NSW Cup: North Sydney v Newtown Preview

Two famous foundation clubs go head to head in the second VB NSW Cup Elimination Semi Final when the North Sydney Bears take on the Newtown Jets at Leichhardt Oval.

The second placed Bears will be looking to bounce back after a tight two point loss to the Newcastle Knights last weekend at WIN Jubilee Oval when they take on the Jets in what is sure to be a tight encounter.

Only four points has separated the two teams in their two encounter this year with the Bears securing the win at Henson Park, before both teams fought out a 16-all draw at North Sydney Oval in Round 23.

Bolstered by the return of George Burgess, the Bears will head into the match as slight favourites, though that’s not to say the Newtown side doesn’t feature it’s fair share of NRL talent.

Captained by former Eel, Daniel Mortimer, the Jets will also take the field with fellow Premiership players, Peni Tagive, Justin Carney, Mose Masoe and Anthony Cherrington to name a few.

Last Time they Played:
Round 10: North Sydney Bears 26 – 22 Newtown Jets – Henson Park
Round 23: North Sydney Bears 16 – 16 Newtown Jets – North Sydney Oval

Details:
Wentworthville Magpies v Balmain Ryde-Eastwood Tigers

Leichhardt Oval
Sunday, September 16 – 3:00pm
Twitter: #vbnswcup

Match Officials:
Referee: Jon Stone
Touch Judges: Brenden Wood, Jay Farlow

Coverage:
Web: NSWRL Live Scoreboard (Click here to view)
Radio:2GB Continuous Call Team

Team Lists:

North Sydney Bears:
Kieran Vale, Chris Centrone, Fetuli Talanoa, Bennett Leslie, Curtis Johnston, Jack Hawkins, Ryan Carr, Scott Geddes, Brendan McKinnon, George Burgess, Blake Judd, Greg Nichols, Josh Starling; Interchange: Brock Molan, Neccrom Areaiiti, Chris Hyde, Matt Hyland

Newtown Jets:
Alofa Alofa, Daniel Tupou, Peni Tagive, Francis Vaiotu, Justin Carney, Adam Henry, Daniel Mortimer, Mose Masoe, Nafe Seluini, Josh Ailaomai, Jack Bosden, Brad Barrett, Ahmad Ellaz; Interchange: Andrew Pearn, Kurt Kara, Anthony Cherrington,      Saulala Houma, Mark Kheirallah, Jack Littlejohn, Isaac Liu