Harold Matthews Cup

The NSWRL Harold Matthews Cup is a junior rugby league competition played in New South Wales between teams made up of players aged under 16. The competition is administered by the New South Wales Rugby League (NSWRL). The competition is made up of NSW-based clubs and includes both junior representative teams of the elite National Rugby League (NRL) and clubs and academies that do not field teams in the NRL competition.

Harold Matthews Cup
Current season or competition:
2019 Harold Matthews Cup
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SportRugby league
Instituted1970
Inaugural season1970
Number of teams15
Country Australia (15 teams)
PremiersNewcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights (5th title) (2019)
Most titlesParramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels (20 titles)
WebsiteHarold Matthews Cup
Related competitionS. G. Ball Cup

The competition is named after Harold Matthews, a Balmain Tigers secretary who later was appointed as manager of the Australian Test squad and later went on to become secretary of the NSWRL and ARL.[1]

The clubsEdit

In 2019, 15 clubs fielded teams in the NSWRL UNE Harold Matthews Cup.

Harold Matthews Cup PremiersEdit

Year Age Premiers Runners Up
1970   Parramatta
1971   Parramatta
1972   Parramatta
1973   Cronulla-Sutherland
1974   South Sydney
1975   Parramatta
1976   Parramatta
1977   Cronulla-Sutherland
1978 Canberra Rugby League (CRL)
1979   Penrith
1980 Group 12 (CRL)
1981   Parramatta
1982   Parramatta
1983 Group 6 Rugby League (CRL)
1984   Canberra
1985   Penrith
1986   Parramatta
1987 U/15s   Illawarra
1988 U/15s   Parramatta
1989 U/15s   Penrith
1990 U/15s   Parramatta Gold Coast Seagulls
1991 U/15s Gold Coast Seagulls   Cronulla-Sutherland
1992 U/15s   Newcastle   South Sydney
1993 U/15s   Canberra   Parramatta
1994 U/15s   Parramatta   Penrith
1995 U/15s   Canberra   Parramatta
1996 U/15s   Illawarra   Newcastle
1997 U/16s   Parramatta   North Sydney
1998 U/16s   Parramatta
1999 U/16s   Parramatta   South Sydney
2000 U/16s   Newcastle   Penrith
2001 U/16s   Sharks   Penrith
2002 U/16s   Penrith
2003 U/15s   Parramatta   St. George
2004 U/16s   Parramatta   Penrith
2005 U/16s   Penrith   Canterbury
2006 U/16s   Penrith   Canterbury
2007 U/16s   Canterbury   Penrith
2008 U/16s   Parramatta   Penrith
2009 U/16s   Canterbury   Parramatta
2010 U/16s   Penrith   Parramatta
2011 U/16s   Canterbury   Illawarra
2012 U/16s   Parramatta   Newcastle
2013 U/16s   Parramatta   South Sydney
2014 U/16s   Newcastle   Penrith
2015 U/16s   Cronulla-Sutherland   Parramatta
2016 U/16s   Parramatta   Newcastle
2017 U/16s   Newcastle   Manly-Warringah
Year Premiers Runners Up Minor Premiers Wooden Spoon
2018   Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles   Parramatta Eels   Penrith Panthers   North Sydney Bears
2019   Newcastle Knights   Canterbury   Newcastle Knights   St George Dragons

Premiership TallyEdit

No. Club Seasons
1   Parramatta Eels 20 (1970, 1971, 1972, 1975, 1976, 1981, 1982, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1994, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2003, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2013, 2016)
2   Penrith Panthers 7 (1979, 1985, 1989, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2010)
3   Newcastle Knights 5 (1992, 2000, 2014, 2017, 2019)
4   Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 4 (1973, 1977, 2001, 2015)
5   Canberra Raiders 3 (1984, 1993, 1995)
5   Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 3 (2007, 2009, 2011)
7   Illawarra Steelers 2 (1987, 1996)
8   South Sydney Rabbitohs 1 (1974)
8 Canberra Rugby League (CRL) 1 (1978)
8 Group 12 (Central Coast, CRL) 1 (1980)
8 Group 6 (CRL) 1 (1983)
8   Gold Coast Seagulls 1 (1991)
8   Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 1 (2018)

Bold means that the team is still currently plays in the competition.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1920". TIGERS. Archived from the original on 14 February 2012. Retrieved 2012-02-18.

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