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ROUND 12 - SATURDAY 25TH MAY

 3:00pm

         Henson Park            (Wilson Blacklock Cup)

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Schofield King’s Throwback Thursday: Jets Blow it Against Bulldogs

Seeing as 2021 marks 40 years since our club’s remarkable charge to the 1981 NSWRFL Grand Final, this year Schofield King’s Throwback Thursday will focus exclusively on that season.

Each week we’ll revisit the fixture from the corresponding round in a series of articles that we hope will take our long-time fans on a fun journey down memory lane, while also educating our newer fans on our club’s illustrious history.


ROUND 18

Newtown blew an opportunity to take joint lead of the competition after a comprehensive 18-3 loss to Canterbury at Henson Park.

With Cronulla beating Eastern Suburbs 12-10 that same afternoon, Newtown had the chance to join the Roosters at the top of the ladder, but their shock loss to 11th-placed Canterbury saw the Jets fall from second to fourth after being overtaken by the Sharks and Eels.

Things started well for the Jets with John Ferguson scoring after just four minutes, but late in the first half, five-eighth Garry Hughes turned the game in Canterbury’s favour, setting up back-to-back tries for Steve Mortimer and Steve Gearin with expertly executed kicks. 

Despite losing Geoff Robinson and Neil Baker, the Bulldogs were able to extend their lead to 15-3 when Peter Cassilies crossed midway through the second term, while stand-in fullback Greg Sankey put the result beyond doubt when he scampered over in the 68th minute.

Despite exerting some pressure early in the second half, Newtown were clearly out of sorts. Their attack lacked creativity and their runners made easy meat for the eager Canterbury defence. To make matters worse, stars Brian Hetherington and Barry Jensen looked to be in real trouble after sustaining injuries during the match.


Canterbury 18 (S.Gearin, S.Mortimer, P.Cassilies, G.Sankey tries; Gearin 3 goals) def. Newtown 3 (J.Ferguson try). 


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Newtown Jets Team List v Penrith Panthers Sat 25th May, 2024

Newtown second-rower and team captain Billy Burns (in possession) was in top form as the Jets ran up a big win over the Newcastle Knights. Tom Rodwell (in the headgear) is in the background.
Photo: Mario Facchini, mafphotography

Jets in biggest win of the season as they run riot in the second half

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Newtown Jets Team List v Newcastle Knights Sun 19th May 2024

Newtown Jets fullback Kade Dykes (in possession) was in superb form on Sunday, scoring three tries, including the winning try in the last ninety seconds of the game. Other Newtown players in the photo are (from the left) Sam Healey, Jackson Ferris and Khaled Rajab. Photo: Mario Facchini/mafphotography

Jets snatch victory in the last ninety seconds of the game

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Newtown Jets Team List v Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles Sun 12th May 2024

Newtown Jets back-rower Billy Burns bursts through the Dragons defence on Saturday. Jets centre and goal-kicker Mawene Hiroti is at the left of the photo. Photo: Mario Facchini, mafphotography)

Second half points surge puts the Jets back in the winner’s circle

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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.