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Big Wes Lolo is first out of the blocks in this pre-season training exercise at Henson Park. Photo: Wayne Leong
Big Wes Lolo is first out of the blocks in this pre-season training exercise at Henson Park. Photo: Wayne Leong

The Jets and the Dirty Reds set to renew an ancient rivalry

The Newtown Jets and the Glebe Dirty Reds, two of rugby league’s oldest clubs, will meet in a pre-season trial match at Wentworth Park on Sunday, 16th February.

This showdown will be the first time that these two foundation clubs have met in a rugby league match in 91 years. This has all the makings of a very competitive and spirited trial match. The Glebe Dirty Reds are Newtown’s partnership club in the NSWRL Ron Massey Cup competition and the players in both squads will be vying for a place in the 2020 Newtown Jets Canterbury Cup NSW team.

The Dirty Reds have staged trial matches at their spiritual home, Wentworth Park, in 2018 and 2019. It will be quite a sight to see Glebe’s maroon and white colours matched up against Newtown’s world famous royal blue strip.

Newtown’s 2020 trial match dates are as follows:

First Trial Match:

Glebe Dirty Reds v Newtown Jets

Date: Sunday, 16th February

Venue: Wentworth Park, Glebe

Kick-Off: 4.00pm.

Curtain-Raiser: NSWRL Sydney Shield trial game.

Second Trial Match:

Newtown v Canterbury-Bankstown

Date: Saturday, 22nd February

Venue: Henson Park

Kick-Off: 5.00pm.

Curtain-Raisers: Cronulla Sharks v Canterbury Bulldogs in a Jersey Flegg trial match at 3.00pm. There will be a full round of Sydney Roosters junior representative matches (Harold Matthews, SG Ball and Tarsha Gale) prior to the Jersey Flegg trial.

Third Trial Match:

Newtown v Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles

Date: Sunday, 1st March

Venue: Henson Park

Kick-Off: 3.00pm (to be confirmed)

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Most Newtown Jets supporters would have seen the black and white version of this photo of the Newtown RLFC NSWRL first grade premiership-winning team of 1943, captained by the mighty Frank “Bumper” Farrell and coached by Arthur Folwell. This colourised version has been kindly supplied by a Newtown Jets supporter named Coll who has done a number of other interesting colourisations as well.

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