One of the Newtown club's oldest points-scoring records was broken this season, when Sydney Airport Jets centre Ryan Milligan clocked up 30 points in a Jim Beam Cup competition match on August 2nd.
The previous record had been held by the famous Bluebag full-back Tom Kirk, who scored a try and kicked 11 goals for an individual total of 25 points, in a competition match against St.George in 1944.
Ryan, who had joined the Jets from the Newcastle Knights earlier this year, bagged 2 tries and kicked 11 goals when the Jets crushed Woy Woy by 74-14 at Henson Park back in early August. Ryan had originally been signed by the Knights from the Queensland Cup club, Burleigh Bears.
While Ryan has set a new club benchmark for the number of points scored by an individual player in a game, he continues to share the record for the most goals kicked in one game (11) with the great Tom Kirk.
Congratulations Ryan for setting a formidable new standard for this particular club record.
Incidentally, Ryan gave a strong performance in the NSWRL Premier League victory by the Jets over the Penrith-St.Marys Cougars a week after setting this club record. Newtown had trailed the Cougars 20-4 at half-time at the Western Weekender Stadium, but came from behind to win 26-20 in one of the most memorable wins of the 2003 season.
The Cougars have since gone on to claim a place in this year's NSWRL Premier League Grand Final next Sunday at Telstra Stadium.