S. G. Ball Cup

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The S. G. Ball Cup is a junior rugby league football competition played in New South Wales, played between teams made up of players aged under 18. The competition is administered by the New South Wales Rugby League. The competition includes both junior representative teams of NRL and NSW Cup clubs that do not field a team in the NRL competition. In 2009 the Melbourne Storm from Victoria, was admitted to the competition. In 2010 the competition continued its national growth with the introduction of the WA Reds / West Coast Pirates from Perth.

S. G. Ball Cup
Current season or competition:
2019 S. G. Ball Cup
SportRugby league
Instituted1965
Inaugural season1965
Number of teams18
Country Australia,  New Zealand
PremiersIllawarra Steelers (2019) ({{{season}}})
Most titlesParramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels (13 titles)
WebsiteS. G. Ball Cup
Related competitionHarold Matthews Cup Mal Meninga Cup

The S. G. Ball Cup is named after S. G. "George" Ball, one of the five people responsible for the formation of the South Sydney Rabbitohs, and who was club secretary for over fifty years.

ClubsEdit

In 2020, eighteen clubs will be fielding teams in the NSWRL S G Ball Cup.

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S. G. Ball Cup premiersEdit

1965 to CurrentEdit

Year Premiers
1965   South Sydney
1966   Parramatta
1967   Parramatta
1968   Parramatta
1969   South Sydney
1970   St. George
1971   Western Suburbs
1972   Canterbury-Bankstown
1973   Parramatta
1974   South Sydney
1975   South Sydney
1976   South Sydney
1977   Penrith
1978   Canterbury-Bankstown
1979   South Sydney
1980   South Sydney
1981   Penrith
1982   Balmain
1983   Parramatta
1984   St. George
1985   Penrith
1986   South Sydney
1987   Parramatta
1988   Parramatta
1989   Illawarra
1990   Newcastle Knights
1991   Parramatta
1992   St. George
1993   Parramatta
1994   South Sydney
1995   Canberra
1996   Illawarra
1997   Sydney City Roosters
1998   South Sydney
1999   Parramatta
2000   Penrith
2001   Newcastle Knights
2002   Western Suburbs
2003   Penrith
2004   Newcastle Knights
2005   Canberra
Year Premiers Runners Up Minor Premiers Wooden Spoon
2006   Penrith Panthers   South Sydney Rabbitohs   Parramatta Eels   North Sydney Bears
2007   Parramatta Eels   Penrith Panthers   Penrith Panthers   Western Sydney Academy
2008   Sydney Roosters   Parramatta Eels   Canterbury Bulldogs   North Sydney Bears
2009   Canterbury Bulldogs   Melbourne Storm   St George Dragons   Western Suburbs Magpies
2010   Sydney Roosters   Parramatta Eels   Cronulla Sharks   Central Coast Centurions
2011   Newcastle Knights   Canterbury Bulldogs   Western Suburbs Magpies   Western Sydney Academy
2012   Balmain Tigers   Canberra Raiders   Balmain Tigers   Western Sydney Academy
2013   Balmain Tigers   Penrith Panthers   Penrith Panthers   West Coast Pirates
2014   Sydney Roosters   Penrith Panthers   Parramatta Eels   West Coast Pirates
2015   Cronulla Sharks   South Sydney Rabbitohs   Canberra Raiders   North Sydney Bears
2016   Penrith Panthers   Illawarra Steelers   Newcastle Knights   West Coast Pirates
2017   Parramatta Eels   Cronulla Sharks   Cronulla Sharks   West Coast Pirates
2018   Penrith Panthers   Canterbury Bulldogs   Sydney Roosters   West Coast Pirates
2019   Illawarra   Manly Sea Eagles   Manly Sea Eagles   West Coast Pirates

Premiership TallyEdit

No. Club Seasons
1   Parramatta Eels 12 (1966, 1967, 1968, 1973, 1983, 1987, 1988, 1991, 1993, 1999, 2007, 2017)
2   South Sydney Rabbitohs 10 (1965, 1969, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1979, 1980, 1986, 1994, 1998)
3   Penrith Panthers 8 (1977, 1981, 1985, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2016, 2018)
4   Newcastle Knights 4 (1990, 2001, 2004, 2011)
4   Sydney Roosters 4 (1997, 2008, 2010, 2014)
6   St George Dragons 3 (1970, 1984, 1992)
6   Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 3 (1972, 1978, 2009)
6   Balmain Tigers 3 (1982, 2012, 2013)
6   Illawarra Steelers 3 (1989, 1996, 2019)
10   Western Suburbs Magpies 2 (1971, 2002)
10   Canberra Raiders 2 (1995, 2005)
12   Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 1 (2015)

Bold means the team still currently play in the competition.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

  • Official website
  • Andrews, Malcolm (1980). Rugby League – The Greatest game of All. Cammeray: Horwitz. ISBN 0-7255-0831-0. ISBN 0-7255-0831-1 (listed invalid).