The Newtown Jets will be looking to rebound from a heart-breaking two-point loss to the New Zealand Warriors when they tackle the Manly Sea Eagles in a round four match on Saturday.
The Jets led the Warriors for all but the last four minutes of their match in Auckland last weekend and were unlucky not to come away with what would have been a vital two competition points.
Despite the loss the Jets would have been encouraged by the performance of the team, especially considering they were without a number of key personnel, with Kurt Capewell amongst those to miss the New Zealand match.
The rangy backrower returns this weekend to strengthen the seventh-placed Jets line-up for the match against the 10th-placed Manly side.
The Newtown v Manly match is scheduled for a 3.00pm kick-off at Brookvale Oval on Saturday.
ISP TEAM LIST – Round 4
Newtown v Manly
Saturday, March 27
Kick-off – 3.00pm
1. Arana Taumata
2. Mitch Brown (c)
3. Travis Robinson
4. Matt Evans
5. Jacob Gagan
6. Josh Cleeland
7. Fa'amanu Brown
8. Junior Roqica
9. Kurt Kara
10. Kurt Dillon
11. Anthony Moraitis
12. Kurt Capewell
13. Jason Schirnack
14. Harrison Muller
15. Jaline Graham
16. Ahmad Ellaz
17. Malakai Houma
Details of the Intrust Super Premiership NSW
Round Three Newtown v New Zealand
Sunday, 20th March 2016
Mt Smart Stadium
New Zealand Warriors 20:
Ali Lauititi 2, Ken Maumalo, Marata Niukore tries; Ata Hingano 2 goals
Jason Schirnack, Jaline Graham, Mitch Brown tries; Mitch Brown 2 conversions, 1 penalty goal.
Weather: 24 degrees Celsius, cloudy, scattered showers.
Travis Robinson, Mitch Brown, Jordan Drew, Matt Evans, Jacob Gagan, Josh Cleeland, Fa'amanu Brown, Junior Roqica, Kurt Kara, Kurt Dillon, Malakai Houma, Anthony Moraitis, Jason Schirnack. Bench: Harrison Muller, Ahmad Ellaz, Myles Taueli, Jaline Graham. Coach: Greg Matterson.
New Zealand Warriors:
Tomas Aoake, Ken Maumalo, Konrad Hurrell, Matthew Allwood, Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad, Erin Clark, Ata Hingano, Pau Tuli, Zac Tipping, Upu Poching, Marata Niukore, Raymond Faitala-Mariner, Ali Lauititi (Capt) Bench: Daniel Palavi, Pat Sipley, James Bell, Semisi Tyrell. Coach: Stacey Jones.
Newtown kicks off, Warriors defending the southern end of the stadium.
6th minute: Jason Schirnack scores, converted by Mitch Brown. Newtown leads 6-0.
14th minute: Try to Warriors winger Ken Maumalo in the NW corner. Not converted by Ata Hingano. Newtown leads 6-4.
19th minute: Josh Cleeland (Newtown) forces a goal-line drop-out.
21st minute: Junior Roqica denied a try for obstruction. Warriors get out of trouble with two penalties.
22nd minute: Junior Roqica wins the ball back with a strip.
26th minute: Great individual try to Jaline Graham, who had just come on the field. Converted by Mitch Brown. Newtown leads 12-4.
31st minute: Jets survive two sets of six on their own line.
33rd minute: Mitch Brown scores in SW corner; his conversion attempt from wide hits the post. Newtown leads 16-4.
40th minute: Penalty goal kicked by Mitch Brown. Newtown leads 18-4 at the break.
46th minute: Try to Marata Niukore 15 metres in from the SW corner. Converted by Ata Hingano. Newtown leads 18-10.
55th minute: Ata Hingano grubber kicks into the in-goal, try scored by Ali Lauititi 15 metres in from the east side touchline. Not converted. Newtown leads 18-14.
73rd minute: Ali Lauititi scores his second try 20 metres in from the east side touchline. Try converted by Ata Hingano. New Zealand Warriors take the lead 20-18.
The Warriors defend this lead for the rest of the match.
Full-Time: New Zealand Warriors 20 defeated Newtown 18.
Other Intrust Super Premiership NSW results from Round Three:
Manly-Warringah 26 defeated Canterbury-Bankstown 24; Mounties 42 defeated Newcastle Knights 18; Wentworthville 30 defeated Penrith 14; North Sydney 24 defeated Illawarra Cutters 12; Wests Tigers 44 defeated Wyong 16.
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