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2020 PREVIEW | Laurie Daley Cup

Some of the best regional talent in the state will be looking to make their mark in the representative arena with the Laurie Daley Cup kicking off this weekend.

The Under 18s competition was renamed after True Blue Laurie Daley in 2018, with the likes of rising NSW Under 20s stars Matt Burton, Darby Medlyn and Charlie Staines part of the 2017 Western Rams championship-winning team.

The GSR Wests Tigers will host the first game of the 2020 season when they face the Monaro Colts at Kirkham Park, while defending Champions Illawarra South Coast Dragons will kick off their title defence away from home at Panthers Stadium.

The Western Rams bowed out in the 2019 Grand Final and will look to make a comeback with a solid performance against the Riverina Bulls in Round One on home soil in Forbes.

The North Coast Bulldogs will look to redeem their 2019 semi-final loss when they face the Central Coast Roosters in Forster.

Despite a disappointing season last year, Northern Rivers Titans may well present themselves as heavyweights of the competition in 2020 with a host of graduates from their premiership-winning Andrew Johns Cup side making the transition to Under-18s. 

Halfback Tom Weaver, will look to build on an outstanding 2019 where he represented NSW Under 16s against Pasifika, captained the NSW Country Under 16s side, won the Regional Under 16s Player of the Year and capped it off by being named in the Future Blues squad.

Keep up to date with all the Laurie Daley Cup action in 2020 with every game to be live streamed via the NSWRL website and Facebook page.