NSWRL TV returns this weekend for the final round of the regular season in the SLE Andrew Johns and SLE Laurie Daley Cups as well as more action from the metropolitan Junior Representative competitions.
The fixtures kick off on Saturday with three 10am matches from the Johns Cup – Northern Tigers against Western Rams at John Simpson Oval, NMR Knights facing Northern Rivers Titans at Lakeside Sporting Complex and the Central Coast Roosters hosting North Coast Bulldogs at Morry Breen Oval. The three match-ups will be followed by the Daley Cup games at 11.20am.
Saturday’s live stream clash of the three other Junior Reps competitions will see the Sydney Roosters hosting the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks at Bills Hicks Oval in Wyong. The Harvey Norman Tarsha Gale Cup begins the triple-header at 12.30pm, followed by the UNE Harold Matthews Cup at 2pm and the UNE SG Ball Cup at 3.30pm.
SLE Andrew Johns and Laurie Daley Cups
The regular season of the Johns and Daley Cups will be rounded out with four matches on Sunday – Johns Cup at 10am and Daley Cup from 11.20am. Those clashes will see Illawarra South Coast Dragons against Riverina Bulls at Ron Costello Oval in Shellharbour and Macarthur Wests Tigers against Monaro Colts from Kirkham Oval, Camden.
Sunday’s games especially will have major finals implications for which teams take the top two positions in the Johns Cup Southern Conference with the Colts, Macarthur Wests Tigers and Dragons locked together on six competition points.
In the Daley Cup, the Monaro Colts have already secured a finals position but the side will be keen for a win over the Tigers to build some momentum.
UNE Harold Matthews Cup, Harvey Norman Tarsha Gale Cup, UNE SG Ball Cup
In this week’s featured Harvey Norman Tarsha Gale Cup game, Cronulla will be looking to bounce back from a 20-point loss against ladder leaders Newcastle Knights, while the Roosters will be fresh after the bye. A win for Cronulla will likely see the Sharks retain a position in the top four while a victory for the Roosters could push them into the top five.
Saturday’s UNE Harold Matthews Cup game is set to be another entertaining fixture with the Roosters looking to secure their place in the top three, while the Sharks could potentially snatch fourth place.
In the UNE SG Ball Cup, the Sharks will be fighting to keep their spot in the top five. The Roosters sit in sixth and a win could see them leapfrog Cronulla and cement themselves in a strong position with four regular rounds remaining. Both teams are coming off solid victories in Round Four after putting more than 30 points on against their respective opponents so Saturday’s game should also throw up plenty of entertaining moments in attack.