The Newtown Jets recorded one of their biggest wins for several seasons with their 64-24 demolition of the Newcastle Knights at Henson Park on Saturday. This was an unexpected result - the Knights were in good form and in third position on the VB NSW Cup competition table, and had easily accounted for Newtown in their second round encounter up at Toronto. This was the last of a run of four consecutive home games for the Jets and the win reinstates Newtown in fourth position, as well as providing a substantial boost to their points for and against.
The Jets made an ideal start to the match, running up an 18-0 lead after only 12 minutes through two tries to centre Justin Carney and one to halfback Daniel Mortimer. The Jets led 24-6 after 20 minutes when NSW Under 20