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

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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

Coverforce – Smart Insurance Solutions.

Coverforce is Australia’s largest privately-owned insurance broker, with the responsibility of protecting the financial futures of thousands of businesses and their employees throughout Australia.

Along with valued support for the Newtown Jets, Coverforce proudly supports a range of organisations including the Royal Flying Doctor Service, St Vincents Prostate Cancer Centre and the Asbestos Diseases Foundation, along with an array of other worthy causes.

The continued existence of the Newtown Rugby League Football Club is only made possible with the generous and ongoing help from our dedicated group of sponsors.

The 1981 NSWRL First Grade Grand Final – Reimagined.

This weekend marks 40 years since Newtown and Parramatta played in the 1981 NSWRL first grade grand final.

Despite Newtown’s narrow loss in that match, it represents a pivotal moment in our club’s history.

Bearing in mind the travails that the Newtown RLFC went through in the mid to late 1970s, then followed by the thrilling ascent up the competition table in 1980 and 1981 culminating in the grand final appearance, qualifying for the 1981 premiership decider was truly an extraordinary achievement.

The 1981 grand final will be broadcast on the Newtown RLFC Facebook site (www.facebook.com/newtownrlfc) at 3.00pm this Sunday afternoon, 26th September.

Tom Raudonikis scores in the 1981 NSWRL First Grade Grand Final.

Strange quirks of rugby league history.

Manly-Warringah go into tonight’s NRL preliminary final against South Sydney and a possible place in the 2021 NRL grand final after having lost the first four games of their 2021 competition rounds.

The last team to qualify for a grand final place and who had lost their first four competition games was the Newtown Bluebags team of 1933. Captained by the redoubtable Keith Ellis and coached by 1910 Newtown RLFC premiership-winning team member Charles “Boxer” Russell, Newtown went on to beat St George 18-5 to claim the 1933 NSWRL premiership title.

Newtown RLFC – 1933 First Grade premiership winning team.

Here’s Newtown Jets Director Alby Talarico with his weekly journey through history on SEN 1170 – and this week his history and trivia podcast has a nice link to the Jets:
https://player.whooshkaa.com/episode?id=905739

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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 ….

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

1981 Grand Final Re-imagined

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This week the Newtown RLFC pays tribute to the many years of support from John Singleton and his company the John Singleton Group

Sydney Mutual Bank
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Petersham RSL
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Deicorp
Back of Jersey, Training Gear, Socks

Invisi-Gard
Jersey Minor

John Singleton Group
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Schofield King Lawyers
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Coverforce
Front of Shorts

The Henson
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Sydney Park Hotel
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Sports Medicine Institute
Medical Services & Rehabilitation

Label Plus
Major Sponsor

Arista Technologies
Technology Partner