Vital Competition Points at Stake for Both Jets and Knights.
The Newtown Jets take on the Newcastle Knights at the Maitland Sports Ground this Saturday, 15th May.
The Jets are currently in 8th position (on 7 points) and the Knights in 7th place (8 points) on the NSWRL Knock-On Effect (KOE) NSW Cup premiership table.
Both teams are in pursuit of a place in what is to be a Final Five finals series in 2021.
In all probability both the Newtown and Knights team lists will be changed by Saturday. At this stage the Newtown Jets have named the following team for Saturday’s KOE NSW Cup match against the Newcastle Knights.
Luke Metcalf, Jonaiah Lualua, Nene Macdonald, Edward Aiono, Jensen Taumoepeau, Jack A. Williams, Tyla Tamou, Tyler Slade, Brock Gray, Bronson Garlick, Brock Ilett, Zac Woolford, Daniel Vasquez.
Interchange: Ethan Natoli, Kyle Paterson, Franklin Pele, Duwanye Mariner.
Reserve: D’Rhys Miller.
Coach: Greg Matterson.
McKenzie Baker, Harry Van Dartel, Jacob Kiraz, Henry Penn, Christopher Veaila, Zane Camroux, Liam Wilkinson, Jaron Purcell, Zac Hosking, Ben Talty, Garrett Smith, Luke Huth, Matt Croker.
Interchange: Mitchell Black, Daniel Ticehurst, John Toleafoa, Christian Ma’anaima.
Coach: Andrew Ryan.
Saturday’s match details are:
NSWRL KOE NSW Cup – deferred match from Round 2
Saturday, 15th March 2021
Maitland Sports Ground
Newcastle Knights v Newtown
Match officials: to be announced.
Joe Grainey – RIP
The Newtown RLFC regrets to announce the recent passing of former player, Joe Grainey. Joe was a product of the Lancashire rugby league club Leigh and played with Newtown from 1964 to 1966. He was a member of the famous Newtown Bluebags team that made the semi-finals in 1966 and had been the competition leaders in the first half of that season. Joe then moved to the NSW Far North Coast and captain-coached Mullumbimby to a Group 18 premiership in the late 1960s.
The club extends sincere condolences to Joe’s wife Pauline and members of the extended Grainey family.