2018 DRAW | UNE SG Ball Cup

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2018 DRAW | UNE SG Ball Cup

*** UPDATED 14 FEBRUARY - SEE BELOW***

The NSWRL has released the full SG Ball Cup under-18s competition draw, ahead of the 2018 season kicking off on 10 February.

Click here for the full 2018 SG Ball Cup draw.

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Last year the SG Ball junior representative competition was tightly-contested with only one win separating minor premiers Cronulla and sixth-placed Western Suburbs at the conclusion of the regular season.

Competition front-runners Parramatta, Cronulla, Canterbury, and Penrith all claimed opening-round victories. Those four teams would only concede one match each throughout the entire regular season, before Canterbury and Penrith went out in straight sets in the finals series.

Parramatta and Cronulla came into the finals series with plenty of confidence after recording the two biggest respective victories late in the regular season. The Eels registered a 96-0 win over West Coast in Round 9 while the Sharks won 78-0 against the same opposition just two weeks prior.

It came as no surprise that they would meet in the Grand Final. Parramatta’s fast start set the foundation for a fantastic 2017 SG Ball Cup Grand Final victory, with NSW Under-18 Origin winger Ethan Parry picking up an important hat-trick to earn his side a 30-22 win.

The Eels backed that up at the Under-18 National Junior Final with a commanding 48-12 victory over their Queensland counterparts, the Western Mustangs, 48-12. Parry starred once again with another three tries and was judged best-on-ground.

The dominance of Parramatta – particularly after winning the Harold Matthews Cup in 2016 - capped off another exciting junior representative season that saw the development of a significant amount of young talent hoping to one day excel in the senior grades. 

Stay locked on NSWRL.com.au 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

11.00am

Round 2 (venue change)

St George v Roosters

Norford Park

Saturday 17 February 2018

12.00 noon

Round 3 (time change)

Canberra v Newcastle

Sieffert Oval, Qeanbeyan

Sunday 1 April 2018

2.00pm

Round 4 (time change)

Manly v Central Coast

Brookvale Oval (Lottoland)

Saturday 3 March 2018

12.30pm

Round 8 (time change)

Canberra v Newcastle

Sieffert Oval, Qeanbeyan

Sunday 1 April 2018

2.00pm

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

Round 2 (time change)

Canberra v Penrith

Raiders Club Belconnen

Hardwick Cres, Holt

Saturday 17 February 2018

2:30pm

Round 3 (time change)

Canberra v Cronulla

Raiders Club Belconnen

Hardwick Cres, Holt

Saturday 24 February 2018

2.30pm

Round 8 (time change)

West Coast Pirates v Wests

Ken Allen Field

Friday 30th March 2018

11.00am

Round 8 (time/date/venue change)

Cronulla v Balmain

Southern Cross Group Stadium

Friday 30 March 2018

5.20pm

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

1.30pm

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