On the back of consecutive losses the Newtown Jets will be desperate for a victory when they travel to Campbelltown today to take on the Wests Tigers.
With a one win, two loss record heading into the clash, the match is an important one for the Newtown side should they hope to keep pace with the Intrust Super Premiership front runners.
Helping their cause will be the inclusion of a number of Sharks contracted players, with Tony Williams, Sam Tagataese and young gun Jesse Ramien amongst those set to turn out for the Jets today.
Also named to take the field today is outside back James Tuitahi, a former Sea Eagle who has spent the pre-season training with the Sharks NRL squad. Tuitahi has been sidelined thus far this season with a leg injury.
The match is scheduled to get underway at 3.00pm at Campbelltown Stadium.
See the following preview, news and information
By Newtown Jets Media
The Newtown Jets go into tomorrow’s fourth round Intrust Super Premiership match with one win from three starts, while Wests Tigers are winless. Both teams will be very determined to take the competition points.
NSWRL ISP NSW – Fourth Round
Saturday, 25th March 2017
Wests Tigers v Newtown
Referee: Drew Oultram.
Touch Judges: Mark Bohan and Darren Burtenshaw.
This match is being broadcast live on Steele Sports: www.steelesports.com.au
Leigh Higgins, Matt Evans, Jesse Ramien, Jordan Drew, James Tuhitahi, Penani Manumalealii, Fa’amanu Brown, Kurt Dillon, Manaia Cherrington, Sam Tagataese, Tony Williams, Jayden Walker, Jack Williams.
Bench: Jaimin Jolliffe, Kurt Kara, Saulala Houma, Luke Towers, Kenny Niko.
Coach: Greg Matterson.
Centre Jesse Ramien and winger James Tuhitahi both make their debuts with Newtown tomorrow. Backrower Kenny Niko returns from a two-match suspension.
Watson Heleta, Justin Hunt, Nathan Milone, Luke Garner, Ryland Jacobs, Jack Littlejohn, Jordan Rankin, JJ Felise, Jacob Liddle, Junior Tatola, Bayley Sironen, Esan Marsters, Kyle Lovett.
Bench: Jeremy Marshall-King, Wesley Lolo, Jordan Grant, Darcy Cox, Jackson Williams.
Coach: David Heath.
Here are the match statistics from last Saturday’s Illawarra-Newtown third round fixture: http://www.nswrl.com.au/content/dam/nswrl/documents/isp-stats-reports-2017/Rd3-IllawarraJets.pdf
Newtown Jets forward Tony “The T-Rex” Williams talks with the NSWRL media team: http://www.nswrl.com.au/news/2017/03/23/_i_m_not_extinct_.html
And Jets fullback-winger Luke Towers was profiled by the NSWRL: http://www.nswrl.com.au/news/2017/03/24/introducing_luke_tow.html
How the NSWRL has previewed the ISP NSW fourth round matches: http://www.nswrl.com.au/news/2017/03/24/previews_intrust_sup.html
Here are the ISP NSW third round results and the current competition table: http://live.nswrl.com.au/comp/3ec60a38ee446fb80?r=1eaa3dc4948e9ceb8
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/
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