Two of Country Rugby League’s greatest players will inspire the next generation of talent from Regional New South Wales, with the CRL launching the Andrew Johns and Laurie Daley Cups in 2018.

The new Junior Representative competitions will feature over 550 of the best young players from across Regional NSW and see a total of 52 games played in 23 towns across the state over seven-weeks.

The Under-16’s (Andrew Johns Cup) and 18’s (Laurie Daley Cup) competitions will feature eleven teams taking the field in each age division, with eight of the eleven franchises currently linked with NRL clubs; with the aim of having all regions aligned by the start of the 2019 season.

CRL Chairman John Anderson believes today’s announcement and associated partnership with NRL clubs is a watershed moment for Country Rugby League.

“Country Rugby League is committed to providing the best pathway for players from Regional NSW and I’d like to acknowledge the wonderful support we’ve received from the Australian Rugby League Commission and NRL clubs in forming these competitions,” said Anderson.

“With the majority of players in New South Wales coming from regional areas, it’s vital that our players can be part of an NRL pathway without having to leave home and we’re extremely grateful to have the support of the clubs for our new Junior Representative competitions.”


Click here to view Andrew Johns Cup Ladders:

Northern Pool

Southern Pool


Click here to view Laurie Daley Cup Ladders:

Northern Pool

Southern Pool