National Youth Competition (rugby league)

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National Youth Competition
Current season or competition::
2017 National Youth Competition (rugby league) season
National Youth Competition logo
Sport Rugby league
Instituted 2008
Inaugural season 2008
Ceased 2017
Number of teams 16
Countries  Australia (15 teams)
 New Zealand (1 team)
Premiers Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters (2016)
Most titles New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors (3 titles)
Website Official Holden Cup website
Broadcast partner
Related competition National Rugby League

The National Youth Competition (sponsored as the Holden Cup) is the top league of professional rugby league for players aged 20 years or younger in Australasia. Contested by sixteen teams, the NYC commenced in 2008 and was originally known as the Toyota Cup.[1] The competition runs parallel to Australasia's professional competition, the National Rugby League, with NYC matches played immediately prior to the NRL games.[2] Similar to the NRL, the NYC enforces a salary cap and puts a heavy focus on life outside of football for the players.[3]

The New Zealand Warriors are the most successful club in the competition's short history, with three premierships from four Grand Final appearances; in 2010, 2011 and 2014. In 2018, the NYC will be replaced by state-based under-20s competitions in New South Wales and Queensland.[4]

History[edit]

The NYC succeeded the Jersey Flegg Cup in 2008, which existed from 1961 to 2007. The competition was administered by the New South Wales Rugby League as an under-19s competition, until it was changed to an under-20s competition in 1998. On October 28, 2016 it was announced that the 2017 season will be the last for the NYC. It will be replaced by stronger State based competitions in NSW and QLD.[5]

Teams[edit]

Club City 2017 coach Premierships
Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos Brisbane, Queensland Tronc, ScottScott Tronc[6] 0
Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs Sydney, New South Wales Henderson, BradBrad Henderson[7] 0
Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders Canberra, Australian Capital Territory White, BrettBrett White 1
Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks Sydney, New South Wales Morris, JohnJohn Morris 0
Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans Gold Coast, Queensland Woolf, BenBen Woolf 0
Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly Warringah Sea Eagles Sydney, New South Wales Lambkin, WayneWayne Lambkin 0
Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm Melbourne, Victoria Smith, EricEric Smith 1
Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights Newcastle, New South Wales Lowrie, ToddTodd Lowrie[8] 0
New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors Auckland, New Zealand Pocklington, GrantGrant Pocklington[9] 3
North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys Townsville, Queensland Payne, AaronAaron Payne 0
Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels Sydney, New South Wales Burt, LukeLuke Burt 0
Panthers colours.svg Penrith Panthers Sydney, New South Wales Tangata-Toa, DavidDavid Tangata-Toa 2
South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs Sydney, New South Wales Carr, RyanRyan Carr[10] 0
St. George colours.svg St. George Illawarra Dragons Wollongong, New South Wales
Sydney, New South Wales
Collins, WayneWayne Collins[11] 0
Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters Sydney, New South Wales Barnes, AnthonyAnthony Barnes 1
Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers Sydney, New South Wales Hutchinson, ChrisChris Hutchinson[12] 1

Premiership winners[edit]

Season Grand Final information Minor Premiers Points
Premiers Score Runners-Up
2008 Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders 28 - 24 * Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders 40
2009 Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm 24 - 22 Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly Warringah Sea Eagles 43
2010 New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors 42 - 28 South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs 38
2011 New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors 31 - 30 * North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors 43
2012 Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers 46 - 6 Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 39
2013 Panthers colours.svg Penrith Panthers 42 - 30 New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders 43
2014 New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors 34 - 32 Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights 40
2015 Panthers colours.svg Penrith Panthers 34 - 18 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly Warringah Sea Eagles Panthers colours.svg Penrith Panthers 44
2016 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters 30 - 28 Panthers colours.svg Penrith Panthers Panthers colours.svg Penrith Panthers 43
  • * = Golden Point

Awards[edit]

Player of the Year[edit]

The National Youth Competition Player of the Year award is the premier individual award in the National Youth Competition. The voting for the award is similar to the Dally M Medal voting, where after each National Youth Competition game 3 points are awarded to the best player on ground, 2 points to the second and 1 point to the third. As of 2017, every winner of the award has gone on to play first grade in the NRL. The inaugural winner was Ben Hunt from the Brisbane Broncos in 2008. Hunt is also the youngest player to win the award, at age 18 years, 5 months and 13 days.

