The Rugby League fortunes of the Newtown Jets nosedived further on Saturday when they were thrashed 46-6 by North Sydney at Henson Park. The Bears had around seventy per cent of possession in the first half and led 30-0 at the break. The Newtown players compounded their own problems in the first forty minutes through a lack of commitment in defence and by conceding a 5-2 penalty tally to Norths.
The Jets made a better contest of the game in the second half but there was no hope of overhauling the Bears massive lead. Norths are now supremely well positioned to win the Frank Hyde Shield for 2009, a trophy which is contested between the two clubs over two home and away matches on a total points for and against basis.