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1981 Grand Final Re-imagined:
Newtown vs. Parramatta
Sunday 26th September, 3pm

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The Newtown Jets and Illawarra Cutters last met under lights at Henson Park on the night of the 1st July. The Cutters finished second on the ISP NSW competition points table after 25 rounds and the Newtown Jets finished fourth. Photo: Mike Magee Photography
The Newtown Jets and Illawarra Cutters last met under lights at Henson Park on the night of the 1st July. The Cutters finished second on the ISP NSW competition points table after 25 rounds and the Newtown Jets finished fourth. Photo: Mike Magee Photography

The Newtown Jets are one game away from the 2016 ISP NSW Grand Final

It’s the Newtown Jets and the Illawarra Cutters at Leichhardt Oval this Sunday, with the winner going through to the Grand Final.

The match is being live streamed on the NSW Rugby League website (www.nswrl.com.au) and will also be broadcast live by Steele Sports (www.steelesports.com.au)

The experienced and very capable Jesse Sene-Lefao rejoins the Jets for this Sunday’s pathway match into the 2016 ISP NSW Grand Final.

NSWRL Intrust Super Premiership NSW

Preliminary Final

Sunday, 18th September 2016

Leichhardt Oval

Newtown v Illawarra Cutters

Kick-Off: 5.15pm.

The other ISP NSW Preliminary Final is between Mounties and Wests Tigers, and is also being played on Sunday, 18th September, at Leichhardt Oval. This match kicks off at 3.15pm.

Newtown’s team for Sunday is:

Jaline Graham, Corin Smith, Kenny Niko, Matt Evans, Jacob Gagan, Josh Cleeland, Fa’amanu Brown, Junior Roqica, Matt McIlwrick (Capt), Jesse Sene-Lefao, Malakai Houma, Anthony Moraitis, Kurt Kara.

Interchange: Jason Schirnack, Brent Anderson, Kurt Dillon, Harrison Muller, Saulala Houma, Arana Taumata.

Coach: Greg Matterson.

The Illawarra Cutters team is:

Adam Quinlan, Kurt Mann, Taane Milne, Levi Dodd, Kalifa Faifai Loa, Shaun Nona, Drew Hutchison, Shannon Wakeman, Josh McCrone, Damian Sironen, Tyrone McCarthy (Capt), Jacob Host, Siliva Havili.

Interchange: Sam Coster, Jay Gallagher, Jack Noble, Chris Lewis.

Coach: Jason Demetriou.

Referee: Ryan Jackson.

Touch Judges: John Woods and Mitchell Stone.

Here are some unforgettable You Tube clips from last Sunday’s courageous win against the New Zealand Warriors:

Newtown Jets v New Zealand Warriors Finals Week 2 Highlights:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbNMoTi-HE4

Newtown Jets Victory Song Finals Week 2:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TaUOhyIYSM8&spfreload=10

Kurt Kara Post Match Interview Finals Week 2:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tfdDFi3GHc

Anthony Moraitis Post Match Interview Finals Week 2:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEDIp57lA-Q

Gary Sutherland’s photos from last Sunday evening at Penrith:  http://www.pbase.com/gsphotography/newtown_vs_warriors_110916&page=all

And Mario Facchini’s photos from the same night:  http://mafphotography.blogspot.com/2016/09/intrust-super-premiership-2016-finals_12.html?spref=tw

An excellent NSWRL interview with a first rate fellow, Kurt Capewell:  http://www.nswrl.com.au/news/2016/09/13/capewell_praises_jet.html

There’s plenty of Newtown Jets coverage in this week’s Rugby League Week (on page 42), in this week’s Big League magazine (on page 46) and in this week’s Cooks River Valley Times (Wednesday, 14th September, page 20).

There might not be any more Newtown Jets home game occasions at Henson Park for the rest of 2016, but there is still an excellent range of Newtown Jets clothing and merchandise on sale. You can select and buy your new clothing and merchandise directly from Olga by calling 0412 712 612 or emailng: olga@labelplus.com.au . And of course you can also buy Newtown Jets clothing and merchandise online by going to: www.newtownjetsclothing.com.au

Disturbing news from England that the former Newtown Jet Grant Millington is likely to undergo heart surgery. Grant played with Newtown in 2006 and 2007, and has also played with the Sydney Roosters, Canterbury-Bankstown, Cronulla-Sutherland and the UK club Castleford. The proposed surgery is to correct a heart murmur. Fortunately his condition is not thought to be life threatening and he hopes to resume playing in 2017. Everyone at the Newtown Jets wishes Grant and his family all the best for the future.

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This week’s sponsor in focus is – SMI Sports Medicine Institute

Chris Lane’s panoramic shot of ANZ Stadium after fulltime on the 6th October captures the unbridled elation of the Newtown Jets after their astounding last-minute victory.

Recalling the extraordinary events at ANZ Stadium on Sunday, 6th October 2019

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This week the Newtown RLFC pays tribute to the tremendous support given to our club by The Henson, conveniently located close to our home ground, Henson Park

Tom Raudonikis celebrates after scoring a try in the 1981 NSWRL Grand Final (colourised by thefootydog@mail.com)

Remembering forty years ago ….

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This week we gratefully acknowledge the staunch support of the Coverforce organisation, who have been sponsoring the Newtown RLFC since 2014

Newtown forever - The Class of 1981. Image: Newtown RLFC Archives

1981 Grand Final Re-imagined

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