Harold Matthews Cup

The Harold Matthews Cup is an under-17 competition administered by the New South Wales Rugby League. Run annually since 1970, the competition currently features 15 teams and runs from February to April.

Previously an under-16 competition, the Cup moved to an under-17 format for the 2021 season.

From 2011 to 2016, the winners of the Grand Final faced off against the winners of Queensland’s under-16 competition, the Cyril Connell Cup, in the National Final.

Seasons

Recent finals
2008
Parramatta 30 – 17 Penrith
2009 Canterbury 34 – 22 Parramatta
2010 Penrith 22 – 12 Parramatta
2011 Canterbury 13 – 12 Illawarra
2012 Parramatta 39 – 32 Newcastle
2013 Parramatta 24 – 16 South Sydney
2014 Newcastle 34 – 4 Penrith
2015 Cronulla 30 – 16 Parramatta
2016 Parramatta 16 – 14 Newcastle
2017 Newcastle 26 – 20 Manly
2018 Manly 26 – 18 Parramatta
2019 Newcastle 28 – 8 Canterbury