Jets must find full throttle against Port

Mark Simon

Mark Simon


Nowra-Bomaderry Jets go into this Sunday's clash at the bottom of the ladder.

Opponents Port Kembla haven't fared much better so far and sit once place above them, with just one win for the season.

While both sides may have had little to smile about so far, a win will be a much-needed confidence booster and could be just what the Jets need to get their season on track.

The Jets let a couple of opportunities slip this season - they drew 28-28 with Jamberoo in their first game and were pipped on the siren by Shellharbour two weeks ago.

Having been close in all of their games up until last week, their 50-20 loss to defending premiers Gerringong must have been disappointing for coach Ben Wellington and his side, who have too much talent to be on the bottom of the table.

With the exception of their 20-18 win against Milton-Ulladulla, Port Kembla were comfortably beaten in their other games but showed a lot more promise than last year.

Mark and Steve Brandon continue to impress since their switch from rugby union and their younger brother, Keiran, makes his first grade debut at fullback.

The Jets have a strong forward pack, with Mat Rouen, Ryan James, Ben Wellington and Zac Kershaw, while the experience of halfback Geoff Johnson is a big plus for the backs.

The key man for the Blacks is captain-coach Mark Simon who always does what he can to get the best out of his young side.


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