Newtown Jets utility forward Kurt Kara breaks past the Wests Tigers defence, with his team-mates (from the left) Anthony Moraitis, Jaline Graham and Jordan Drew all in the picture. Photo: Michael Magee Photography.
Newtown Jets utility forward Kurt Kara breaks past the Wests Tigers defence, with his team-mates (from the left) Anthony Moraitis, Jaline Graham and Jordan Drew all in the picture. Photo: Michael Magee Photography.

The Jets are coming off a good win, but they would be well advised to be extremely wary of the Bulldogs at Belmore

There will be some relief from the hot playing conditions as the Jets take on the Bulldogs on Friday night.

NSWRL Intrust Super Premiership NSW – Sixth Round; Friday, 8th April 2016; Belmore Sports Ground; Canterbury-Bankstown v Newtown; Kick-Off: 7.30pm.

Referee: Ryan Jackson. Touch Judges: Feras Karem and Mathew Damaso.

Newtown’s team for Friday night:

Mitch Brown (Capt), Jordan Drew, Jacob Gagan, Travis Robinson,, Matt Evans, Josh Cleeland, Fa’amanu Brown, Jason Schirnack, Kurt Capewell, Anthony Moraitis, David Fifita, Jesse Sene-Lefao, Matt McIlwrick. Bench: Junior Roqica, Kurt Kara, Kurt Dillon, Malakai Houma, Arana Taumata, Jaline Graham. Coach: Greg Matterson.

The Canterbury-Bankstown team is:

Brad Abbey, Reimis Smith, Jarrod McInally, Tyrone Phillips, Reuben Rennie, Matt Frawley, Dane Chisholm, Pat O’Hanlon, Lamar Liolevave, Raymond Faitala-Mariner, Makahesi Makatoa, Ray Moujalli, Craig Garvey. Bench: Bronson Garlick, Elias Sukkar, Renouf To’omaga Graham Clarke, Jake Kamire. Coach: Andrew Patmore.

The Jets will be looking to maintain the team momentum and the morale boost arising from last Saturday’s first-class showing against Wests Tigers at Henson Park.

The Bulldogs will welcome the arrival of giant back-rower Raymond Faitala-Mariner who has been transferred from the New Zealand Warriors.

Veteran Dogs front-rower Ray Moujalli is of course well known to Newtown Jets supporters.

All Canterbury teams are fierce competitors and Newtown will have to work extra hard to come away with a win from Belmore on Friday night.

The Newtown RLFC welcomed back a very popular identity to Henson Park last Saturday. Dr Grace Bryant, who has an outstanding sports medicine professional reputation, was the Jets’ team doctor for the day. Grace had been Newtown’s team doctor in the 1990’s and the early 2000’s, and she won many admirers and made many friends with the outstanding work she did for the club and for Rugby League in those years.

The Intrust Super Premiership NSW (ISP NSW) competition table after five rounds can be viewed on this link:

Newtown was well represented in the ISP NSW 5th round Team of the Week:

Check out all of Newtown’s tries from last Saturday on the ISP NSW 5th round highlights package:

Steele Sports interviewed Newtown Jets fullback and team captain Mitch Brown after the game on Saturday:

And rampaging front-rower David Fifita was also interviewed at Henson:

This enduring image from last Saturday’s successful Hipsters Day promotion at Henson Park just about says it all:

And Jets Director Jeff Gabriel explained to Matty Buxton from the NSWRL what is really special about Newtown’s diverse supporter base:

The Newtown club is very well served by the three photographers who regularly cover the Jets games. Gary Sutherland, Mario Facchini and Mike Magee were all at Henson Park on Saturday and here is the fruit of their labours: –

Gary Sutherland:

Mario Facchini:

Mike Magee:

The Cooks River Valley Times published this report on the Jet-Wests Tigers match on page 15 of today’s issue:

Long-time Newtown Jets supporter Manny Martin was the winner of last week’s Jets quiz. He correctly named Mathieu Julia as being one of the two French Rugby League players who played with Newtown back in 2004. The other French player with the Jets in that same year was Jean-Christophe Lavaux. (Another former Jets player with a French connection was Jason Baitieri who played with Newtown in 2010. Jason, the son of Tas Baitieri,  is currently playing with the very strong Catalan Dragons franchise in the UK Super League.)

Make sure you have some of your own cutting-edge Jets clothing and merchandise – go to: to make your selection (naturally you can make your purchases online).

The most practical way you can show your loyalty and support to Australia’s oldest Rugby League is by becoming a 2016 member, by either joining up or renewing your club membership. Revenue from annual memberships is a critical aspect of our club’s income stream. Please go this link to make your choice of 2016 Newtown Jets membership packages:



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Newtown RLFC Assistant Coach Tony Barnes talks with the Jets players at the first break during Saturday's trial match at the Morry Breen Field, Wyong. Photo: Steven Russo

Jets late try snatches victory from the Knights

Image: Steven Russo

Birthday greetings to the mighty Newtown Rugby League Football Club!

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Best wishes for Christmas and for 2024 from the Newtown Jets to all of our members, supporters and friends in the world of Rugby League football.


Newtown Jets Garage Sale / Fan Day on Saturday, 25th November at Henson Park – plus a special pre-Christmas Trading Day on Saturday, 2nd December at 43-45 Carrington Road, Marrickville!

Hard-running centre Nene Macdonald played on numerous occasions for the Newtown Jets in 2021.  Last Sunday Nene was playing for Papua-New Guinea against the Cook Islands in the 2023 Pacific Championships - Pacific Bowl and he scored four tries. (Photo: Mike Magee).

Information about 2024 Newtown RLFC memberships; Newtown Jets playing in the 2023 Pacific Championship Series; and a reminder about Newtown RLFC merchandise.

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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.