The Newtown Jets are back on mainstream free to air television in a Minor Premiership game for the first time in 35 years!
The Jets travel to the foot of the Blue Mountains this Saturday to take on last year’s ISP NSW premiers and State Championship winners, Penrith Panthers. This game will be shown live on Channel Nine at 1.00pm, making it Newtown’s first appearance on free to air in a Minor Premiership TV clash since 1983. This is a fixture of considerable importance to both clubs.
NSWRL Intrust Super Premiership NSW – Round Four
Saturday, 31st March 2018
Penrith (5th place) v Newtown (9th place)
This match will be televised live on Channel Nine from 1.00pm.
It will also be broadcast live on Hawksbury 89.9 FM
Referee: Damian Briscoe
Touch Judges: Damien Brady and Mark Bohan
Will Kennedy, Matt Evans, Aaron Gray, Reubenn Rennie, Edrick Lee, Jack Williams, Kyle Flanagan, Braden Uele, Blayke Brailey, Kurt Dillon, Scott Sorensen, Briton Nikora, Jack Williams.
Interchange: Anthony Moraitis, Billy Magoulias, Daniel Vasquez, Wes Lolo, Jesse Marschke.
Coach: Greg Matterson.
Caleb Aekins, Ratu Tuiese, Adam Keighran, Tom Eisenuth, Joey Peato, Chad O’Donnell, Liam Coleman, Oliver Clark, Sione Katoa, Paea Pua, Liam Martin, Reed Izzard, Kaide Ellis.
Interchange: Soni Luke, Sarafu Fatiaki, Henry Seumanu, Atonio Pelesasa.
Coach: Guy Missio.
Braden Uele made his debut with Newtown last Sunday against Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles. This New Zealand-born front-rower played his junior rugby league with the Point Chevalier and Glenora clubs in Auckland before signing with the Sydney Roosters. Braden is 23 years old, 191 cm in height and weighs 115 kg. He represented the Junior Kiwis in 2014 and 2015 and transferred from the Roosters to the North Queensland Cowboys in 2015. He made his NRL debut with the Cowboys in 2017 and is currently on a two-year contract with the Cronulla Sharks.