WITH the Newtown Rugby League Football Club?s Centenary rapidly approaching in January 2008, all former Jets players and officials are invited to make contact with the club to ensure that their name, address and other contact details are added to the club?s data base of ex-players and officials.
MANLY-WARRINGAH ended Newtown?s unbeaten record in home games this season, in the high-scoring VB Premier League match played at Henson Park on Saturday. The Sea Eagles won an exciting contest by 46-36, with two late tries seeing off the Jets? spirited attempt to seal their double-chance in the upcoming finals series. Newtown had been unable to land the killer blow at critical moments in the second half that might well have sealed the result.
NEWTOWN went down by 38-28 in the VB Premier League match against the St. George-Illawarra Dragons at OKI Jubilee Stadium on Sunday, but there were several positive features to take from the game. The Jets had fielded a hastily reorganised team due to injuries and late withdrawals, further compounded by the loss of their chief ?go forward? front-rower James Stosic in the pre-match warm-up and playmaker Glenn Sedwell with a hip injury at half-time.
THE Newtown and Balmain Rugby League clubs, two of Australia?s 1908 foundation clubs, compete on an annual basis for the Trevor Ryan ? Neil Pringle Shield, honouring two iconic champions who played with distinction for both clubs in the 1970?s and early 1980?s.
THE Sydney Airport Jets won their VB Premier League match against North Sydney on Saturday in similar style to the previous week?s thriller against the Balmain Tigers ? a lethargic first half, followed by a complete turnaround in the second forty minutes. The Jets trailed the Bears by 18-0 at half-time and looked to have used up all of their ?get out of jail? cards. Six tries later, Newtown had retrieved another two competition points with this improbable 32-28 win over their old 1908 foundation club rivals.
THE Sydney Airport Jets stormed home to an eleventh-hour victory over the Balmain Tigers in yet another Henson Park thriller on Saturday. Played in front of one of the season?s biggest crowds, Newtown won this VB Premier League match by 34-26 after having trailed by 22-6 at half-time. The Jets maintained their unbeaten record in Premier League matches at Henson Park this year and also won the Trevor Ryan-Neil Pringle Shield, the trophy contested annually between the two inner-western clubs.
THE Sydney Airport Jets defeated the Newcastle Knights by 36-8 in the VB Premier League match played at Toyota Park on Saturday evening. Newtown had led by 30-0 at the half-time break but could not maintain their points-scoring momentum in the second half.
IN a high-scoring match in which a total of fourteen tries were scored, South Sydney defeated Newtown by 45-36 in the VB Premier League fixture played at Aussie Stadium on Saturday.
WESTERN Suburbs made the Sydney Airport Jets work hard for their two competition points in the VB Premier League match played at Henson Park on Saturday. Wests led 8-0 early in this match and by 10-6 at half-time, but the big Jets forward pack took control in the second half, with Newtown coming away with an eventual 30-10 win. The Magpies had scored two tries in the first ten minutes of play and kept the Jets trapped at their own end of the field for an extended period in the first half.
THE Newtown RLFC is pleased to announce that three Sydney Airport Jets players have been selected in the NSW Residents Rugby League representative team to play Queensland Residents on Wednesday, July 6th at Suncorp Stadium. The three players are Nathan Merritt, Vince Mellars and James Stosic. In addition, Kevin Kingston has been named as a stand-by player for the representative squad.