Jets failed to fire up

THE Newtown Jets were well beaten by the Canterbury Bulldogs in the Canterbury Cup NSW trial match played at Henson Park on Saturday evening.

It was Newtown’s first trial match against Canterbury Cup opposition and the Bulldogs dished out a salutary lesson to the error-prone and disorganised Jets, winning the match played over four 20-minute quarters by 16-4.
There were no conversion attempts during the match and the Bulldogs scored a try in each quarter, taking an 8-4 lead into halftime.
Dynamic Jets centre Jonah Ngaronoa – a product of the 2019 Cronulla Sharks Jersey Flegg squad- scored Newtown’s only try in the 38th minute.
The Jet’s error rate turned over plenty of ball to the Bulldogs and they had to defend close to their own try-line for extended periods.
The Jets’ last trial match will be at home against Manly-Warringah’s Canterbury Cup partnership club, Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles, at Henson Park this Sunday, March 1, at 2pm.
The club’s long-time benefactor Terry Rowney was made a Life Member of the NSW Rugby League last Friday. Terry is a life-long Newtown Bluebags/Jets supporter and became a Director of the Newtown RLFC in 1980.