Year: 2018

2019 ISC | HDC U20 | MMC U18 DRAWS

HISTORIC DRAW ALIGNMENT TO BENEFIT FANS IN 2019

Intrust Super Cup Season Draw

Hastings Deering Colts Season Draw

Auswide Bank Mal Meninga Cup Season Draw

The season draws of Queensland’s prestige pathway competitions will align next year in a significant development that aims to unite and excite rugby league fans across the state. It means fans can regularly watch their club contest three QRL Major Competition matches at the one venue in a throwback to the “glory days”, when clubs would go head-to-head in three or more grades every weekend.

In Round 1 to kick off on the weekend of March 9-10, six venues will all host Intrust Super CupHastings Deering Colts and Auswide Bank Mal Meninga Cup fixtures on the same game-day program.

QRL Major Competitions Manager Dave Maiden said it was an exciting time for participants and fans.

“This is a structure that will add to the game-day experience for supporters, especially those who love to get down to the ground early and watch multiple games,” Maiden said.

“Our clubs have some of the most enthusiastic fans in the game and by aligning all three draws the best we can, this competition structure will bring even more of that passion and rivalry to the fore.

“I’m sure it will add even more spice to the Club Championship race throughout the season as well.”

The newly-named Auswide Bank Mal Meninga Cup brings together the state’s leading Under 18 players, while the Hastings Deering Colts is for Under 20s.

The Auswide Bank Mal Meninga Cup is run over eight rounds (plus two finals weeks) and the Hastings Deering Colts sees all teams play 20 matches over 23 Rounds with bye weekends that align with the tertiary exam period.

Both are important pathway competitions for aspirational players, providing them with the platform to progress to the Intrust Super Cup and National Rugby League.

Hastings Deering Colts and Auswide Bank Mal Meninga Cup

 Round 1: (March 9-10)

 Norths Devils v Burleigh Bears
Souths Logan Magpies v CQ Capras
Easts Tigers v Mackay Cutters

Ipswich Jets v Townsville Blackhawks
Northern Pride v Redcliffe Dolphins
Sunshine Coast Falcons v Wynnum Manly Seagulls
Tweed Heads Seagulls v Western Mustangs

2019 Intrust Super Cup Draw Release

2019 Intrust Super Cup draw released

Link to draw here

 More teams will have the opportunity to play in the Intrust Super Cup finals series next year, with the Queensland Rugby League today confirming a new top eight format for the 2019 season.

Fourteen teams will begin their quest for premiership glory in Round 1 on the weekend of March 9-10, and by the second weekend of September, the race will be down to eight.

QRL Major Competitions manager Dave Maiden said it was shaping up to be another thrilling season.

“Changing the finals format from six teams to eight will keep more fans engaged throughout the season and will add to the overall excitement and anticipation that the competition brings each week,” Maiden said.

“Our clubs identified this move as a priority in 2019 and we are pleased to deliver an outcome that will assist them greatly moving forward.”

A total of 170 regular season and finals matches will be played in 2019.

Round 1 will provide some fascinating match ups, with all seven fixtures carrying plenty of appeal.

Souths Logan play the CQ Capras, Easts are at home to Mackay, Norths meet Burleigh, Ipswich face Townsville, Tweed clash with PNG, Northern Pride host Redcliffe and Sunshine Cost welcome Wynnum Manly.

The QRL and Major Competition clubs will continue to foster strong community relationships and outcomes through the staging of several Themed Rounds, which include:

    • XXXX Rivalry Round – Round 3, March 23-24
    • ANZAC Weekend – Round 8, April 27-28 (Burleigh v PNG – Kokoda Cup)
    • Indigenous Round – Rounds 16 & 17, July 6-7, 13-14
    • ‘Get in the Game’ Country Week – Round 18, July 20-21
    • Women in League – Round 21, August 17-18
    • Turn to Me – Round 23, August 31 – September 1

The Grand Final replay between Redcliffe Dolphins and Easts Tigers will be played in Round 8.

The Dolphins have a challenging start to their title defence, with two of their first three games away from home, including the XXXX Rivalry Round match against Wynnum Manly.

One game each weekend will be broadcast on Channel Nine with scheduling details to be announced soon.