Gutsy Cronulla-Sutherland second rower Keith Galloway makes his return to the Rugby League playing arena this Saturday, having fully recovered from the after-effects of the outrage at Brookvale Oval back in mid-March.
Galloway will in fact be making his playing comeback at Henson Park wearing the historic royal blue colours of the Sharks? VB Premier League associate club, the Newtown Jets. The so-called ?West Side Story? partnership between the Sharks and the Jets is working very well, with both teams favourably positioned on their respective competition tables.
Newtown takes on Balmain in a traditional inner-western local derby at Henson Park this Saturday, with the VB Premier League match kicking off at 3.00pm. The game is also the first leg of the 2005 Ryan-Pringle Shield series, named after Trevor Ryan and Neil Pringle who played with distinction with both the Jets and the Tigers in the 1970?s.
Newtown?s VB Premier League team this Saturday includes 9 players with current NRL playing experience, and with nearly 200 NRL appearances collectively between them. Jets fans, arguably the most durable in the business, will think they?ve returned to the club?s NSWRL first grade days with a team of such proven quality taking the field at Henson Park in the 1908 Foundation Club?s famous colours.
Match details: NSWRL VB Premier League Newtown v Balmain Saturday, April 23 Henson Park Kick-Off: 3.00pm Curtain-Raiser: Roosters v Dragons, Jersey Flegg, 1.30pm