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Harold Matthews Cup

Harold Matthews Cup
Current season or competition:
2019 Harold Matthews Cup
Harold Matthews Cup Logo.gif
SportRugby league
Instituted1970
Inaugural season1970
Number of teams15
Country Australia (15 teams)
PremiersNewcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights (5th title) (2019)
Most titlesParramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels (20 titles)
WebsiteHarold Matthews Cup
Related competitionS. G. Ball Cup

The NSWRL Harold Matthews Cup is a junior rugby league competition played in New South Wales between teams made up of players aged under 16. The competition is administered by the New South Wales Rugby League (NSWRL). The competition is made up of NSW-based clubs and includes both junior representative teams of the elite National Rugby League (NRL) and clubs and academies that do not field teams in the NRL competition.

The competition is named after Harold Matthews, a Balmain Tigers secretary who later was appointed as manager of the Australian Test squad and later went on to become secretary of the NSWRL and ARL.[1]

The clubs

In 2019, 15 clubs fielded teams in the NSWRL UNE Harold Matthews Cup.

Harold Matthews Cup Premiers

Year Age Premiers Runners Up
1970 Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta
1971 Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta
1972 Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta
1973 Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla-Sutherland
1974 South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney
1975 Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta
1976 Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta
1977 Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla-Sutherland
1978 Canberra Rugby League (CRL)
1979 Penrith colours.svg Penrith
1980 Group 12 (CRL)
1981 Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta
1982 Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta
1983 Group 6 Rugby League (CRL)
1984 Canberra colours.svg Canberra
1985 Penrith colours.svg Penrith
1986 Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta
1987 U/15s Illawarra colours.svg Illawarra
1988 U/15s Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta
1989 U/15s Penrith colours.svg Penrith
1990 U/15s Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Gold Coast Seagulls
1991 U/15s Gold Coast Seagulls Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla-Sutherland
1992 U/15s Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney
1993 U/15s Canberra colours.svg Canberra Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta
1994 U/15s Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Penrith colours.svg Penrith
1995 U/15s Canberra colours.svg Canberra Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta
1996 U/15s Illawarra colours.svg Illawarra Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle
1997 U/16s Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta North Sydney colours.svg North Sydney
1998 U/16s Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta
1999 U/16s Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney
2000 U/16s Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Penrith colours.svg Penrith
2001 U/16s Cronulla colours.svg Sharks Penrith colours.svg Penrith
2002 U/16s Penrith colours.svg Penrith
2003 U/15s Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta St. George colours.svg St. George
2004 U/16s Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Penrith colours.svg Penrith
2005 U/16s Penrith colours.svg Penrith Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury
2006 U/16s Penrith colours.svg Penrith Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury
2007 U/16s Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury Penrith colours.svg Penrith
2008 U/16s Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Penrith colours.svg Penrith
2009 U/16s Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta
2010 U/16s Penrith colours.svg Penrith Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta
2011 U/16s Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury Illawarra colours.svg Illawarra
2012 U/16s Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle
2013 U/16s Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney
2014 U/16s Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Penrith colours.svg Penrith
2015 U/16s Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla-Sutherland Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta
2016 U/16s Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle
2017 U/16s Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah
Year Premiers Runners Up Minor Premiers Wooden Spoon
2018 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels Penrith Panthers square flag icon with 2017 colours.svg Penrith Panthers North Sydney colours.svg North Sydney Bears
2019 Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights Illawarra colours.svg St George Dragons

Premiership Tally

No. Club Seasons
1 Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels 20 (1970, 1971, 1972, 1975, 1976, 1981, 1982, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1994, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2003, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2013, 2016)
2 Penrith Panthers square flag icon with 2017 colours.svg Penrith Panthers 7 (1979, 1985, 1989, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2010)
3 Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights 5 (1992, 2000, 2014, 2017, 2019)
4 Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 4 (1973, 1977, 2001, 2015)
5 Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders 3 (1984, 1993, 1995)
5 Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 3 (2007, 2009, 2011)
7 Illawarra colours.svg Illawarra Steelers 2 (1987, 1996)
8 South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs 1 (1974)
8 Canberra Rugby League (CRL) 1 (1978)
8 Group 12 (Central Coast, CRL) 1 (1980)
8 Group 6 (CRL) 1 (1983)
8 Gold Coast Chargers colours.svg Gold Coast Seagulls 1 (1991)
8 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 1 (2018)

Bold means that the team is still currently plays in the competition.

See also

References

  1. ^ "1920". TIGERS. Archived from the original on 14 February 2012. Retrieved 2012-02-18.

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