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Jets dominant in win over Eels

Jets dominant in win over Eels
(Match report courtesy of Pranav Harish - NSWRL.)

The Newtown Jets notched up their third straight win in Round 17 of The Knock-On Effect NSW Cup, beating the Parramatta Eels 40-22 on Saturday at Henson Park.

The Eels had an early 6-0 lead with a try from Jack Murchie, but soon fell behind on the scoreboard as the Jets put on a try-scoring blitz in the opening half.

The Jets hit back through Jayden Berrell when the dummy-half scurried down the short side off a scrum play. Mawene Hiroti’s conversion evened the score-line.

Newtown ran in their next try a few minutes later when five-eighth Braydon Trindall crossed over from a Samuel Stonestreet chip kick. Hiroti added the extras to lead 12-6.

Newtown looked more ominous as captain Billy Magoulias went over untouched moments later, before the conversion gave the home side an 18-6 lead.

Newtown sailed out to a 24-6 lead after Stonestreet scored a try of his own, with the Eels’ defence outnumbered on the edges.

The Eels found their way over the try-line again when Lorenzo Mulitalo dived over, with his acrobatic effort bringing the margin to 24-10.

In Parramatta’s next set, back-rower Matt Doorey was on the end of Jordan Rankin’s last-tackle grubber to help shorten the deficit. Rankin’s conversion had the Eels trailing 24-16.

Newtown rounded out the first half with a try through Jesse Colquhoun, putting the Jets 28-16 in front at halftime.

Samuel Healy opened the second-half scoring to take the Jets further in front at 34-16.

Then Zac Cini gave the Eels a fighting chance, replying with a try down the western touchline.

The Jets wouldn’t give their opponents another opportunity to score, before Connor Tracey produced Newtown’s seventh try for the afternoon.

Hiroti’s conversion saw the Jets amass 40 points at home.

The Sunday Telegraph estimated the attendance at Henson Park for this Welcome Day community promotion as being over 5,000.

The Jets will be back at Henson Park next Saturday, 1st July to take on the St George-Illawarra Dragons.

Match Details from Henson Park, Saturday, 24th June 2023.

Newtown 40
Jayden Berrell, Braydon Trindall, Billy Magoulias, Samuel Stonestreet, Jesse Colquhoun, Samuel Healey, Connor Tracey tries; Mawene Hiroti 6 conversions
Parramatta 22
Jack Murchie, Lorenzo Mulitalo, Matt Doorey, Zac Cini tries;
Jordan Rankin 2, Jack Murchie conversions.

Half-Time: Newtown led 28-16.

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Newtown’s team
Fullback: Connor Tracey

Wingers: Josh Mansour, Samuel Stonestreet

Centres: Mawene Hiroti, Kayal Iro

Halves: Braydon Trindall, Niwhai Puru

Lock: Billy Magoulias (Captain)

Second Rowers: Jordin Leiu, Jesse Colquhoun

Front Rowers: Kurt Dillon, Tuku Hau Tapuha

Hooker: Jayden Berrell.


Kyle Pickering, Caleb Uele, Samuel Healey, Brad Fearnley.

Coach: George Ndaira.

The Parramatta team
Fullback: Arthur Miller-Stephen

Wingers: Isaac Lumelume, Haze Dunster

Centres: Zac Cini, Lorenzo Mulitalo

Halves: Dan Keir, Jordan Rankin (Captain)

Lock: Luca Moretti

Second Rowers: Jack Murchie, Matt Doorey

Front Rowers: Jontay-Junior Betham-Misa, Ky Rodwell

Hooker: Meni Luke.

Interchange: Toni Mataele, Jirah Momoiisea, Nicholas Lenaz, Niko Apeli
Coach: Nathan Cayless.

Match Timeline:
First Half:

Parramatta kicked off, with Newtown running to the Sydenham Road (southern) end of Henson Park.

5th minute: Jack Murchie try.

6th minute: Jack Murchie conversion.

Parramatta 6-0.

7m45sec: Jayden Berrell try.

9th minute: Mawene Hiroti conversion.


11th minute: Braydon Trindall try.

12th minute: Mawene Hiroti conversion.

Newtown 12-6.

15th minute: Billy Magoulias try.

16th minute: Mawene Hiroti conversion.

Newtown 18-6.

20th minute: Samuel Stonestreet try.

22nd minute: Mawene Hiroti conversion.

Newtown 24-6.

28th minute: Lorenzo Mulitalo try.

Not converted. Newtown 24-10.

32nd minute: Matt Doorey try.

33rd minute: Jordan Rankin conversion.

Newtown 24-16.

39th minute: Jesse Colquhoun try.

Not converted. Newtown 28-16.

Half-Time: Newtown led 28-16.

Second Half:

57th minute: Samuel Healey try.

58th minute: Mawene Hiroti conversion.

Newtown 34-16.

69th minute: Zac Cini try.

70th minute: Jordan Rankin conversion.

Newtown 34-22.

74th minute: Connor Tracey try.

76th minute: Mawene Hiroti conversion.

Newtown 40-22.

Full-Time: Newtown 40 defeated Parramatta 22.


During the second half of today’s match, Mayor Darcy Byrne from the Inner West Council made an official announcement that the Newtown RLFC has been granted a lease to use Henson Park as the club’s home ground for the next 21 years.


In the Mojo Homes Illawarra Competition round of matches played on Saturday, 24th June, Newtown’s partnership club De La Salle defeated Dapto 38-20 in the match played at Captain Cook Oval, Woolooware.

Newtown’s next match details:
NSWRL Knock-On Effect NSW Cup – 18th Round
Saturday, 1st July 2023
Henson Park
Newtown v St George-Illawarra
Kick-Off: 3.00pm.

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