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Here is some information concerning the circumstances that led to the Newtown Jets RLFC VB Premier League team playing in colours other than their traditional royal blue jerseys last Sunday at Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland.
The Newtown Jets had no alternative other than to play in Sydney Roosters white jerseys on Sunday at Mt Smart Stadium in Auckland, due to the late approval given to the Auckland Lions to join the NSWRL VB Premier League competition.
In addition, the Newtown club had not been officially advised as to the irreconcilable clash of colours between the two teams until early March which did not allow our club enough time to have a suitable alternate strip manufactured.
The Auckland Lions colours are royal blue and white and there was a clear case for the visiting team, in this case the Newtown Jets, to wear an alternative strip to avoid confusion for everyone concerned. Auckland