Almanac Rugby League: Newtown RLFC ‘characters’




The Newtown Jets may be long gone from the top flight ranks of the old NSWRL but the club marches on strong and proud in the 21st century. You can read some of the stories about Newtown that we’ve featured on The Footy Almanac this year here.


Last week we received several more photographs, courtesy of an NSWRL source, featuring some of the club’s great characters of yesteryear. They’ll bring a smile to your dial, as we used to say back in the day.


Johnny Raper, 1958


To see a record of Johnny Raper’s career click here.



Henry Holloway moves in to tackle Clive Churchill, 1954


To see a record of Henry Holloway’s career click here.



Dick Poole, 1955


To see a record of Dick Poole’s career click here.



Manfred Moore, 1977


To see a record of Manfred Moore’s career click here.



Tom Raudonikis, 1981 Grand Final


To see a record of Tommy Raudonikis’s career click here.


All photos courtesy of the Newtown RLFC.


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  1. Dr Rocket says


  2. Jason Buffier says

    Is it just me, or does Henry Holloway share a passing resemblance to our esteemed editor?

  3. Which editor? I always thought a young Henry looked a bit like Fred Astaire.

  4. Jason Buffier says

    Ha! I like to use a young Clint Eastwood myself.

  5. Jarrod_L says

    The Jets (or Bluebags as I’m sure plenty will always know them as) have often struck me as being a bit of a mirror to Fitzroy, especially with regards to their fortunes in recent decades.

    Brilliant images!

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