The 1982 KB Cup was the 9th edition of the NSWRFL Midweek Cup, a NSWRFL-organised national club Rugby League tournament between the leading clubs and representative teams from the NSWRFL, the BRL, the CRL, the QRL and the NZRL.

1982 NSWRFL Midweek Cup
NSWRFL KB Cup
Tournament details
Dates24 March - 11 August 1982
Teams18
Venue(s)3 (in 3 host cities)
Final positions
ChampionsManly-Warringah (1st title)
Runners-upNewtown
Tournament statistics
Matches played24
1981
1983

A total of 18 teams from across Australia and New Zealand played 24 matches in a round-robin format with teams playing a round of games with the 2 lowest performing teams being eliminated before the remaining teams played another round of games with the top 8 teams advanced to a knockout stage, with the matches being held midweek during the premiership season.

Qualified TeamsEdit

Team Nickname League Qualification Participation (bold indicates winners)
Parramatta Eels NSWRFL Winners of the 1981 New South Wales Rugby Football League Premiership 9th (Previous: 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981)
Newtown Jets NSWRFL Runners-Up in the 1981 New South Wales Rugby Football League Premiership 9th (Previous: 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981)
Eastern Suburbs Roosters NSWRFL Third Place in the 1981 New South Wales Rugby Football League Premiership 9th (Previous: 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981)
Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles NSWRFL Fourth Place in the 1981 New South Wales Rugby Football League Premiership 9th (Previous: 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981)
Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks NSWRFL Fifth Place in the 1981 New South Wales Rugby Football League Premiership 9th (Previous: 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981)
Western Suburbs Magpies NSWRFL Sixth Place in the 1981 New South Wales Rugby Football League Premiership 9th (Previous: 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981)
North Sydney Bears NSWRFL Seventh Place in the 1981 New South Wales Rugby Football League Premiership 9th (Previous: 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981)
St. George Dragons NSWRFL Eighth Place in the 1981 New South Wales Rugby Football League Premiership 9th (Previous: 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981)
South Sydney Rabbitohs NSWRFL Ninth Place in the 1981 New South Wales Rugby Football League Premiership 9th (Previous: 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981)
Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs NSWRFL Tenth Place in the 1981 New South Wales Rugby Football League Premiership 9th (Previous: 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981)
Penrith Panthers NSWRFL Eleventh Place in the 1981 New South Wales Rugby Football League Premiership 9th (Previous: 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981)
Balmain Tigers NSWRFL Twelfth Place in the 1981 New South Wales Rugby Football League Premiership 9th (Previous: 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981)
Canberra Raiders NSWRFL NSWRFL Expansion Team 1st
Illawarra Steelers NSWRFL NSWRFL Expansion Team 1st
Brisbane Poinsettias BRL League Representative Team 4th (Previous: 1979, 1980, 1981)
NSW Country Kangaroos CRL Country League Representative Team 4th (Previous: 1979, 1980, 1981)
Queensland Country Maroons QRL Country League Representative Team 4th (Previous: 1979, 1980, 1981)
South Island Scorpions NZRL Winners of the 1981 New Zealand Rugby League Inter-District Premiership 1st

VenuesEdit

Sydney Brisbane Tweed Heads
Leichhardt Oval Lang Park Chris Cunningham Field
Capacity: 23,000 Capacity: 45,000 Capacity: 13,500
   

Round 1Edit

Date Winner Score Loser Score Venue Man of the Match
24/03/82   Eastern Suburbs 12   Western Suburbs 0 Leichhardt Oval Marty Gurr & Des O'Reilly - Eastern Suburbs
31/03/82   South Sydney 18   North Sydney 10 Leichhardt Oval Tony Melrose - South Sydney
7/04/82   Manly-Warringah 47   Illawarra 20 Leichhardt Oval Mike Eden - Manly-Warringah
14/04/82   Canberra 27   South Island (NZ) 15 Leichhardt Oval Jay Hoffman - Canberra
21/04/82   St George 26   QLD Country 10 Lang Park Rohan Hancock - QLD Country
21/04/82   Balmain 13   Combined Brisbane 10 Lang Park Gary Bridge - Balmain
28/04/82   Penrith 16   Parramatta 7 Chris Cunningham Field Kevin Dann - Penrith
5/05/82   Newtown 26   Canterbury-Bankstown 5 Leichhardt Oval Steve Bowden - Newtown
26/05/82   Cronulla-Sutherland 15   NSW Country 2 Leichhardt Oval Dane Sorensen - Cronulla-Sutherland
Club Played Won Lost Drawn For Against Diff. Points
  Manly-Warringah 1 1 0 0 47 20 27 2
  Newtown 1 1 0 0 26 5 21 2
  St George 1 1 0 0 26 10 16 2
  Cronulla-Sutherland 1 1 0 0 15 2 13 2
  Eastern Suburbs 1 1 0 0 12 0 12 2
  Canberra 1 1 0 0 27 15 12 2
  Penrith 1 1 0 0 16 7 9 2
  South Sydney 1 1 0 0 18 10 8 2
  Balmain 1 1 0 0 13 10 3 2
  Combined Brisbane 1 0 1 0 10 13 -3 0
  North Sydney 1 0 1 0 10 18 -8 0
  Parramatta 1 0 1 0 7 16 -9 0
  South Island 1 0 1 0 15 27 -12 0
  Western Suburbs 1 0 1 0 0 12 -12 0
  NSW Country 1 0 1 0 2 15 -13 0
  QLD Country 1 0 1 0 10 26 -16 0
  Canterbury-Bankstown 1 0 1 0 5 26 -21 0
  Illawarra 1 0 1 0 20 47 -27 0

Canterbury-Bankstown and Illawarra eliminated.

