Jets

ROUND 20

SATURDAY 20TH JULY

3:00pm

McDonald Jones Stadium, Newcastle

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Throw Back Thursday – Premiership Credentials on Show at Mount Pritchard

Each week, thanks to Cryo, we look back at a significant moment in our rich history. Today we remember the first time we played Mounties at this grade.

PREMIERSHIP CREDENTIALS ON SHOW AT MOUNT PRITCHARD

Newtown’s first encounter with the boys from Mount Pritchard in the second grade occurred on 14 April 2012 at the Mount Pritchard Sports Ground, a spartan venue adjacent to the sprawling Mounties Club.

It was a steamy day out in Sydney’s west and (as usual) Newtown came into the game as underdogs. Having entered the NSW Cup on the back of a feeder agreement with the Canberra Raiders, Mounties were bolstered by several players with first-grade experience. Newtown, on the other hand, were fielding a side mainly made up of players who had stepped up from the National Youth Competition as well as a couple of seasoned players in Daniel Mortimer and Mose Masoe.

The first half was a tight affair and the scores remained nil-all up until the 35th minute when the wily Mortimer deceived the Mounties defence and scampered over in the corner. The Jets led 4-0 at the break, but after a rousing halftime speech from coach Greg Matterson, the Blues really stepped on the accelerator during the second stanza, scoring five tries in 25 minutes.

Chunky centre Justin Carney got the ball rolling with his 40-metre dash laying the foundation for a neat try to centre Adam Henry. Next in line were wingers Daniel Tupou and Sami Latu who grabbed a try each, before forwards Isaac Liu and Tom Symonds both charged over.

At the end of this scoring spree, the scoreboard read 30-0 to Newtown, however, the home side managed to save some face when Haydon Hodge crossed for a contentious try with 10 minutes remaining. Aside from a 56-10 hiding delivered to a depleted Wests Magpies, it was the Jets’ biggest win of the season to date and the first real signs of the team’s potential.

As we all know, 2012 was a momentous year for the Jets, as the club went on to win the premiership and there is no doubt that the camaraderie built during this fixture when a long way towards that eventual triumph.

Newtown 30 (D.Mortimer, A.Henry, D.Tupou, S.Latu, I.Liu, T.Symonds tries; J.Littlejohn 3 goals) def. Mounties 4 (H.Hodge try)

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Tom Symonds crossing over for Newtown v Mounties in 2012. Photo: Gary Sutherland Photography

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BEER FOOTY FOOD FESTIVAL 2024 – Saturday July 27 Henson Park

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Newtown Jets Team List v Newcastle Knights Sat 20th July 2024

The Jets backrower Jordin Leiu turned in a high-value performance against the third-placed Canterbury Bulldogs. Photo: Mario Facchini/mafphotography

Newtown Jets run up a big win at home over near-neighbours Canterbury-Bankstown

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Newtown Jets Team List v Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs Sat 13th July, 2024

This Wests Magpies player is well dealt with by (from left): Sam Healey, Toby Rudolf, Jordin Leiu and Braden Hamlin-Uele. Photo: Mario Facchini, mafphotography

Jets take the two points, but there was room for improvement in the second half performance

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Newtown Jets Team List v Wests Magpies (Tommy Raudonikis Cup) Sat 6th July, 2024

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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.