A win over the Warriors, followed by a week off due to the bye, has the Newtown Jets primed for a run into the finals, beginning with a crucial clash against the Bulldogs on Saturday.

The Jets displayed their best form of the 2017 season with a 38-12 thrashing of the New Zealand side two weeks ago however the equation is now simple, with Newtown needing wo win all four remaining matches if they hope to play in the Intrust Super Premiership finals.

The first assignment is a match at Belmore Sports Ground against the Bulldogs, the Jets calling on a couple of experienced campaigners for Saturday’s game with Sharks Sam Tagataese and Joseph Paulo included in the Newtown squad.

The Jets v Bulldogs match is scheduled for a 3.00pm kick off on Saturday.

ISP Team List – Round 22
Jets v Bulldogs
Saturday, August 5
Belmore Sports Ground
Kick-off – 3.00pm


1              Leigh Higgins
2              Tyla Tamou
3              Reubenn Rennie
4              Edrick Lee
5              Brent Anderson
6              Kurt Kara
7              Luke Towers
8              Kurt Dillon
9              Alec Bush
10           Sam Tagataese
11           Jason Schirnack
12           Jack Williams
13           Jaimin Jolliffe
Interchange          
14           Tepatasi Fuiava
15           Jayden McDonogh
16           Jordan Topai-Aveai
17           Kenny Niko
20           Ben Martinez-Murray
21           Tesimoni Taliauli

 

By Newtown Jets Media
Young Jets prove they are up for the challenge.

The Newtown Jets face a tough run home in the final four rounds of the Intrust Super Premiership rugby league competition. The Jets will need to win all four games to claim a belated place in the finals, but if they can maintain the form they showed in their recent win against the New Zealand Warriors they will have every reason to believe in themselves.

The Jets play away to the Canterbury Bulldogs at Belmore on 5th August, and then are at home at Henson Park for three games in a row against Penrith (12th August), Mounties (19th August) and North Sydney (26th August). The Norths match is also the club’s annual reunion day and the deciding match for this year’s Frank Hyde Shield series.

Coach Greg Matteson believes that the 38-12 win against the second-placed New Zealand Warriors was because the Jets minimised their errors and executed their try-scoring plays in a way that the Newtown players have been perfectly capable of. Matterson was pleased with the confident form shown by younger players like Leigh Higgins, Jimmy Jolliffe, Jack Williams and Reubenn Rennie. Tough backrower Jason Schirnack made a rousing comeback against the Warriors after a lengthy layoff due to injury.

Newtown’s next ISP NSW match is against Canterbury-Bankstown at Belmore Sports Ground on Saturday, 5th August at 3.00pm.