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ROUND 7 - SATURDAY 20TH APRIL

3:00pm

Henson Park, Marrickville

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Schofield King’s Throwback Thursday: Sharks succumb to Jets

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 9 (Rescheduled)

Newtown sealed second place on the competition ladder with a hard-fought 12-6 win over Cronulla in their rescheduled round nine fixture at Endeavour Field. 

It was very much a win built on strong defence with Newtown having to withstand wave after wave of Cronulla attack during the first half.

“They (Cronulla) threw everything at us during the first half, except the goal posts,” Newtown coach Warren Ryan said after the game.

“It speaks volumes for how my blokes handled the pressure. They wanted to win.”

A try to winger John Jarvie gave Cronulla a 3-2 lead after 20 minutes, but Ken Wilson’s second goal of the afternoon put the Jets ahead by a point in the 50th minute.

Steve Bowden then extended Newtown’s lead when he barged over from dummy half 15 minutes later, before Ray Blacklock sealed the game with a lovely touchdown in the 73rd minute.

While all of Newtown’s forwards played well, it was Bowden who really shone. On top of scoring a try, the much-improved prop caused plenty of headaches for the Cronulla attack with his ferocious tackling. 

The only point of concern for Newtown was an injury to lock Graeme O’Grady who suffered a suspected fractured collarbone.


Newtown 12 (R.Blacklock, S.Bowden tries; K.Wilson 3 goals) def. Cronulla (J.Jarvie, S.Rogers tries)


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Dawn Singleton, Rest in Peace

RIP Bob Lanigan, 1943-2024. (Photo: NRL)

Vale Bob Lanigan

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Newtown Jets Team List v South Sydney Rabbitohs Sat 13th April 2024

The Newtown Jets middle forward Max Bradbury heads straight into the furnace of the Canberra Raiders forwards' defence. Photo: Mario Facchini/mafphotography

Jets salvage a competition point with a determined display against strong opponents

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Newtown Jets Team List v Canberra Raiders Sat 30th March, 2024

Newtown's fullback on Sunday was Liam Ison, who was making his NSW Cup debut for the Jets. He had an outstanding game, including scoring the try that enabled Newtown to draw level with Western Suburbs in the 76th minute. Photo: Mario Facchini (mafphotography)

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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.