Year Winner Position Team
2008 Ben Hunt Halfback Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos
2009 Beau Henry Halfback St. George colours.svg St. George Illawarra Dragons
2010 Tariq Sims Prop Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos
2011 Jack De Belin Second-row St. George colours.svg St. George Illawarra Dragons
2012 David Klemmer Prop Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs
2013 Bryce Cartwright Second-row Panthers colours.svg Penrith Panthers
2014 Kane Elgey Halfback Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans
2015 Ashley Taylor Halfback Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos
2016 Jayden Brailey Hooker Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks

Jack Gibson Medal[edit]

The Jack Gibson Medal is awarded to the man of the match of the Toyota Cup grand final. The award is named after legendary rugby league coach, Jack Gibson. Gibson, who guided Eastern Suburbs to premierships in 1974 and 1975, the Parramatta Eels to three successive premierships from 1981 to 1983 and was named coach of the Team of the Century, died in 2008.

Year Winner Position Team
2008 Josh Dugan Fullback Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders
2009 Luke Kelly Halfback Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm
2010 Carlos Tuimavave Five-eighth New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors
2011 Jordan Meads Halfback New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors
2012 Matt Mulachy Five-eighth Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers
2013 James Roberts Centre Panthers colours.svg Penrith Panthers
2014 Solomone Kata Centre New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors
2015 Soni Luke Hooker Panthers colours.svg Penrith Panthers
2016 Nat Butcher Lock Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters

Television coverage[edit]

Australia[edit]

  • Free to air: Channel 9 show the Grand Final as part of the Grand Final Coverage.[13]
  • Subscription television: FOX Sports show 2 games live every weekend, live coverage of the Toyota Cup precede Fox Sports' Super Saturday and Sunday live NRL coverage.[14]

New Zealand[edit]

  • All New Zealand Warriors home games in the U20's competition are shown live by Sky NZ.[13] Māori Television also broadcasts Ngāti NRL, a series that focuses on young Māori and Pacific Islanders who travel to Australia and play in the Toyota Cup.[15]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gallop, David (2007). "Australian Rugby Football League Annual Report 2007" (pdf). Australian Rugby League Limited. p. 6. Retrieved 2009-07-15. 
  2. ^ "ARL set to approve national youth comp". The Sydney Morning Herald. 2006-12-12. 
  3. ^ Toyota Cup to kick off in 2008, NRL.COM
  4. ^ "NRL Holden Cup under-20s competition to end in season 2017". Fox Sports. 28 October 2016. Retrieved 23 November 2016. 
  5. ^ "NRL Holden Cup under-20s competition to end in season 2017". Fox Sports. 28 October 2016. Retrieved 23 November 2016. 
  6. ^ "Ex-Broncos under 20s coach Craig Hodges to link with Gold Coast Titans in 2017". Fox Sports. 25 October 2016. Retrieved 23 November 2016. 
  7. ^ "High Performance Staff Update". bulldogs.com.au. 7 November 2016. Retrieved 23 November 2016. 
  8. ^ "NYC squad coming together". newcastleknights.com.au. 16 January 2017. Retrieved 20 March 2017. 
  9. ^ Becht, Richard (11 October 2016). "Coaches confirmed for ISP and NYC". warriors.kiwi. Retrieved 23 November 2016. 
  10. ^ "Rabbitohs Appoint Ryan Carr As NYC Coach, Pat Richards And Ben Lowe As Assistant Coaches". rabbitohs.com.au. 27 October 2016. Retrieved 23 November 2016. 
  11. ^ "Dragons Football Department 2017". dragons.com.au. 8 November 2016. Retrieved 23 November 2016. 
  12. ^ Corfe, Brock (2 December 2016). "Wests Tigers confirm ISP and Holden Cup Coaches". weststigers.com.au. Retrieved 20 March 2017. 
  13. ^ a b 2007 Big League Annual (page 11)
  14. ^ Fox Sports to show Toyota Cup live - NRL - Fox Sports
  15. ^ NGATI NRL RETURNS TO MAORI TELEVISION at media.maoritelevision.com

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