The NSWRL this week released the 2021 season draw for the NSW Cup, this year with a new naming rights partner in the Knock-On Effect.
The season for the Newtown Jets, the Sharks partner club in the NSW Cup competition, begins with a game against the St George Illawarra Dragons as a curtain-raiser to the NRL game later in the night, they play the Knights at a yet to be determined venue in week two, while the first game at their spiritual home of Henson Park is in round six, again against the Newcastle side.
Following strong trial form and with the addition of a number of Sharks NRL squad members, the Jets, who are the defending NSW Cup champions having won the title in 2019 with the competition cancelled in 2020, will again be confident of a bold showing this season.
The the complete draw for the 2021 Knock-On Effect NSW Cup available on the NSWRL website via the kink https://www.nswrl.com.au/draw/ and see below for who, where and when the Jets will be in action in 2021.
Newtown Jets - 2021 Season Draw
Round 1 Sunday, 14 March - 3:55pm v Dragons - Netstrata Jubilee Stadium
Round 2 Saturday, 20 March – TBC v Knights
Round 3 Saturday, 27 March - 5:10pm v Eels - Bankwest Stadium
Round 4 Saturday, 3 April - 4:00pm v Raiders - Raiders Belconnen
Round 5 Sunday, 11 April - 2:00pm v Bears - North Sydney Oval
Round 6 Saturday, 17 April - 3:00pm v Knights - Henson Park
Round 7 Saturday, 24 April – TBC v Mounties
Round 8 BYE
Round 9 Saturday, 8 May - 3:45pm v Panthers - Panthers Stadium
Round 10 WEEKEND OFF
Round 11 Saturday, 22 May - 3:00pm v Dragons - Henson Park
Round 12 BYE
Round 13 Saturday, 5 June - 3:00pm v Raiders - Henson Park
Round 14 Saturday, 12 June - 3:00pm v Panthers - Henson Park
Round 15 Saturday, 19 June - 3:00pm v Sea Eagles - Henson Park
Round 16 Saturday, 3 July - 3:00pm v Bears - Henson Park
Round 17 Saturday, 10 July - 2:00pm v Souths - Redfern Oval
Round 18 Sunday, 18 July - 2:00pm v Mounties - Aubrey Keech Reserve
Round 19 Saturday, 24 July - 3:00pm v Magpies - Henson Park
Round 20 BYE
Round 21 Saturday, 7 August - 3:00pm – Souths - Henson Park
Round 22 Saturday, 14 August - 3:00pm – Eels - Henson Park
Round 23 Saturday, 21 August – TBC v Magpies
Round 24 Sunday, 29 August - 11:30am v Sea Eagles - Lottoland
* Venues and times subject to change
Cover photo - Monty Raper, courtesy Mike Magee photography