The Jets Head Into Another Must-win Encounter This Saturday
Newtown meets the Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles at Henson Park this Saturday, 19th June in the 15th round of the Knock-On Effect (KOE) NSW Cup competition.
This match is most assuredly a must-win encounter for both clubs as they strive to keep in touch with the competition’s top five.
The two clubs haven’t played each other as yet in the 2021 KOE NSW Cup, with the second match between the Jets and the Sea Eagles set down for Sunday, 29th August.
Newtown is coming off a chastening 32-16 loss to the competition leaders, Penrith at Henson Park last Saturday, while the Sea Eagles went down 30-22 to the Canberra Raiders at GIO Stadium, Canberra, also on Saturday, 12th June.
Newtown’s match details for this Saturday are:
NSWRL KOE NSW Cup – 15th Round
Saturday, 19th June 2021
Newtown (8th place, 13 points) v Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles (BWSE) ((9th place, 12 points)
Details of tomorrow’s curtain-raiser at Henson Park:
NSWRL Ron Massey Cup – 15th Round
Saturday, 19th June 2021
Glebe Dirty Reds v Ryde-Eastwood Hawks
Newtown’s team and player sponsors for Sunday are (as named on Tuesday evening):
Luke Metcalf (Kris Gale), Sione Katoa (Golden Barley Hotel), Josh Dugan (Charles Bailey Urbane Property Inner West), Mawene Hiroti (John Cahill and Jennifer Malone), Nene Macdonald (Golden Barley Hotel), Jack A Williams (Adam Whyte and Brasco), Chad Townsend (The Daaboul Family), Monty Raper (Loudon and Vaughan Private Wealth), Bronson Garlick (Nifty Foods), Gabe Hamlin (Wayne Leong and Kim Fuller), Daniel Vasquez (Dave Nelson and Steven Helmich), Kyle Paterson (Glen Archibald), Tom Hazelton (Mark Dewar).
Brock Gray (SMI – Sports Medicine Institute), Zac Woolford (BRI Ferrier and Label Plus), Ryan Verlinden (Manoosh Pizzeria), Ethan Natoli (Crust Pizza Dulwich Hill), Tom Caughlan (Good Fellows Sports and Socks).
Coach: Greg Matterson (Arc Commercial Furniture).
Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles (KOE NSW Cup partners of the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles RLFC):
Kaeo Weekes, Tolu Koula, Tim Simona, Jorge Taufua, Honeti Tuha, Kauri Aupouri-Puketapu, Zane Harris, Alex Tuitavake, Brad Keighran, Terrell May, Dane Aukafolau, Jordin Leiu, Denzal Tonise.
Interchange: Lucas Castle, Robbie Graham, Jacob Sykes, Lufusi Vea Tapaatoutai, Dylan Smith.
Coach: Matt Ballin.
Referee: Clayton Wills.
Sideline officials: Tom Cambourn, Ben Teague.
The Newtown RLFC extends best wishes to Boyd Cordner following the announcement of his retirement from rugby league.
Boyd has had a magnificent rugby league career and was a successful captain with the Sydney Roosters, NSW and Australia.
He played for Newtown in the 2009 SG Ball Cup team and it was apparent at that early stage of his career that he was a major emerging talent.
Boyd also played NSW Cup on several occasions for Newtown in 2011, including one performance against Canterbury-Bankstown on the 21st May 2011 that was described at the time as being a complete tour de force.
The Newtown Jets might have lost to Penrith last Saturday but this bravura performance by Nene Macdonald was arguably the best try scored on the day.
There were great lead-up passes by Zac Woolford and Chad Townsend as well.
Here’s the link: https://www.facebook.com/newtownrlfc/videos/4282001281880252