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ROUND 20

SATURDAY 20TH JULY

3:00pm

McDonald Jones Stadium, Newcastle

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Throwback Thursday: Roosters Rout the Jets

Seeing as 2021 marks 40 years since our club’s remarkable charge to the 1981 NSWRFL Grand Final, this year Schofield King’s Throwback Thursday will focus exclusively on that season.

Each week we’ll revisit the fixture from the corresponding round, in a series of articles that we hope will take our long-time fans on a fun journey down memory lane, while also educating our newer fans on our club’s illustrious history.

As it’s round four of the Knock-On Effect NSW Cup this weekend, we are revisiting Round 4, 1981.


ROUND 4 

“No ball, no win.”

That was the verdict from Newtown coach Warren Ryan following his side’s 27-5 loss to Eastern Suburbs at a sweltering Sydney Sports Ground.

A hooking masterclass from Roosters rake Jeff Masterman allowed the Roosters to dominate the scrums 15-8 and Easts’ halfback Kevin Hastings took full advantage of the extra possession. 

Along with scoring one try, Hastings had a hand in several others and kicked three goals, which is remarkable considering he had spent the whole week battling a bad case of the flu. 

While Newtown defended stoutly during the first half, they were ultimately left to rue a series of fundamental errors which, along with poor hooking, was a major factor behind their lack of possession. 

Their sole try was scored by 19-year-old replacement Michael Pobjie, who crossed in the 75th minute when the game was already out of reach. That said, the club was left fuming just before halftime when referee John Goucher denied what appeared to be a fair try to Ray Blacklock at a time where the Jets were trailing 8-0. 

In further bad news for the Bluebags, skipper Tommy Raudonikis sustained a hamstring tear during the 22-point loss.


Eastern Suburbs 27 (T.Fahey 2, P.McCabe 2, M.Gurr, K.Hastings, J.Masterman tries; Hastings 3 goals) def. Newtown 5 (M.Pobjie try; K.Wilson goal)

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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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