Penrith vs. Newtown
Saturday, 8th May, 1pm
The Jets visit Cessnock again as part of the NSWRL Country Round of Matches Promotional Weekend
Third-placed Newtown plays away to fifth-placed Wentworthville at Cessnock on Saturday evening (30th April).
NSWRL Intrust Super Premiership NSW – 9th Round; Saturday, 30th April 2016; Cessnock Sports Ground; Wentworthville v Newtown; Kick-Off: 4.45pm.
Referee: Matt Noyen.
Touch Judges: Benjamin Teague and John Woods.
This ISP NSW 9th Round match will be preceded at the Cessnock Sports Ground by Newcastle Rugby League district competition fixtures between the Cessnock Goannas and Lakes United.
Arana Taumata, Travis Robinson, Jordan Drew, Matt Evans, Jacob Gagan, Josh Cleeland, Fa’amanu Brown, David Fifita, Matt McIlwrick, Jesse Sene-Lefao, Anthony Moraitis, Kurt Capewell, Jason Schirnack. Bench: Junior Roqica, Kurt Kara, Malakai Houma, Jaline Graham, Kurt Dillon. Coach: Greg Matterson.
Kieren Moss, Bureta Faraimo, Vai toutai, Scott Schulte, Honeti Tuha, Michael Doolan, Mitch Cornish, Rory O’Brien, Cameron King, David Gower, James Hasson, Cody Nelson (Capt), Joseph Ualesi. Bench: Blake Cook, Ryan Morgan, Adrian Ha’angana, Aaron Pene, Jack Madden. Coach: Joey Grima.
Newtown Jets supporters need not despair about the possibility of lost gate takings – this match is officially designated as a Wentworthville home game.
Wenty is coming off a 40-18 mauling at the hands of Wests Tigers last weekend and will be primed for a much-improved performance. They are one of the most improved teams in the 2016 ISP NSW and this is a real danger game for the Jets.
Newtown is in third place on the competition table, but no fewer than five clubs are only one point behind the Jets.
Newtown’s team captain Mitch Brown is out with a knee injury.
There is a general bye next weekend (7th and 8th May) for all clubs in the ISP NSW competition. This is the annual representative games weekend and the ISP NSW rep team will be playing their Queensland equivalents, the Intrust Super Cup Queensland rep team.
Newtown’s next ISP NSW game is against the competition leaders Mounties at Henson Park on Saturday, 14th May at Henson Park, set down for a 3.00pm kick-off. This home game occasion is officially named as Ladies Day, when the Newtown RLFC pays tribute to the enormous role played by so many women in all aspects of the modern Rugby League game.
If you’re not a member of the Newtown RLFC, please be assured you are still very welcome to join up for 2016. There is no way you can make a stronger statement as to your loyalty to this famous old Rugby League institution, and your membership helps provide an invaluable financial life-stream to the future viability of our club. It might be you’ve been a member in the past – you’re most certainly welcome to rejoin. Please encourage any other Jets supporters you know who aren’t members to get on board. Here is your link to all the necessary information about becoming a Newtown RLFC member: http://bit.ly/1N4xKZ8
There is a great range of 2016 Newtown Jets clothing and merchandise for you to choose from. Naturally you can either buy online or contact the club directly. To check out the range of items and for information about your intended purchases, go to this link: http://bit.ly/18l7MvE
You can keep with all the very latest Newtown Jets news and developments on our club’s Twitter, Facebook and Instagram sites. Spread the word amongst all your friends to subscribe to these excellent services:
Newtown Jets Twitter: www.twitter.com/newtownrlfc
Newtown Jets Facebook: www.facebook.com/newtownrlfc
Newtown Jets website: www.newtownjets.com
Newtown Jets Instagram: www.instagram.com/newtownrlfc
The Newtown RLFC is mentioned in this week’s Big League magazine (Round 9 issue) on pages 9 and 14.
And there is a Newtown Jets article and Mario Facchini action photograph in this week’s issue of the Cooks River Valley Times (Wednesday, 27th April, page 19): http://bit.ly/1TzqcwC
The latest Newtown Jets alumni news:
The club has written to Mitch Aubusson to congratulate him on reaching the magnificent milestone of his 200th NRL match with the Sydney Roosters. Mitch really is one of the good guys of the Rugby League game.
Former players Nene McDonald and Rhyse Martin have both been named in the Papua-New Guinea Test team to play Fiji next Saturday, 7th May.