Round 2Edit

The original second round draw saw Cronulla-Sutherland play Canterbury-Bankstown and Canberra play Illawarra. That was amended because under the competition guidelines, the 2 teams that were placed last after round 1 were eliminated. The amended draw is listed below.

Date Winner Score Loser Score Venue Man of the Match
12/05/82   Manly-Warringah 22   North Sydney 15 Leichhardt Oval Paul Vautin - Manly-Warringah
19/05/82   South Sydney * 6   Penrith 6 Leichhardt Oval Royce Simmons - Penrith
2/06/82   Balmain 24   Eastern Suburbs 11 Leichhardt Oval Greg Lane - Balmain
9/06/82   Western Suburbs 20   St George 11 Leichhardt Oval Terry Lamb - Western Suburbs
15/06/82   Newtown 43   QLD Country 2 Lang Park Phil Sigsworth - Newtown
15/06/82   Combined Brisbane 34   South Island 3 Lang Park Brett French - Combined Brisbane
16/06/82   Parramatta 41   NSW Country 3 Leichhardt Oval John Muggleton - Parramatta
23/06/82   Cronulla-Sutherland 25   Canberra 11 Leichhardt Oval Perry Haddock - Cronulla-Sutherland
Club Played Won Lost Drawn For Against Diff. Points
  Newtown 2 2 0 0 69 7 62 4
  Manly-Warringah 2 2 0 0 69 35 34 4
  Cronulla-Sutherland 2 2 0 0 40 13 27 4
  Balmain 2 2 0 0 37 21 16 4
  South Sydney 2 2 0 0 24 16 8 4
  Parramatta 2 1 1 0 48 19 29 2
  Combined Brisbane 2 1 1 0 44 16 28 2
  Penrith 2 1 1 0 22 13 9 2
  St George 2 1 1 0 37 30 7 2
  Eastern Suburbs 2 1 1 0 23 24 -1 2
  Canberra 2 1 1 0 38 40 -2 2
  Western Suburbs 2 1 1 0 20 23 -3 2
  North Sydney 2 0 2 0 25 40 -15 0
  South Island 2 0 2 0 18 61 -43 0
  NSW Country 2 0 2 0 5 56 -51 0
  QLD Country 2 0 2 0 12 69 -57 0
  Canterbury-Bankstown 1 0 1 0 5 26 -21 0
  Illawarra 1 0 1 0 20 47 -27 0

Quarter finalsEdit

Date Winner Score Loser Score Venue Man of the Match
30/06/82   South Sydney 19   Balmain 2 Leichhardt Oval Peter Tunks - South Sydney
7/07/82   Manly-Warringah 17   Penrith 14 Leichhardt Oval Rod Wright - Penrith
14/07/82   Newtown 7   Cronulla-Sutherland 2 Leichhardt Oval John Ferguson - Newtown
21/07/82   Parramatta 25   Combined Brisbane 7 Lang Park Brett Kenny - Parramatta

Semi finalsEdit

Date Winner Score Loser Score Venue Man of the Match
28/07/82   Newtown * 8   South Sydney 8 Leichhardt Oval Shane Arneil - South Sydney
4/08/82   Manly-Warringah 24   Parramatta 10 Leichhardt Oval Mike Eden - Manly-Warringah
  • *- Progressed on penalty count-back

FinalEdit

Date Winner Score Loser Score Venue Man of the Match
11 August 1982   Manly-Warringah 23   Newtown 8 Leichhardt Oval Graham Eadie - Manly-Warringah

Named Teams:

Manly-Warringah: 1.Graham Eadie, 2. John Ribot, 3. Phil Blake, 4. Michael Blake, 5. Simon Booth, 6. Alan Thompson, 7. Mike Eden, 8. Bruce Walker, 9. Les Boyd, 10. Paul McCabe, 11. Mark Broadhurst, 12. Max Krilich (c), 13. Geoff Gerard. Res – 14. Paul Vautin, 15. Chris Close, 16. Ray Brown, 17. Ian Thomson. Coach – Ray Ritchie.

Newtown: 1. Phil Sigsworth, 2. John Ferguson, 3. Mick Ryan, 4. Allan McMahon, 5. Mal Graham, 6. Dean Lance, 7. Tom Raudonikis, 8. Graeme O'Grady, 9. Mick Pitman, 10. Col Murphy, 11. Craig Ellis, 12. Mark Bugden, 13. Steve Bowden. Res - 14. Ken Wilson, 15. Ron Sigsworth, 16. Peter Kelly, 17. John Mackay. Coach - Warren Ryan.

Manly-Warringah 23 (Ribot, P.Blake, M.Blake, Booth tries, Eden 4, Eadie goals, Eden field goal) d Newtown 8 (Graham, Lance tries, Wilson goal). Crowd: 14,490.

Player of the SeriesEdit

Golden TryEdit

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