Foundation Cup

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The Foundation Cup is a rugby league match in Australia held annually before the commencing National Rugby League (NRL) season each year. The Cup was introduced in 2007 and is contested between the Sydney Roosters and Wests Tigers to celebrate the foundation of rugby league in Australia. In 2014 the game was not played due to the already demanding schedule on the teams.[1]

The Sydney Roosters are one of only two clubs still existing from the foundation of the New South Wales Rugby League premiership in 1908. This competition was the predecessor of the current NRL. While the Wests Tigers has only been in existence since 2000, it was formed as a merger of two foundation clubs, the Western Suburbs Magpies and the Balmain Tigers.

Head To Head[edit]

Played Roosters Tigers Draws
7 6 1 0

Results[edit]

Winner Score Date Venue Crowd
Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters 10 - 4 17/02/2007 Sydney Football Stadium 16,198
Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters 34 - 28 23/02/2008 Sydney Football Stadium 15,197
Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters 16 - 12 21/02/2009 Sydney Football Stadium 8,716
Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters 28 - 10 21/02/2010 Sydney Football Stadium 10,281
Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers 19 - 8 26/02/2011 Sydney Football Stadium 6,893
Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters 28 - 24 18/02/2012 Campbelltown Sports Stadium 7,426
Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters 28 - 16 23/02/2013 Allianz Stadium 3,800

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Proszenko, Adrian (26 February 2014). "Foundation Cup all but dead as an NRL pre-season event". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 14 April 2014. 

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