When the Jets set their sights on the 2019 finals
Tonight we head into round 23 of the Newtown Jets 2020 Virtual Season.
Once again a Newtown Jets game from the past is brought to you midweek, “Amco Cup retro-style”. Our gun social media team will be ”live tweeting” the game so that you can be part of the action.
On Wednesday, 19th August, we’re back at Henson Park for the 2019 Canterbury Cup clash between Newtown and Western Suburbs that was actually played on Saturday, 24th August 2019.
The Newtown Jets and the Western Suburbs Magpies were headed into this 23rd round Canterbury Cup showdown, with a place in the competition’s top eight on the line. After what had been a very ordinary start to the 2019 season, losing six of their first seven competition matches, the Jets had staged a remarkable fightback to now be in 7th position on 21 points, two points ahead of the mighty Magpies who were on 19.
This clearly was a game where a place in the top eight and the finals was going to be decided. This match was also going to be the decider for the 2019 Tom Raudonikis Cup, the annual series contested by these two NSWRL foundation clubs.
Thanks to Biofreeze, Newtown Jets has named this team for tonight’s game.
Many thanks to our contemporary Player Sponsors who listed in brackets:
Will Kennedy (Kris Gale), Luke Polselli (Golden Barley Hotel), Tyrone Phillips (John Cahill & Jennifer Malone), Jackson Ferris (Mark Dewar), Sione Katoa (Golden Barley Hotel), Jack A Williams (Adam Whyte), Kyle Flanagan (The Daaboul Family), Wes Lolo (Steven Helmich), Scott Sorensen (Wayne Leong & Kim Fuller), Jaimin Jolliffe (Dave Nelson), Thomas Hazelton (Manoosh Pizzeria), Siosifa Talakai (Nifty Foods), Teig Wilton (Loudon & Vaughan Private Wealth).
Matt Evans (Goodfellows Sports & Socks), Braydon Trindall (Biofreeze), Toby Rudolf (Label Plus & Brasco), Greg Eastwood (SMI – Sports Medicine Institute).
Greg Matterson (Sydney Mutual Bank).
Here’s more news about Ronaldo Mulitalo, who continues to impress in the 2020 Cronulla Sharks NRL squad:
Newtown’s leading try-scorer from 2019 (and the current NRL top try-scorer) Sione Katoa is interviewed on Sharks TV:
Powerhouse backrower Siosifa Talakai is making the most of his NRL opportunities:
Classy hooker Blayke Brailey talks about his 2020 season:
The Glebe Dirty Reds had a narrow 24-18 win over Dubbo CYMS in Dubbo last Sunday.
Their next match is:
NSWRL President’s Cup – Sixth Round
Saturday, 22nd August 2020
Sid Parrish Oval, Figtree
Illawarra Western Suburbs v Glebe Dirty Reds