Injuries see more Jet opportunities
Newtown are coming off an outstanding last start victory against second-placed South Sydney, but are feeling the flow-on effects of the run of injuries in the Cronulla Sharks ranks.
While several players who turned out for Newtown in 2018 and who played for the Jets in last year’s grand final, are now appearing regularly in the Cronulla Sharks NRL team, a number of talented youngsters from the Sharks premiership-winning Jersey Flegg (under 20s) team are now playing for Newtown.
Veteran hooker James Segeyaro has been transferred to the Brisbane Broncos, while recurring injuries have forced the early retirement of hard-working backrower Anthony Moraitis.
The injuries and departures are giving Jets’ youngsters their chance to impress.
Despite these team disruptions, the Jets’ recent win against Souths proves they can be more than a match for any other team in the Canterbury Cup NSW competition.
Kick-off is at 1pm.