HERE are the names and playing backgrounds of the Newtown Jets RLFC team that will be playing the Melbourne Storm RLFC at Henson Park on Saturday, March 6th, 2004. Kick Off at 5.00pm.
Andrew Le Breton (Former Penrith Jersey Flegg representative, with Newtown in 2003)
Alf Duncan ( ex-Moree, Manly-Warringah, Wests-Tigers, Cronulla-Sutherland, with Newtown since 2001);
Sioeli Helu (ex-Wellington NZ Bartercard Cup, New Zealand Residents representative; holds three University degrees, a bit of a rarity in Newtown club circles!!)
Nelson Leon (ex-Southport RLFC, Burleigh Bears RLFC, Queensland Schoolboys Representative);
Ben Tickle (with Newtown since 2002, Parramatta junior representative player; NSW Catholic Schools rep).
Clayton Sellings (ex-Bulldogs RLFC, Kyogle RLFC);
David Hall (ex-Port Kembla RLFC, referred to Newtown by Luke Goodwin)
Thomas Gemmell (ex-Wellington NZ Bartercard Cup; ex-New Zealand Residents captain)
Bill Najjarin (ex-St. George and Bulldogs junior representative player; with Newtown since 2002; Jets Premier League Best and Fairest Winner in 2003);
Mathieu Julia (ex-Pia RLFC, France and France "A" representative; recommended to Newtown by Craig Field, currently captain and coach of Pia).
James Stosic (ex-NZ Bartercard Cup and Redcliffe RLFC in the Queensland Cup competition);
Daniel Manousso (ex-South Sydney Rabbitohs and Souths Juniors)
Adam Bennett (ex-Port Kembla, NSW Combined High Schools rep, also recommended to Newtown by Luke Goodwin)
Clifford Manu (ex-Canterbury juniors),
Chris Williams (ex-Penrith, ex-Western Suburbs, with Newtown since 1999)
Peter Howie (ex-South Sydney Rabbitohs, played with Newtown in 2000);
Dane Scott (ex-Kempsey RLFC)
Ben Cook (ex-GPS Rugby Union, again a rarity in an impeccably working class club like Newtown!);
David Vial (ex-Penrith Jersey Flegg representative)
Andrew Kaleopa (ex-Parramatta juniors representative, Samoan representative team);
Troy Barnes (ex-South Sydney, Sydney Roosters, with Newtown since 2002)
Nelson Lomi (ex-Sydney Roosters).
Colin Murphy (Newtown RLFC First Grade coach 1994-1997; Western Suburbs First Division coach 1998-1999; Newtown RLFC First Grade coach from 2000 to the present. Popularly referred to as the Kevin Sheedy of Rugby League football. One of the thirteen-a-side code's great characters.)
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Glen "Bumper" Dwyer
THIS Saturday(March 6th), at Oki Jubilee Stadium, the mighty St.George Dragons will clash with the Illawarra Steelers in Harold Matthews and SG Ball Cup. The first match commences at 1:15 at Kogarah.
IT'S understood that Bulldogs players are not answering direct questions from Police over the alleged sexual assault of a young woman at Coffs Harbour last month.
THIS season Cronulla have been ranked distant outsiders. Coming from the disaster of 2003, its little surprise that nobody thinks we?re a chance at the eight. Laurie Daley predicted thirteenth, RLW gave us twelfth. However, with a swag of new signings and a year of experience under our belts, the Sharks have a good a shot at the title as anyone. Much of our chances stem from the forward pack and the new found depth therein.
THERE are unconfirmed reports this evening that two Melbourne Storm players are under investigation for allegedly sexually assaulting a young woman.
MELBOURNE coach Craig Bellamy wants the NRL to nominate the team receiving a first-round bye immediately proceeding the end of the previous season.
BRISBANE Broncos captain Gorden Tallis has questioned decisions made by referee Tim Mander during the club's trial match against the Sydney Roosters last weekend.
BRISBANE Broncos fullback Darren Lockyer has apologised for comments he made relating to the Bulldogs sex scandal at a corporate function today.
THE Bulldogs are continuing to test the patience of police, with winger Hazem El Masri today refusing to answer questions relating to the alleged sexual assault of a woman in Coffs Harbour last month. El Masri also refused to give police a DNA sample.
THE St George Illawarra Dragons are set to announce a new major sponsor for 2004.
BRISBANE brothers Shaun and Barry Berrigan have won spots in the Broncos starting side for their NRL season opener against the New Zealand Warriors at Suncorp Stadium on Sunday week.
SIX Bulldogs players have arrived at the Sydney Police Centre more than two hours after investigators were expecting them.
WARRIORS fans can breathe a sigh of relief with news star halfback Stacey Jones has resumed full contact training.
THE National Rugby League has extended the authority of its video officials and directed referees to clamp down on the grapple tackle ahead of the premiership kick-off in two weeks.
THE St George District Rugby League Football Club?s ?Legends Walk? will officially be opened at Oki Jubilee Stadium this Saturday at 2.30pm.