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Newtown RLFC 1954 First Grade Grand Final team -

Back row standing: Col Geelan (Coach), Bobby Whitton, Ray Preston, Kevin Considine, Don Stait, Henry Holloway, Gordon Clifford.

Front row sitting: Frank Narvo, Brian Clay, Peter Ryan, Jim Evans (Capt), Dick Poole, Ray Kelly, Frank Johnson.
Newtown RLFC 1954 First Grade Grand Final team - Back row standing: Col Geelan (Coach), Bobby Whitton, Ray Preston, Kevin Considine, Don Stait, Henry Holloway, Gordon Clifford. Front row sitting: Frank Narvo, Brian Clay, Peter Ryan, Jim Evans (Capt), Dick Poole, Ray Kelly, Frank Johnson.

Vale Frank Narvo and Reg Hatton

Newtown RLFC regrets to announce the recent passing of two former Newtown Bluebags first graders, Frank Narvo and Reg Hatton.

Frank Narvo joined Newtown in 1954 after playing for two seasons with St George. He stayed with Newtown until 1960 and was a tough and capable second-rower in Newtown’s two First Grade Grand Final appearances against South Sydney in 1954 and 1955. He made his own reputation in Rugby League, but he is also remembered as being the son of the great Herb Narvo, who was named in Newtown’s Team of the Century in 2008 and in Australia’s top 100 players between 1908 and 2007. Frank became a successful publican in Newcastle and was a popular figure at Newtown RLFC Reunion Days at Henson Park up until recently.

Reg Hatton was a Newtown junior who was originally graded as a halfback but soon found his niche on the wing. Reg played with Newtown from 1963 to 1968 and was regarded as one of the fastest men in Rugby League, in an era when there were other world-class fliers like Ken Irvine, Mike Cleary, Arch Brown, Dudley Towers and others. Reg had his fair share of success on the professional running circuit, and he transferred to Penrith for three seasons after playing with Newtown.

Newtown RLFC extends sincere condolences to the Narvo and Hatton families.

 

Newtown forward Brock Gray breaks clear to score the last-minute try that enabled the Jets to draw level. Newtown centre Moung Dut is in the background on the right of the photo.
Photo: Mario Facchini, mafphotography

Jets and Sea Eagles Draw in Hard-Fought Trial

Kurt Dillon Hits the Ball up Against Blacktown.

Photo: Mario Facchini

Revised kick-off time for NSW Cup trial match on Saturday, 20th February 2021

The re-turfing of the Henson Park playing surface has now been completed.
Photo: Inner West Council.

Newtown News (17/02/21)

The Newtown Jets in an on-field conference during the trial match against Penrith at the St Marys Leagues Stadium on Saturday, 13th February 2021. Photo: Kim Fuller

Jets make an impressive start to the trials program

Former Newtown Bluebags captain and coach Frank "Bumper" Farrell dealing with a pair of "mug lairs" at the Sydney Stadium in 1953.  Photo: Terry Williams Collection

Newtown News (12/02/21)

Wayne Leong celebrates Newtown winning the 2019 NSW Cup Grand Final at Bankwest Stadium (photo: Mario Facchini)

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