The NSWRL has today announced the Junior Representative draws and an exciting new finals format for the 2021 season, starting from February 6.
The Sea Eagles will take on arch-rivals, Parramatta Eels, in the opening rounds of the Harold Matthews and SG Ball competitions.
John Michael (Harold Matthews) and Brett Fulton (SG Ball) are again Manly's junior representative head coaches.
The NSWRL has decided to increase age groups in SG Ball Cup (Under 19s) and Harold Matthews Cups (Under 17s) to assist with player development after last season was interrupted because of coronavirus.
The competitions were cancelled after several rounds had already been played last season because of the COVID-19 pandemic and the decision was made not to award a premiership in any of them.
The SG Ball Cup and Harold Matthews Cup will unveil an exciting new finals format which will involve the top six teams. Both competitions will have 15 teams and be played over nine rounds with the Grand Finals set down for the weekend of 24 April.
Please note the below draws are subject to change.
Manly’s Junior Rep Draws
Rd 1 Saturday, February 6: vs Parramatta Eels, NewEra Stadium; 10am Harold Matthews, 12pm SG Ball.
Rd 2 Saturday, February 13: vs South Sydney Rabbitohs, Metricon HIP Centre (Redfern); 10am Harold Matthews, 11.30am SG Ball
Rd 3: Bye
Rd 4 Saturday, February 27: vs Western Suburbs Magpies, Lottoland; 10am Harold Matthews, 11.30am SG Ball
Rd 5 Saturday, March 6: vs Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, Lottoland; 10am Harold Matthews, 11.30am SG Ball
Rd 6 Saturday, March 13: vs Newcastle Knights, Maitland Sports Ground; Harold Matthews 12.30pm, SG Ball 2pm
Rd 7 Sunday, March 21: vs Balmain Tigers, Lottoland, 10am Harold Matthews, SG Ball 11.30am
Rd 8 Saturday, March 27: vs Penrith Panthers, Lottoland, 10am Harold Matthews, SG Ball 11.30am
Rd 9 Sunday, April 4: vs St George Dragons, Mascot Oval, 11.30am Harold Matthews, SG Ball 1pm