March 5

Tough assignment for the Jets

After a first-up win away from home last weekend the Newtown Jets face another difficult assignment when they travel to Aubrey Keech reserve to tackle 2016 Intrust Super Premiership Grand Finalists Mounties in a round two clash.

The Jets showed great determination to get the better of the Blacktown Workers-Sea Eagles last Sunday, coming from behind to win 16-14, however the challenge steps up another level against one of the perennial NSW Cup powerhouses.

The make-up of the Jets team is at this stage up in the air, with Sam Tagataese a chance of being included in the side after his relegation from the Sharks NRL squad.

Joseph Paulo, Tony Williams and Jeremy Latimore are all still in the running for the Sharks NRL clash with Canberra, with their status for the Jets unknown.

The Jets and Mounties kick off at 3.00pm at Aubrey Keech Reserve tomorrow.

See below more match-day information as provided by Newtown Jets media.

NSWRL Intrust Super Premiership NSW
Mounties (Raiders) v Newtown
Round Two; Saturday, 11th March 2017
Aubrey Keech Reserve, Hinchinbrook
Kick-Off: 3.00pm.

Referee: Damien Briscoe.
Touch Judges: Damien Simes and Billy Greatbatch.

This match is being broadcast live on Steele Sports: www.steelesports.com.au

Newtown’s team:
Luke Towers, Leigh Higgins, Haydn Peacock, Matt Evans, Ben Fritz, Joseph Paulo, Daniel Mortimer, Jason Schirnack, Tony Williams, Jayden Walker, Kurt Dillon, Manaia Cherrington, Jeremy Latimore. Bench: Jack Williams, Kurt Kara, Jaimin Jolliffe, Malakai Houma, Alec Bush, Tepatasi Fuiavailili. Coach: Greg Matterson.

Mounties:
Lachlan Croker, Eddie Aiono, Brent Naden, Reubenn Rennie, Dom Reardon, Jordan Turner, Isaac John, Magnus Stromquist, Anthony Moraitis, Mark McCormack, Makahesi Makatoa, Glen Buttriss (Capt), Royce Hunt. Bench: Sam Duggan, Topiese Taufu, Yileen Gordon, Mitch Kennedy, Thomas Cronan, Viapuna Tia Kilifi, Jarrod Brackenhofer. Coach: Steve Antonelli.

A new feature on the NSWRL website – interviews with the ISP NSW coaches, with Newtown’s Greg Matterson being the first cab off the rank: http://www.nswrl.com.au/news/2017/03/09/coaches_corner_greg_.html

Here’s a great back-page Inner West Times photo (go to page 24) taken by Gary Sutherland of Daniel Mortimer making a break in last Sunday’s thrilling round one match between Newtown and Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles: http://bit.ly/2nbUgnE

Gary Sutherland’s photos from last Sunday, including head-shots of 14 of the 17 Jets players: http://www.pbase.com/gsphotography/newtown_vs_blacktown_050317&page=all

Mario Facchini’s photos from last Sunday: http://mafphotography.blogspot.com.au/2017/03/intrust-super-premiership-2017-round-1.html

The 2017 Intrust Super Premiership NSW competition is now underway, in what is Newtown’s 110th season in rugby league football. There’s no better way you can prove your support for the oldest club in Australian rugby league than by taking out a 2017 membership package. There are membership deals on offer to suit all personal circumstances and budgets. Check out this link for all the relevant information: http://www.newtownjets.com/jets-membership-2017/

And there’s a terrific array of 2017 Newtown Jets clothing and merchandise awaiting your perusal and selection: www.newtownjetsclothing.com.au