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2018 DRAW | UNE Harold Matthews Cup


The NSWRL has released the full Harold Matthews Cup under-16s competition draw, ahead of the 2018 season kicking off on 10 February.

Click here for the full 2018 UNE Harold Matthews Cup draw.

Click here to follow the 2018 Harold Matthews Cup in the Live Match Centre.

The 2017 NSWRL Under-16 competition saw Newcastle win both the minor premiership and premiership to avenge 2016's Grand Final heartache.  

Cronulla, Parramatta and Illawarra made up the top four after recording just three losses between them in the season proper, but the Knights achieved excellence by going through the entire campaign undefeated. After a delayed start to the season due to a heatwave across Sydney, Manly opened the year in the most impressive fashion, scoring 108 points in their first two games while only conceding 12.

They went on to finish just outside the top four but impressed once again in the finals series, booking their place in the Grand Final. Their opponents, Newcastle, however, were too strong on the day as NSW Under-16 captain Jaron Purcell scored the premiership-winning try to secure the 26-20 victory.

The game capped off yet another successful Harold Matthews season, where many of the players enjoyed their first taste of representative quality football and will look to develop through the grades in years to come.

Stay locked on throughout 2018 for full weekly recaps on each of NSWRL's Junior Representative competitions.

NB: On 8 February the draw was updated to incorporate the below changes

Round 1 (time change)

Penrith v Balmain

Panthers Stadium

Saturday 10 February 2018


Round 2 (venue change)

St George v Roosters

Norford Park

Saturday 17 February 2018


NB: On 12 February the draw was updated to incorporate the below changes

Round 8 (time/date change)

Cronulla v Balmain

Sharks Academy

Friday 30 March 2018


 NB: On 14 February the draw was updated to incorporate the below changes

Round 5 (time change)

Wests v Parramatta

Campbelltown Stadium

Saturday 10 March 2018

12.00 noon

*Please note all NSWRL competition draws are subject to change.

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