2021 NSWRL Junior Rep Grand Finals confirmed

Leichhardt Oval is set to host three NSWRL Junior Rep Grand Finals this Saturday.

The action kicks off at 11am when the Sydney Roosters Indigenous Academy face the St George Dragons in the Tarsha Gale Cup Grand Final.

The Roosters finished 3rd and eliminated Cronulla and Illawarra on their way to the final, while the Dragons finished 5th and knocked out minor premiers Newcastle in the semi finals.

It will be the first Tarsha Gale Cup Grand Final for both sides.

At 1pm, the Manly Sea Eagles and Parramatta Eels will meet in the Harold Matthews Cup Grand Final.

The two sides finished first and second in the regular season, earning a bye in the first week of the finals before qualifying last weekend.

The teams met in the 2018 Grand Final, with Manly winning 26–18. The win was Manly’s first ever Harold Matthews premiership, while Parramatta have won the competition 20 times, last in 2016.

The main event of the day is the SG Ball Cup Grand Final between the Canberra Raiders and Illawarra Steelers, which kicks off at 3pm.

The Raiders, who finished 4th, and the Steelers, 6th, knocked out the top two team last week to qualify for the final.

Illawarra won the Grand Final in 2019, their third title, while Canberra are two-time winners, last lifting the trophy in 2005.


Saturday, 1 May
Leichhardt Oval

11am – Sydney Roosters v St George Dragons (Tarsha Gale Cup)
1pm – Manly Sea Eagles v Parramatta Eels (Harold Matthews Cup)
3pm – Canberra Raiders v Illawarra Steelers (SG Ball Cup)



Categories: Harold Matthews, SG Ball, Tarsha Gale Cup, U17, U19

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