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A mid-season injury crisis, coupled with the fact the Sharks have five players in the NSW Origin side and have therefore called up some Newtown regulars, means the Jets will field an inexperienced line-up when they host the Wyong Roos tomorrow (Saturday).

On the back of a two game losing streak, one which came following two of the Jets biggest and most convincing wins of the season, the Newtown side will be keen to return to winning form and display they have enough depth to be contenders in the Intrust Super Premiership in 2016.

The match, which is scheduled for the Jets traditional home of Henson Park on Saturday, provides a chance for them to consolidate their place inside the top four with seven games remaining.

While a number of Sharks players are either unavailable through injury or have been called into the NRL team to play the Panthers, the Cronulla-club will still be represented by fullback and captain Mitch Brown, centre Jordan Drew and back rower Anthony Moraitis.

Also added to the Newtown team to bolster their side this weekend will be three of the Sharks promising NYC squad members in Lachlan Stein, Ash Nisbet and Jaimin Jolliffe.

See following all the round 17 game-day information as provided courtesy of the Newtown Jets.


By Newtown Jets Media

Cometh the hour, cometh the men ….

This might be a slight tweaking of the old saying, but it is definitely applicable to Newtown’s Round 18 ISP NSW match against the Wyong Roos at Henson Park on Saturday, 9th July.

Newtown is confronted with the usual run of mid-winter injuries, plus our NRL partners the Cronulla Sharks have five representatives in the upcoming State of Origin III next Wednesday night at ANZ Stadium.

Long-time Jets fans will remember many occasions over the years when the odds have been well and truly stacked against their team, but the boys in the Royal Blue jerseys have responded to adversity in splendid fashion.

We call on Jets fans to get along to Henson Park in big numbers on Saturday and give our boys all the support you can muster.

Saturday’s match details are:
NSWRL Intrust Super Premiership NSW – Round 18
Saturday, 9th July 2016
Henson Park
Newtown v Wyong Roos
Kick-Off: 3.00pm.

Newtown’s team is:
Mitch Brown (Capt), Travis Robinson, Jordan Drew, Lachlan Stein, Matt Evans, Jason Schirnack,  Jaline Graham, Harrison Muller, Kurt Kara, Malakai Houma, Anthony Moraitis, Ash Nisbet, Jaimin Jolliffe. Bench: Corin Smith, Kurt Dillon, Ahmad Ellaz, Saulala Houma, Daniel Abou-Sleiman, Tarek Elmasri.
Coach: Greg Matterson.

Dominic Reardon, Omar Slaimankhel, Matthew Ikuvalu, Luke Garner, Chris Centrone, Joey Lussick, Tyler Cornish, Jake Lewis, Mitch Williams, Eloni Vunakece, Mitchell Frei, Justin Toomey-White, Zake Tetevano. Bench: Brock Molan, Abraham Papalii, Carne Doyle-Manga, Kauri Aupouri.
Coach: Rip Taylor.

This Saturday’s match at Henson Park is being broadcast live on

Congratulations to these four Cronulla Sharks NRL squad members who have been playing so whole-heartedly for the Newtown Jets in recent weeks, and who have been named in the Sharks NRL team to play the Penrith Panthers on Sunday: Fa’amanu Brown, Matt McIlwrick, Jesse Sene-Lefao and Kurt Capewell. The best wishes of everyone at the Jets are with you all for Sunday.


Here is the ISP NSW competition table after 17 rounds:

Congratulations to these three young men from the Cronulla Sharks NYC squad who will be making their senior Rugby League debuts with Newtown on Saturday. These boys will always be able to say that their first-ever game in senior Rugby League ranks was with Australia’s oldest Rugby League club. Good luck on Saturday lads!

Lachlan Stein
From the 2016 Cronulla Sharks NYC team
19; weighs 97 kg; plays wing, centre, lock
He is a product of the Thirroul Butchers RLFC.

Ash Nisbet
From the 2016 Cronulla Sharks NYC team
19; weighs 94 kg; plays lock and second-row
A Cronulla juniors product
He is an Australian Schoolboys representative
Attended St Gregory’s, Campbelltown.

Jaimin Jolliffe
From the 2016 Cronulla Sharks NYC team
19; weighs 102 kg; plays lock or prop
A product of Wagga Kangaroos RLFC in Group Nine.

You don’t often see night time fixtures at Henson Park but our photographers were all there to capture these moments from the Jets-Illawarra Cutters match: -

Gary Sutherland:

Mario Facchini:

Michael Magee:

There will be the full array of family attractions at Henson Park tomorrow on the Hardi Aged Care Family Hill. There be jumping castles, face painting, pass-the-ball competitions, a Mr Whippy van, a coffee barista service and the ever-mysterious Jetman.

We’re right in the middle of winter and there are sensational new lines in Newtown Jets merchandise on sale. If you’re coming to Henson Park on Saturday you can select and buy your new clothing and merchandise directly from Olga and her highly-competent sales staff. If you can’t get to Saturday’s game, you can of course buy Newtown Jets clothing and merchandise online by going to:

Acknowledgement of Country

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.