The Newtown Jets four match win streak came to an end last weekend however they will look to return to the winners circle on Saturday against the Warriors.
The Jets went down to Mounties, but despite injuries and suspensions disrupting the team were more than competitive for at least 70 minutes against the VB NSW Cup leading side, with two late tries sealing their fate.
This weekend’s match now becomes an important one for the Jets, against a Warriors team level on eight competition points but trailing on for-and-against.
Again the Sharks will supply six backline players to the Jets this weekend, along with forwards Saul Houma and Pat Politoni.
For those Sharks and Jets fans wanting to watch the match on Saturday, the NSW Cup match will be shown on Fox Sports from 9.45am (Sydney time).
The Locker Room Sports Bar in Sharkies Leagues Club will telecast the game live.
See following the NSWRL website match preview.
Warriors v Newtown: JETS HEAD FOR NZ
(Mt Smart Stadium, Saturday 25 April, 11:40am local)
The Newtown Jets fly to Auckland to take on the inconsistent New Zealand Warriors in the Fox Sports match of the round.
The Jets climbed the VB NSW Cup ladder to fourth place with their four-game win streak and they aim to begin another string of victories after their first loss in five weeks against the top-of-the-table Mounties last round.
It’s also a vital clash for the Warriors who have had difficulty putting back-to-back wins together as they sit in sixth place.
There’s more than just two points at stake with VB NSW Cup Representative team selections also on the line.
One of the major talking points in this game will be the inclusion of former NRL star Konrad Hurrell in the Warriors' side.
NOTE: The NSWRL resident’s team, made up of players from the various NSW Cup sides, is chosen on Sunday night, with a number of Sharks/Jets in contention for selection