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