Manly Warringah Sea Eagles will be out to cap off a wonderful season in the NSWRL Junior Representative arena with victory in Mudgee on Sunday.
The Sea Eagles' premiership winning Harold Matthews team will play the undefeated Western Rams, the winner of the CRL Andrew Johns Cup, in a classic 'City v Country' as the curtain-raiser to the NRL clash between Canberra Raiders and St George Illawarra Dragons.
"The boys took great pride in winning the club's first ever NSWRL Harold Matthews Cup but the job's not done,'' said Manly Coach, Trevor Ott.
"To now have the chance to compete against the best of NSW Country is very special and the players are looking forward to the occasion.
"It's important for them to finish their Manly junior rep duties with a win. We know the Western Rams have the same intent so it will be a great contest between the two sides."
Kristie Fulton, Junior Sea Eagles Manager, said the elite pathways program was all about identifying and developing the most promising young players and giving them as many opportunities as possible to test their skills.
"Fortunately for Manly, we have some of the best young talent in the state in our junior nursery, not just in this age group but in the Under 18s as well, including the likes of Albert Hopoate and Josh Schuster,'' Fulton said.
"Over the last two years, we have made history by winning the 2017 Holden Cup, making consecutive Harold Matthews Cup Grand Finals and winning it this year."
Manly Sea Eagles v Western Rams
Sunday May 20
Glen Willow Regional Sports Stadium
1 Tolu Koula
21 Logan Fox
3 Toni Mataele
4 Seturi Iakopo
5 Tapu Tuipulotu
6 Tony Francis
7 Kaeo Weekes
8 Tyreece Matangi
9 Gordon Chan Kum Tong
10 Israel Ahofono
11 Samuel Pinomi (c)
12 Siua Fotu
13 James Uesele
14 Tyrone Holakeituai
15 Marley Hunter
25 Valeli Tonga
26 Jai Vakai
2 Cameron Brown