The NSWRL has announced the Regional Representatives Grand Finals scheduled for Woy Woy Oval on Sunday 3 April will now be played at St Marys Leagues Stadium in western Sydney following concerns about severe weather conditions in the area.
The event will feature a quadruple-header including the SLE Andrew Johns Cup (Under 16s), the SLE Laurie Daley Cup (Under 18s), and the Men’s and Women’s Country Championships with all matches to be live streamed exclusively on NSWRL TV.
St Marys Leagues Stadium is a $7 million facility that boasts one of the best playing surfaces in the Sydney metropolitan area. It also includes a 720 seated grandstand, ground capacity of 7000, PA system, electronic scoreboard and training field.
“The Regional Representatives is a chance to see some of the brightest Rugby League talent from regional NSW as well as provide an opportunity for our men’s and women’s Open Age players to proudly represent their areas,” NSWRL Head of Football Robert Lowrie said.
“This year’s event is particularly important following the devastating floods which have affected the state, particularly in northern NSW.
“I’d like to thank St Marys Leagues President Warren Smith OAM for stepping in at short notice to ensure the day could go ahead.
“While it is disappointing we were unable to play at Woy Woy Oval, it is great the games can still go ahead at St Marys Leagues Stadium as it is a wonderful venue to watch Rugby League.
“I commend all the teams who have made it through to the Grand Final and wish you good luck. I’m confident the games today will be fiercely contested, and the fans will appreciate all the action and skill the teams will provide.”
REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVES GRAND FINALS
10am: SLE Andrew Johns Cup
Northern Rivers Titans v Macarthur Wests Tigers
11:35am: SLE Laurie Daley Cup
North Coast Bulldogs v Illawarra South Coast Dragons
1.20pm: Men’s Country Championships
Northern Rivers Titans v Illawarra South Coast Dragons
3.15pm: Women’s Country Championships
Newcastle Maitland Region Knights v Central Coast Roosters