The Vic on the Park Team List: Round 13
Newtown Jets head coach Greg Matterson has named his team for the club’s round 13 clash against the Canberra Raiders at Henson Park.
With Cronulla having the bye, the Jets have been boosted with the inclusion of a raft of classy Sharks-contracted players including 2019 Grand Final heroes Sifa Talakai, Dan Vasquez and Billy Magoulias. Other notable players set to wear the royal blue include recent NRL debutant Franklin Pele and former Test prop Andrew Fifita.
The Jets will be looking to make it two wins-in-a-row for the first time in 2021 after beating the Dragons 42-20 to seal the Tom Kirk Cup almost two weeks ago, and having the bye last weekend.
This week, as a special treat for our patrons, we will be keeping our bar open for one hour after fulltime so you can grab a cheeky drink after the match, weather permitting. Additionally, ABC radio will be broadcasting the game LIVE from Henson Park.
As always, we’ll also have plenty of fun activities available for little ones, including two jumping castles and face-painting on the Deicorp Family Hill while Joe’s Ice Cream will also be in attendance.
It’s worth noting that the Glebe Dirty Reds will be playing a Ron Massey Cup curtain raiser against the Kaiviti Silktails at 12:30pm.
There will also be a post-match function at the Henson which will provide fans and members with the opportunity to mingle with the players and staff post-match.
We strongly encourage you to buy tickets in advance. You can find them here. Remember if you pre-book your tickets before 11:59 pm on Friday, they will be $12.50 rather than $15 like they are at the gate. We’ll be running a raffle and a 50-50 competition as well, so remember to bring some loose change for tickets.
Don’t forget that we will have COVID-19 protocols in place at Henson Park. If you haven’t read them yet, we recommend you brush up. They can be found here.
Kick-off is at 3pm.
Newtown Team Vs. Canberra (Round 13)
1 Dylan O’Connor (Kris Gale & Brasco)
2 Edward Aiono (Golden Barley Hotel)
3 Jensen Taumoepeau (Charles Bailey Urbane Property Inner West)
4 Jonaiah Lualua (John Cahill & Jennifer Malone)
5 Nene Macdonald (Golden Barley Hotel)
6 Bronson Garlick (Adam Whyte)
7 Luke Metcalf (The Daaboul Family)
8 Andrew Fifita (Mark Dewar)
9 Zac Woolford (Glen Archibald)
10 Daniel Vasquez (Dave Nelson & Steven Helmich)
11 Tom Caughlan (Wayne Leong & Kim Fuller)
12 Siosifa Talakai (Nifty Foods)
13 Billy Magoulias (Loudon & Vaughan Private Wealth)
14 Brock Gray (SMI – Sports Medicine Institute)
15 Kyle Paterson (BRI Ferrier & Label Plus)
17 Franklin Pele (Manoosh Pizzeria)
21 Ryan Verlinden (Good Fellows Sports & Socks)
Coach: Greg Matterson (Arc Commercial Furniture)
Information about 2024 Newtown RLFC memberships; Newtown Jets playing in the 2023 Pacific Championship Series; and a reminder about Newtown RLFC merchandise.
These Newtown Jets players have gained selection in various end of season representative rugby league teams
The Newtown Jets RLFC held its Annual Presentation Dinner on the evening of Friday, 29th September 2023 at the Petersham RSL Club.
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.