Preview | Canterbury Cup NSW Grand Final 2019

What a way to finish the 2019 Canterbury Cup NSW season with the Newtown Jets and Wentworthville Magpies battling it out for premiership glory. 

Newtown Jets v Wentworthville Magpies
Sunday 28 September
Bankwest Stadium

Match: Jets v Magpies

Grand Final -

Full Time
Jets

Home Team

Jets

Scored 20 points
Magpies

Away Team

Magpies

Scored 15 points

Venue: Bankwest Stadium, Sydney

Match broadcasters:

  • Nine Network
  • LIVE PASS

The Canterbury Cup NSW Grand Final guarantees a fairy tale finish for one club after the Newtown Jets and Wentworthville Magpies fought their way through to the decider from the bottom half of the table.

The Jets finished the season in seventh position but have steadily built momentum throughout their finals campaign. They had to come from behind to beat Mounties in Week One, rallied again to beat the North Sydney Bears in Week Two and held on against a fast-finishing Minor Premier St George Illawarra Dragons in Week Three.

The Jets are chasing their first premiership since 2012 and will also be hoping to atone for last year’s Grand Final heartbreaking 18-12 loss to Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs. They boast starpower across the park with hooker Blayke Brailey, fullback William Kennedy, winger Sione Katoa, centre Ronaldo Mulitalo, and forwards Scott Sorensen, Jayson Bukuya, Billy Magoulias and Greg Eastwood all having played NRL.

The Magpies road to the Grand Final has been just as inspiring after they beat South Sydney Rabbitohs in the final round of the regular season to grab eighth position and assure themselves of a finals spot. They scored a comprehensive win over Penrith Panthers in Week One, sealed a win over Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs with a late try in Week Two and blew the Rabbitohs off the park in Week Three.

They have been led by former Parramatta Eels captain Tim Mannah who has plenty of support in the engine room from other forwards with NRL experience including Matt McIlwrick, David Gower, Peni Terepo and Oregon Kaufusi.

The backline also includes plenty of NRL strike power with captain Josh Hoffman, centre Ethan Parry, winger George Jennings and five-eighth Jaeman Salmon having all played for the Eels this season.

The two teams have shared the spoils this season with the Jets scoring a 22-10 over the Magpies in June while the Magpies scored a thumping 42-10 win over the Jets in April. Both teams also bring great form into the Grand Final having won their past six matches.

Team Lists

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Jets is number 1 William Kennedy
    Fullback for Magpies is number 1 Josh Hoffman
  • Winger for Jets is number 2 Sione Katoa
    Winger for Magpies is number 2 Charlton Schaafhausen
  • Centre for Jets is number 3 Aaron Gray
    Centre for Magpies is number 3 Ethan Parry
  • Centre for Jets is number 4 Ronaldo Mulitalo
    Centre for Magpies is number 4 George Jennings
  • Winger for Jets is number 5 Tyrone Phillips
    Winger for Magpies is number 5 Greg Leleisiuao
  • Five-Eighth for Jets is number 6 Jack A Williams
    Five-Eighth for Magpies is number 6 Jaeman Salmon
  • Halfback for Jets is number 7 Braydon Trindall
    Halfback for Magpies is number 7 Rhys Davies

Forwards

  • Prop for Jets is number 8 Toby Rudolf
    Prop for Magpies is number 8 Tim Mannah
  • Hooker for Jets is number 9 Blayke Brailey
    Hooker for Magpies is number 9 Matt McIlwrick
  • Prop for Jets is number 10 Jaimin Jolliffe
    Prop for Magpies is number 10 Stefano Utoikamanu
  • 2nd Row for Jets is number 11 Scott Sorensen
    2nd Row for Magpies is number 11 Andrew Davey
  • 2nd Row for Jets is number 12 Jayson Bukuya
    2nd Row for Magpies is number 12 David Gower
  • Lock for Jets is number 13 Billy Magoulias
    Lock for Magpies is number 13 Peni Terepo

Interchange

  • Interchange for Jets is number 14 Teig Wilton
    Interchange for Magpies is number 14 Haze Dunster
  • Interchange for Jets is number 16 Siosifa Talakai
    Interchange for Magpies is number 15 Oregon Kaufusi
  • Interchange for Jets is number 17 Daniel Vasquez
    Interchange for Magpies is number 17 Haimona Hiroti
  • Interchange for Jets is number 19 Matt Evans
    Interchange for Magpies is number 22 Ray Stone

Path to the Grand Final

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