The Jets and Raiders Meet Again After a Fourteen-Year Hiatus.
The Newtown Jets will take on the Canberra Raiders in round four of the Knock-On Effect NSW Cup at Belconnen Oval this Saturday, 3rd April at 4.00pm.
The Jets and Raiders last competed against each other in the former NSWRL Premier League competition in 2007. The Raiders then elected to form a partnership with the Queensland Cup club Souths-Logan from 2008 to 2011, before linking up with Mounties in the NSW Cup in 2012. The Raiders-Mounties association ended at the end of 2020.
Saturday’s match will be a tough task for the Jets who had a bad run of injuries in last Saturday’s match against Parramatta, plus there were several injuries in the Cronulla Sharks ranks.
Newtown’s match details on Saturday are:
NSWRL Knock-On Effect NSW Cup
Saturday, 3rd April 2021
Raiders Belconnen Oval (Hardwick Crescent, Holt, ACT)
Canberra Raiders v Newtown
Newtown’s team is (with sponsors’ names in brackets):
Luke Metcalf (Kris Gale), Edward Aiono (Golden Barley Hotel), Jonah Ngaronoa (Charles Bailey Urbane Property Inner West), Kayal Iro (John Cahill & Jennifer Malone), Honeti Tuha (Golden Barley Hotel), Jack A Williams (Adam Whyte), Manaia Rudolph (The Daaboul Family), Thomas Hazelton (Mark Dewar), Zac Woolford (Glen Archibald), Daniel Vasquez (Dave Nelson & Steven Helmich), Brock Gray (Manoosh Pizzeria), Bronson Garlick (Nifty Foods), Monty Raper (Loudon & Vaughan Private Wealth).
Brock Ilett (BRI Ferrier & Label Plus), Kyle Paterson (Wayne Leong & Kim Fuller), Ethan Natoli (Good Fellows Sports & Socks), Duwanye Mariner (SMI – Sports Medicine Institute), Tom Caughlan (Brasco).
Coach: Greg Matterson (Arc Commercial Furniture).
This Newtown team is subject to changes.
The Canberra Raiders team is:
Caleb Aekins, Elijah Andersen, Albert Hopoate, Matthew Timoko, Brigham Moeakiola, Matt Frawley, Brad Schneider, Emre Guler, Adrian Trevilyan, Corey Horsburgh, Corey Harawira-Naera, Harry Rushton, Darby Medlyn.
Interchange: Adam Cook, Kai O’Donnell, Keaton Walkington-Meads, Leo Thompson, Silafano Titiuti, Siaiku Tapa.
Coach: Peter Marrapodi.
An important message about a player who contributed so much to the Newtown Jets in his playing career:
The 2012 NSW Cup premiership-winning front-rower Mose Masoe has a long battle ahead of him after sustaining a serious spinal injury with playing for the Super League club Hull KR.
Mose played with Newtown on numerous occasions between 2010 and 2012 and turned on some rousing performances in the 2012 NSW Cup finals series.
The Men of League organisation has organised an appeal to help Mose bring his family back to Australia to rebuild his life.
Please make a donation to assist Mose and his family – it will be greatly appreciated.
The link to the Men of League Mose Masoe donations page is: https://menofleague.com/mose-masoe/
Here is a list of links to the various Newtown RLFC media sites that will enable you to access all the information you need for the 2021 season:
Newtown RLFC email newsletter: email firstname.lastname@example.org and ask to be subscribed to the regular Jets newsletter.
Newtown RLFC website: www.newtownjets.com
Newtown RLFC Facebook: www.facebook.com/newtownrlfc
Newtown RLFC Twitter: www.twitter.com/newtownrlfc
Newtown RLFC Instagram: www.instagram.com/newtownrlfc
And for purchasing Newtown Jets clothing and merchandise online: www.newtownjetsclothing.com.au