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Saturday, 3rd July, 3pm
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Schofield King’s Throwback Thursday: Jets Turn the Tables on Eels

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 12

Newtown further consolidated their status as premiership contenders in 1981 with an impressive 14-9 win over Parramatta at Henson Park.

The Eels had smashed the Jets 33-9 in their opening game of the season, but the Bluebags reversed the result in fine style during the return fixture to maintain second spot on the premiership ladder. 

26-year-old rookie John Ferguson was the man of the moment, scoring all three of the Jets’ three tries, in a performance that had pundits wondering why it had taken the Glen Innes product so long to crack the Sydney scene. 

Despite losing the toss and running into the breeze, Newtown took complete control from the outset, executing an astute defensive game plan that shut Parramatta’s potent backline out of the game.

Ferguson’s first two tries had the Jets ahead 8-2 at halftime, while Parramatta didn’t manage their first try until the 71st minute of play.

Ferguson wasn’t the only player to star for the home side though. Fellow winger Ray Blacklock posed a threat to the Parramatta defence every time he touched the ball, while lock Graeme O’Grady also played strongly.

After the match, Jets coach Warren Ryan revealed that the club had been receiving an influx of mail from newfound Newtown fans who had started supporting the club after watching them during their recent string of ABC Saturday afternoon games.

Newtown 14 (J.Ferguson 3 tries; Wilson 2 goals, field goal) def. Parramatta 9 (Atkins try; Cronin 3 goals) 


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July 14, 2018 - North Sydney, New South Wales, Australia - Newtown Jets players with the Frank Hyde Shield during the NSWRL Intrust Super Premiership Round Eighteen match between the North Sydney Bears and the Newtown Jets at North Sydney Oval in North Sydney, New South Wales. (Mario Facchini/mafphotography)

There’s a big day Coming up at Henson Park on Saturday, 3rd July

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Schofield King’s Throwback Thursday: Ryan Rattles Roosters

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Jets Secure Victory with 26 Unanswered Points in the Second Half

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ROUND 15 LATE CHANGES

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Henson Park crowd favourite Billy Magoulias has his arm free and ready to get a trademark off-load away in last Saturday’s match at Henson Park.

 

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The Jets Head Into Another Must-win Encounter This Saturday

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