Andrew Johns and Laurie Daley Cup Finals Announcement

Updated: April 7, 2018

The Western Rams, Illawarra South Coast Dragons, Newcastle Knights and Riverina Bulls will contest the inaugural Finals of the Andrew Johns and Laurie Daley Cups at Mudgee’s Glen Willow Regional Sports Complex after the completion of the Semi-Finals in Dubbo today.

The Andrew Johns Cup Final will see the undefeated Western Rams take on the Illawarra South Coast Dragons after both sides claimed impressive Semi-Final victories over Northern Rivers and Newcastle.

Western overcame a nervous start to finish with a dominant 40-16 victory over Northern Rivers, after the visitors scored from their opening set of the match. The Rams boast the best attack and defence in the Andrew Johns Cup and have amazingly conceded only 52 points in their six matches leading into the final.

The Illawarra South Coast Dragons claimed a thrilling 18-14 victory over the Newcastle Knights after the match went into extra-time before a try to Dragons winger Bailey Tooth broke the deadlock.

The Laurie Daley Cup Final will see the undefeated Newcastle Knights Development Squad take on Riverina after their respective victories over the Monaro Colts and Greater Northern Tigers.

The Knights continued their dominant form in the Laurie Daley Cup with a strong 58-6 victory over Monaro and maintained their impressive defensive record where they have only conceded 30 points on their way to the final.

The Bulls downed a gallant Tigers side in arguably the game of the day and will look to continue their impressive form in the Final next weekend.

The Andrew Johns and Laurie Daley Cup Finals Day will also feature the CRL Women’s Northern and Southern Trial match featuring nine current Australian Jillaroos players.


Andrew Johns and Laurie Daley Cup Finals Day Match Times

10:30am: CRL Women’s Northern v Southern Trial.
12:00pm: Andrew Johns Cup Final – Western Rams v Illawarra South Coast
1:30pm: Laurie Daley Cup Final – Newcastle Knights v Riverina Bulls


Andrew Johns Cup Semi-Final Results

Western Rams 40 (A Nunn, N Griffiths, M Pollack, T Phillips, J Smith, E Colliss, H Sullivan, N Ryan tries; T Colley 4 goals) def. Northern Rivers 16 (K Fourmile Bolt, C Nelson, J Bowden tries; T Roberts 2 goals)

Illawarra South Coast Dragons 18 (J Owens, G Nassau, A Lobb, B Tooth tries; J Patterson goal) def. Newcastle Knights 14 (B Linnane, J McGill, R Cook tries; J McGill goal)

Laurie Daley Cup Semi-Final Results

Newcastle Knights 58 (R Meyn 2, T Doney 2,  I Mataora, S Abraham, R Potts, S Tuitupou Kutu, R Haidle, M Meafua tries; J Smith 9 goals) def. Monaro 6 (Z Bijorac try; M Atkinson goal)

Riverina Bulls 38 (Z Vincent 2, S Heffernan 2, J Newling, A McDougall, E Ravu tries; L Siegwaldt 5 goals) def, Greater Northern Tigers 32 (M Altus 3, C Harris 2, A Hall tries; B Ellis 4 goals)