The 18th Man originally began as the NYC Database in late 2012 to cover the NRL’s under-20 National Youth Competition (hence the name). The original aim was to have profiles, stats and information on every player, and, eventually, an extensive archive of every NYC match played since 2008.

In 2017, the Holden Cup ended and was replaced by state based under-20 competitions. In late 2018, after six years as the NYC Database, the site became The 18th Man.

The NYC may be dead but the site lives on, covering under-16, under-18 and under-20 competitions from throughout the rugby league world.

Disclaimer: This site is in no way affiliated with any league, club or organistation unless explicitly stated.

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