The Jets are at home at Henson Park for only the second time in 2017 when they host Illawarra in a round 11 match on Saturday.
The Jets jumped into the top eight with an exciting win over the Bears at their last start and in front of their home fans will be keen on making it two wins in succession this weekend.
Edrick Lee was the match winner last Sunday and again he has been chosen in the Jets line up, alongside a number of fellow Sharks-contracted teammates.
The match is scheduled for a 3.00pm kick-off.
The Newtown team list and details from the win over the North Sydney Bears last week are listed below.
NSWRL ISP – Round 11
Newtown v Illawarra
Saturday, 20th May 2017
1 Matt Evans
2 Edrick Lee
3 Jordan Drew
4 Jesse Ramien
5 James Tuitahi
6 Daniel Mortimer
7 Fa'amanu Brown
8 Kurt Dillon
9 Kurt Kara
10 Jaimin Jolliffe
11 Jack Williams
12 Jayden Walker
13 Jayden McDonogh
14 Tepatasi Fuiava
17 Saulala Houma
18 Manaia Cherrington
21 Kenny Niko
By Newtown Jets Media
Newtown claimed two badly-needed competition points with a late intercept try by Edrick Lee.
There was very little in this game and although the Bears had a greater share of possession in the second half, Newtown’s determined and disciplined defence held the line when most needed. The scores were locked up at 12-all with eight minutes left to play, when the Torres Strait Islands Express, Edrick Lee, snapped up an intercept and raced 90 metres to score what was to be the winning try.
NSWRL Intrust Super Premiership NSW – 10th Round
Sunday, 14th May 2017
North Sydney Oval
North Sydney v Newtown
Referee: Phil Henderson.
Playing surface: Excellent.
Weather: Overcast, cloudy.
Temperature: 18 degrees, light southerly breeze.
North Sydney wore replicas of the jerseys they wore in the 1943 Grand Final against Newtown.
This match was also the first leg of the 2017 Frank Hyde Shield series between these two 1908 foundation clubs.
Jesse Ramien, Jordan Drew, Edrick Lee tries; Fa’amanu Brown 1 conversion and 1 penalty goal
North Sydney 12
Braidon Burns, Sitiveni Moceidreke tries; Eli Levido 1 conversion and 1 penalty goal.
Half-Time: Newtown led 8-6.
Newtown’s team was:
Matt Evans, Edrick Lee, Jordan Drew, Jesse Ramien, James Tuitahi, Daniel Mortimer, Fa’amanu Brown, Kurt Dillon, Kurt Kara, Tepatasi Fuiavailili, Jack Williams, Jayden Walker, Jayden McDonogh.
Bench: Jaimin Jolliffe, Saulala Houma, Manaia Cherrington, Kenny Niko. Coach: Greg Matterson.
North Sydney’s team:
Adam Doueihi, Braidon Burns, Dane Nielsen, Sifa Taiakai, Sitiveni Moceidreke, Eli Levido, Luke Kelly, Zane Musgrove, Brad Deitz, Brett Greinke, Piki Rogers, Cam Murray, Cheyne Whitelaw.
Bench: Tautalatasi Tasi, Toby Rudolf, Clayton Williams, Jack Gosiewski. Coach: Ben Gardiner.
Timeline of Sunday’s match:
First Half: North Sydney kicked off to the Fig Tree end of North Sydney Oval.
This was a very even contest in the first 15 minutes.
Both teams challenged each other’s tryline.
Some ferocious physical exchanges, both sets of players obviously very committed.
16th min: Inside pass from Fa’amanu Brown sends Jesse Ramien over to score to the left of the southern end goal posts.
Converted by Brown. Newtown 6-0.
Norths turned over a lot of ball in the first half and gave Newtown a surplus of possession.
31st min: Fa’amanu Brown penalty goal. Newtown 8-0.
35th min: Norths get some extended time in possession at Newtown’s end.
Winger Braidon Burns scores to the right of the goal-posts.
Converted by Eli Levido.
Half-Time: Newtown 8-6.
Second half: Newtown running to the northern end.
45th min: Superb delayed pass by Nu Brown gives Jordan Drew the chance to use his strength to crash over 10 metres in from the left hand touchline.
Try not converted.
55th min: Norths applying a lot of pressure down their left-side. Good ball play and a classy off-load by Dane Nielsen puts Sitiveni Moceidreke over in the left corner.
Try not converted.
60th min: Levido kicks a penalty goal for Norths and it’s 12-all with 20 mins to play.
Matt Evans does a great job in cleaning up Norths grubber kicks into the in-goal, showing anticipation and courage.
72nd min: Norths attack up Newtown’s left side but an adventurous pass is seized upon by the remarkable Edrick Lee, who outpaces several pursuing Shoremen as he races 90 metres to score in the north-west corner.
The try isn’t converted by Nu Brown.
79th min: Norths in possession in Newtown’s 20 metre zone and they turn on the razzle dazzle as they attempt to pull off a last-minute try.
Full-Time: Newtown 16-12.
Coach Matterson’s after-match comments:
Great spirit, great togetherness got the boys home. The Jets cut down their errors and continued to improve their defence. This was a valuable and brave win.
Newtown first half 72%; second half 69%
Norths first half 69%; second half 81%
Newtown first half 57%; second half 46%
Norths first half 43%; second half 54%.
Penalties: Newtown 8-6.
Interview with Newtown’s high-performance fullback Matt Evans: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15BM4fyGrbk
Interview with hard-working Jets forward Kurt Kara: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6KtyV9iOxgQ
And an interview with Newtown’s first-half try-scorer and Junior Kangaroos representative centre Jesse Ramien: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdfBb-iIj-c