Third-placed Newtown confronts the top of the table New Zealand Warriors this Saturday (18th June) at Henson Park
The Warriors moved into first position on the Intrust Super Premiership NSW competition table after their narrow win against the Newcastle Knights last Saturday, while the Newtown Jets had their biggest home game victory in eight years in crushing Wentworthville 54-6. The Warriors beat Newtown 20-18 back in Round 3 at Mt Smart Stadium, after the Jets had led 18-4 at half-time.
NSWRL ISP NSW – 15th Round
Saturday, 18th June 2016
Newtown v New Zealand Warriors
Newtown’s team for Saturday is:
Mitch Brown (Capt), Travis Robinson, Jordan Drew, Matt Evans, Jacob Gagan, Josh Cleeland, Fa’amanu Brown, Harrison Muller, Matt McIlwrick, Jesse Sene-Lefao, Anthony Moraitis, Kurt Capewell, Jason Schirnack.
Bench: Ahmad Ellaz, Kurt Kara, Malakai Houma, Jaline Graham, Kenny Niko.
Coach: Greg Matterson.
The New Zealand Warriors team has been announced as:
Henare Wells, Tomas Aoake, Matthew Allwood, Jonathan Wright, Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad, Ata Hingano, Jeff Robson, James Gavet, Jazz Tevaga, Bunty Afoa, Ofahiki Ogden, Shaun Lane, John Palavi (Capt).
Bench: Mason Lino, Upu Poching, Ali Lauitiiti, James Bell, Patrick Sipley.
Coach: Stacey Jones.
Referee: Daniel Olford. Touch Judges: Benjamin Teague and Richard Daizli.
After the Newtown Jets-New Zealand Warriors main game on Saturday, all Jets friends and supporters are invited back to the Golden Barley Hotel on the corner of Edgeware Road and Llewellyn Street, Enmore.
There will be NSWRL Tertiary Rugby League curtain-raisers at Henson Park this Saturday from 11.15am.
The Newtown Jets-New Zealand Warriors match will be broadcast live on Steele Sports, www.steelesports.com.au, from 3.00pm AEST on Saturday and from 5.00pm NZT.
Here is the ISP NSW competition table after 14 rounds: http://www.nswrl.com.au/intrust-super-premiership-nsw/ladder1.html
How the Cooks River Valley Times covered last Saturday’s big win against the Wenty Magpies (Wednesday, 15th June, page 15): http://bit.ly/1UezmCp
Make sure you subscribe to our new YouTube Channel for all the latest Newtown Jets video updates and interviews. The Newtown Jets Channel is the YouTube home of Australia’s oldest Rugby League club: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCavSFxlrLGYm_hsnw-mtLPQ
Currently showing on the Newtown Jets YouTube Channel are the Rugby League’s Next Gen series of interviews with Jets players Jordan Drew, Kurt Capewell and Josh Cleeland.
Winter is here and there are sensational new lines in Newtown Jets merchandise. If you’re at Henson Park on Saturday you can select and buy your new clothing and merchandise directly from Olga and her highly-competent sales staff. If you can’t get to Saturday’s game, you can of course buy Newtown Jets clothing and merchandise online by going to: www.newtownjetsclothing.com.au
Melissa Shaw was the winner of last week’s quiz. She named these three players as having been current or former Newtown Jets players who were members of the 2013 Cook Islands Rugby League World Cup squad: Tinirau Arona, Dylan Napa and Chris Taripo. The other five former Jets in the 2013 Kukis squad were: Sam Brunton, Daniel Fepuleai, Jonathon Ford, Dominique Peyroux and Brad Takairangi. There’ll be another Jets quiz next week.
News on former Newtown Jets players:
Tom Symonds was a popular and very effective player with the Newtown Jets on many occasions during the club’s partnership with the Sydney Roosters. Tom has recently transferred from Manly-Warringah to the Huddersfield Giants in the UK Super League. The George Hotel in Huddersfield was where the Rugby League game was officially formed on the 29th August 1895. Everyone at the Jets wishes Tom well at his new club.
Another name from the past – a young Aaron Sweeney made his debut in senior Rugby League with the Newtown Jets back in 2003. He was nicknamed “The Sweeney” in his time at Henson Park and he has been at quite a number of clubs in the intervening 13 years. There is a supportive article on Aaron in this week’s Rugby League Week, 16th June, pages 30 and 31. We wish “The Sweeney” success with the Camden Rams in Group 6.
The Newtown RLFC has received numerous complimentary remarks for providing the venue for last Saturday’s wildly-successful Latin American Fiesta of Rugby League. Old Henson Park, now in its 80th year as a Rugby League ground, has never known such a dramatic influx of Hispanic flamboyance. And please don’t get long-serving ground announcer John Lynch started about the sensational Rapa Nui (Easter Island) Chilean dancing girls troupe!