NEWTOWN?S quest for a place in the 2005 VB Premier League grand final ended with a hard-fought 24-14 loss to Parramatta, in the second preliminary final played at Telstra Stadium on Sunday. That final score-line doesn?t fully reflect just how close this elimination match really was, with a number of lineball refereeing decisions that had an influence on the final outcome.
NSW takes on Queensland in a Women?s Rugby League interstate challenge match at Henson Park this Saturday. The Queenslanders won both interstate matches in 2004, but the NSW girls have vowed to end the Maroons? dominance.
THE Sydney Airport Jets stayed alive in the 2005 VB Premier League finals series when they defeated St.George-Illawarra 31-22, in the elimination semi-final played at Aussie Stadium on Saturday evening.
NSWRL VB Premier League team to play Parramatta in the 2005 Preliminary Final.
THE Newtown RLFC VB Premier League team for this Saturday?s elimination semi-final against St.George-Illawarra at Aussie Stadium is:
THE Canberra Raiders defeated Newtown by 24-20 in the absorbing VB Premier League qualifying semi-final played at Seiffert Oval on Saturday. The Jets had led by 20-14 with only three minutes of the match remaining, but a sensational Canberra try which was converted from wide out sent the game into golden-point extra time. The Raiders scored first in the extra time period to win this enthralling contest and to maintain the Canberra club?s unbeaten record against Newtown at the Queanbeyan ground.
THE Newtown Rugby League Football Club is pleased to formally announce that it has formed a partnership with the famous Sydney Roosters RLFC, a fellow foundation club of the NSW Rugby League.
THE Sydney Airport Jets made one of their worst starts to a VB Premier League match this season, conceding 16 points to South Sydney in the opening seven minutes of this 1908 foundation clubs local derby.
THE Sydney Airport Jets were pushed back into fifth place on the VB Premier League competition table, following their 32-20 loss to the Newcastle Knights at Energy Australia Stadium on Saturday evening. In the Jim Beam Cup, Newtown qualified for the semi-final series after defeating Erina 28-12 on Saturday afternoon, and then surviving an attempt by their nearest rivals Cabramatta to surpass the Jets? for and against record.
THE Sydney Roosters VB Premier League team showed their premiership-winning credentials at Aussie Stadium on Saturday evening, when they trounced the Sydney Airport Jets by 42-6. Newtown has made a habit of stirring second half comebacks in recent weeks, but there was rarely a glimmer of hope in this match, with the Roosters well in command from start to finish.