The NSWRL will live stream its Junior Representative Grand Final Day from the world-class Bankwest Stadium on Saturday 4 May with this year’s champions to be decided in the Harvey Norman Tarsha Gale Cup, the UNE Harold Matthews Cup and the UNE SG Ball Cup.
The live stream will commence at 10.50 am (AEST) and will be available on nswrl.com.au and the NSWRL’s Facebook page. The coverage will be hosted by True Blue Jamie Soward and Peter Jolly with interviews to be conducted with Brydens Lawyers NSW Blues assistant coach Danny Buderus, True Blue Steve Menzies, Harvey Norman NSW Women’s coach Andrew Patmore and former NSW Women’s captain Tarsha Gale.
“The Junior Reps Grand Final Day is one of the most exciting events on the NSWRL calendar and it’s one that I really look forward to,” NSWRL Chief Executive David Trodden said.
“The Harvey Norman Tarsha Gale Cup, UNE Harold Matthews Cup and UNE SG Ball Cup showcase some of the best young talent in the men’s and women’s game and I’m sure there will be plenty of players in action on Grand Final Day who will go on to become future Rugby League stars.
“I congratulate all the teams who will be involved in their Grand Finals and would also urge any Rugby League fan to come along. It represents great value at $5 to see three wonderful games of football and also is a unique opportunity to see a world-class facility in Bankwest Stadium.”
The Tarsha Gale Cup (under 18s women’s) Grand Final between the Illawarra Steelers and Newcastle Knights will kick off at 11am. It promises to be an absorbing clash after both sides claimed the top two spots on the ladder and the last time they met was a thriller with the Knights winning 24-22.
The UNE Harold Matthews (under 16s men’s) Grand Final between the Newcastle Knights and the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs will follow on at 1pm. Newcastle claimed top spot on the ladder while the Bulldogs finished fourth but the Knights have beaten their opponents twice during the regular season.
The UNE SG Ball Cup (under 18s men’s) Grand Final between the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles and the Illawarra Steelers will conclude the day at 3pm. The two sides will be meeting for the first time this season after being placed in separate groups for the regular season draw.
The Steelers boast plenty of attacking prowess with brothers Max and Mathew Feagai scoring all five tries between them in their side’s preliminary final win over Parramatta. The Sea Eagles have links to both the old and new generation with Zac Fulton, the grandson of Immortal Bob Fulton, starting in the back row, and Ben Trbojevic, the brother of Brydens Lawyers NSW Blues duo Jake and Tom Trbojevic, at centre.
The day offers Rugby League fans an opportunity to see the Grand Finals and the recently-opened Bankwest Stadium at a great price with tickets only $5 with free entry for children aged 16 and under and concessions holders. The ticket office will be open from 10am with gates to open at 10.30am.