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

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Newtown utility back Luke Polselli high-fives one of the Jets’ ball-boys at Panthers Stadium last Friday night – and that particular ball-boy just happens to be Praise Eastwood, son of Newtown Jets and Kiwi international front-rower Greg Eastwood. Photo: Mario Facchini, mafphotography
Newtown utility back Luke Polselli high-fives one of the Jets’ ball-boys at Panthers Stadium last Friday night – and that particular ball-boy just happens to be Praise Eastwood, son of Newtown Jets and Kiwi international front-rower Greg Eastwood. Photo: Mario Facchini, mafphotography

This weekend’s bye comes at an opportune time for the Newtown Jets

The Newtown Jets have a bye this coming weekend, 17th/18th August, in what is the 22nd round of the Canterbury Cup NSW competition.

The bye gives the Jets players the chance to shake off niggling injuries and to get ready for their home game against Western Suburbs Magpies on Saturday, 24th August.

The details of Newtown’s next competition game are:
NSWRL Canterbury Cup NSW – 23rd Round

Saturday, 24th August 2019

Henson Park

Newtown v Western Suburbs

Kick-Off: 12.45pm.

This game will be televised live on Fox League.

This match is also the decider in the 2019 Tom Raudonikis Cup series.

Match statistics from the Penrith v Newtown match played on Friday, 9th August 2019:

Completions: –

First half: Newtown 17/19 (89%), Penrith 12/15 (80%).

Second half: Newtown 8/11 (73%), Penrith 18/21 (86%).

Full-Time: Newtown 25/30 (83%), Penrith 30/36 (83%).

Possession: –
First half: Newtown 77 tackles (55%), Penrith 62 tackles (45%)

Second half: Newtown 36 tackles (35%), Penrith 66 tackles (65%)

Full-Time: Newtown 113 tackles (47%), Penrith 128 tackles (53%).

Penalties: –
First half: Newtown 4, Penrith 1

Second half: Newtown 4, Penrith 4

Full-Time: Newtown 8, Penrith 5.

Score: –
Half-Time: Newtown 18 v Penrith 6

Full-Time: Newtown 28 (4 tries, 6 goals) defeated Penrith 18 (4 tries, 1 goal).

These match statistics were compiled by Stuart McCarthy.

Highlights from the Penrith v Newtown game (courtesy of the NSWRL):

https://www.nswrl.com.au/news/2019/08/12/highlights–penrith-v-newtown—rd-21/

Canterbury Cup NSW Team of the Week (courtesy of the NSWRL):

https://www.nswrl.com.au/news/2019/08/14/canterbury-cup-nsw-team-of-the-week–rd-21/

While the Jets aren’t playing this weekend, there are two clubs playing in the heartland of the inner-city on Sunday who just happen to be the partnership clubs of the Newtown RLFC:

The Glebe Dirty Reds and Sydney University are both playing at historic Wentworth Park, the ground where earlier versions of these two clubs played in previous decades.
In Glebe’s case, the Dirty Reds made Wentworth Park their much-feared home ground between 1908 and 1929. Sydney University also played at Wentworth Park on numerous occasions between 1920 and 1937.

The details of this Sunday’s games are:

NSWRL Sydney Shield

Sunday, 18th August 2019

Wentworth Park

Sydney University v Guildford

Kick-Off: 12 noon.

NSWRL Ron Massey Cup

Sunday, 18th August 2019

Wentworth Park

Glebe Dirty Reds v Guildford

Kick-Off: 2.00pm.

Here’s a good omen for the Glebe Dirty Reds: Yesterday, 14th August, was the birthday of their greatest ever player, Frank “Chunky” Burge.

Take a look at Frank Burge’s track record: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Burge

Many old-timers swear that Frank Burge might well have been the greatest rugby league player of all time.

Burge coached Newtown in 1940 and he has an amazing rugby league résumé.

Don’t forget, the updated Newtown Jets history book, Taking It To The Streets – The Second Life of the Newtown RLFC, is now available online, through the Jets office and at selected bookstores.

For more information about this well-reviewed book, go to: https://www.newtownjetsclothing.com.au/product/taking-it-to-the-street-the-second-life-of-the-newtown-rlfc/

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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

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