CRL Junior Representatives to Tour England for the first time in 2019

Updated: February 15, 2019

The best performed Andrew Johns and Laurie Daley Cup players will be rewarded with the trip of a lifetime in 2019, with Country Rugby League’s Under-16 and 18 Representative Teams touring England for the first time in November.

Having visited New Zealand and Samoa in recent years, the tour of England presents an amazing opportunity for some of the most talented players in Regional NSW and will be the first time a CRL Representative team has visited the United Kingdom.

CRL Chief Executive Terry Quinn said the tour would be something the players would never forget.

“Representing Country has always been a source of inspiration and pride for regional-based players and being part of the first CRL side to visit England is a great incentive for our young players to work hard and put their best performances forward over the next eight weeks.

“The formation of the Andrew Johns and Laurie Daley Cups and our partnerships with eight NRL clubs has really improved the professionalism of our junior representative competitions and we want our players to know that we’re committed to providing them with the best pathways and opportunities to have memorable experiences in the game.

“We’ve had a number of players on tour over the past few years that had never been on plane or been overseas… so to give them the opportunity to play our game in another country and experience different cultures is something they never forget.”

The Country Under-16’s and 18’s will play three games during the tour and will assemble at the conclusion of the NSW Higher School Certificate.

The Andrew Johns and Laurie Daley Cups kick-off this weekend, with all matches live streamed on CRL’s Facebook page.