Information regarding 2021 Competitions –

  • The Intrust Super Cup will now be played over 19 rounds, while the Hastings Deering Colts will be contested over 16 rounds and will cater for under 21 players following a decision to extend the age of participants by a year.

This move took into account numerous supporting factors, including the logic that the added year of experience and maturity will boost the performance of players who are called into the Intrust Super Cup.

  • Intrust Super Cup clubs will be responsible for under 16 and under 18 player development within their agreed catchment areas, while regions and local leagues will be primarily responsible for the delivery of development opportunities for Under 13s to 15s.

The review recommendations will also result in changes from the under 13 to under 18 male pathway as follows:

  • The Mal Meninga Cup (under 18) competition will feature six rounds within four regional conferences. Semi-finals and finals will be held.

An under 16 competition will align to the under 18 competitions, except that teams will play three matches with no finals. These games will replace the four-day State Junior carnival.