Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 10 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Biggest losing streak (20 matches). Incredibly, Newtown won their first and last matches of the season, but lost all 20 in-between. They finished with a 33-20 win over Souths, scoring 9 tries to give fans hope for a big improvement in 1978. However 1978 was almost as bad, they had 2 wins, a draw and 19 losses that year. Amazingly, only 3 years later, in 1981, they made the Grand Final.
|Newtown scored more than 400 points in a season on how many occasions?||Newtown RLFC
2 . In 1972 they scored 402 pts from 22 games, with 80 tries, 78 goals and 6 field goals. In 1982 they got 406 points from 26 games, with 81 tries, 79 goals and 5 field goals.
|In their last season, what position on the ladder did Newtown finish?||Newtown RLFC
2nd last. 13th from 14 teams.
|How many times did Newtown come runners-up in the premiership?||Newtown RLFC
7. 1913, 1914, 1929, 1944, 1954, 1955, and 1981. Could have got a lot more than their 3 premierships! In 1954 and 1955 they were minor premiers in both years, but lost each Grand Final to Souths.
|In 1980, a Newtown player won the Rothmans Medal for best and fairest in the competition. What was his name?||Newtown RLFC
Geoff Bugden . He went on to play for both Parramatta and Canterbury after the Jets folded.
3. They won in 1910, 1933 and 1943.
|What year was Newtown's last season in the first grade competition?||Newtown RLFC
1983. They exited the competition due to lack of funds. Newtown entered the NSWRL Metropolitan Cup competition (formed in 1990) in 1991, fielding first and reserve grade sides. This competition was seen as a second tier senior competition to the then Winfield Cup. Despite operating on a shoestring budget, Newtown was the dominant club in the 1990s, winning first grade Premiership titles in 1992, 1995, 1996 and 1997. 2000 brought Newtown's first season in the NSWRL First Division competition, with the Jets acting as primary feeder team to the NRL's Auckland Warriors ... from www.newtownjets.com
|What were Newtown called when they entered the competition?||Newtown RLFC
Bluebags. They were the Bluebags 1908 to 1972, and become the Jets in 1973.
1908. Yep, one of the 8 foundation clubs.