The Newtown Jets, the Sharks partner club in the Intrust Super Premiership, will be desperate for success and looking for a change of fortunes when they tackle the Penrith Panthers later today.
After going down to a Robbie Farah-inspired Tigers last weekend and on the end of a 60-6 drubbing by the Penrith side the previous occasion the two teams met, the Jets should arrive at Henson Park determined to turn things around and begin their push for the competition finals.
In their favour there will be no emotion charged opponents as was the case at Leichhardt last Saturday and the Penrith team of six weeks ago is a vastly different one to the 17 that will take to the field this time around.
Back in round 16 it was demoted NRL squad member Jamie Soward who put the Jets to the sword, however the classy playmaker has since departed for the UK, his place taken by Panthers young gun Te Maire Martin in what will be his first game back from a long term injury.
The Jets will field eight Sharks-contracted players in the game, which kicks off at 3.00pm at Henson Park.
See following some game day details as provided by Newtown Jets media.
By Newtown Jets Media
It’s a vital Intrust Super Premiership round for both the Jets and Penrith at Henson Park on Saturday.
Both teams will be fielding changed line-ups from when they last met five weeks ago.
Tomorrow at Henson Park will also see the inaugural Beer, Food and Footy Festival where the very best of Inner-West craft breweries and niche food outlets will be operating on the Henson Park hill.
This is a terrific innovation by the Newtown RLFC as the club continues to establish strong links with the boutique businesses and entrepreneurs that are making inner-western Sydney such a special place to be part of.
For more information on tomorrow’s Festival, check out this link: http://www.newtownjets.com/beer-footy-food-festival/
NSWRL Intrust Super Premiership NSW – 21st Round
Saturday, 30th July 2016
Newtown (5th place, 25 points) v Penrith (6th place, 24 points)
Newtown’s team is:
Matt Evans, Travis Robinson, Jordan Drew, Jaline Graham, Jacob Gagan, Jason Schirnack, Josh Cleeland, Kurt Kara (Capt), Anthony Moraitis, Kurt Capewell, Malakai Houma, Matt McIlwrick, Jesse Sene-Lefao. Bench: Junior Roqica, Kurt Dillon, Saulala Houma, Harrison Muller. Coach: Greg Matterson.
Dylan Edwards, Josh Hall, George Jennings, Andrew Heffernan, Malakai Watene-Zelezniak, Te Maire Martin, Zach Dockar-Clay, Viliame Kikau, Corey Harawira-Naera, Brendan Attwood, Andy Saunders, Sione Katoa, Oliver Clark. Bench: Ray Lesoa, Paea Pua, Stanton Albert, Antonio Pelesasa. Coach: Steve Georgallis.
This match is being broadcast live around the world on: www.steelesports.com.au
Referee: Damian Briscoe. Touch Judges: Mathew Damaso and Faye Lehane.
Here is the ISP NSW competition table after 20 rounds: http://live.nswrl.com.au/comp/197
Change of game details
Please note that Newtown’s next game (Round 22) is against the Newcastle Knights on Saturday, 6th August and is being played at the Hunter Stadium in Newcastle - not at Henson Park as previously advertised.
The kick-off time is 12.40pm and the game is being televised live on Fox Sports One.
Here’s how the NSWRL has previewed this weekend’s ISP NSW matches: http://www.nswrl.com.au/news/2016/07/28/previews_intrust_sup.html
And here are the highlights from all of last weekend’s Round 20 ISP NSW matches: http://www.nswrl.com.au/news/2016/07/26/highlights_intrust_s.html
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