Bulldogs were too good
Defending premiers the Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs turned on an impressive display in seeing off the Jets by 40-28 and have now moved into first place on the Canterbury Cup NSW competition table.
In what was a rematch of the 2018 Intrust Super Premiership grand final, the Jets came up against a well-drilled and in-form Bulldogs team that effectively shut Newtown out of the game in the first half.
The Bulldogs dominated possession and field position and ran up a 24-10 lead by halftime. The Jets first half tries were scored by on-debut centre Tyrone Phillips and fullback Will Kennedy.
Newtown hit back early in the second half through a second try to Kennedy, but Canterbury Bankstown reasserted control and extended their lead to 40-16 after 70 minutes of play. The Jets competed to the end and scored two more tries before full-time, with second-rower Siosifa Talakai and halfback Braydon Trindall claiming tries late in the second half.
Newtown’s best players were Greg Eastwood, Siosifa Talakai and Billy Magoulias in the forwards and Jack Williams and Will Kennedy in the backs.
The Jets return to Henson Park this Saturday, July 6, when they meet St George-Illawarra at 3pm.