Newcastle Knights SG Ball Competition

 

The S. G. Ball Cup is so named after S. G. "George" Ball, one of the five people responsible for the formation of South Sydney and was club secretary for over fifty years.

Started in 1965

This competition was for under 15's prior to 1978 when it took over from the Oatley Shield.
From 1979 to 1985 it was for under 16's.
In 1986 to 1996 it was for under 17's.
From 1997 it was for under 18's.

The S. G. Ball Cup is a junior rugby league football competition played in New South Wales, played between teams made up of players aged under 18. The competition is administered by the New South Wales Rugby League. The competition includes both junior representative teams of NRL and NSW Cup clubs that do not field a team in the NRL competition.
In 2009 the Melbourne Storm from Victoria, was admitted to the competition. In 2010 the competition continued its national growth with the introduction of the WA Reds from Perth.

 

 

Placed

1988 finishing
1989
finishing
1990 finishing (Grandfinal Winner)
1991 finishing
1992 finishing
1993 finishing
1994 finishing
1995 finishing
1996
finishing
1997 finishing
1998 finishing
1999 finishing 3rd
2000 finishing (Grandfinal Winner)
2001 finishing
2002 finishing 5th
2003 finishing
2004 finishing (Grandfinal Winner)
2005 finishing
2006 finishing
2007 finishing 9th
2008 finishing 11th
2009 finishing 8th
2010 finishing 5th
2011 finishing 2nd (Grandfinal Winner)
2012 finishing 11th
2013 finishing 14th
2014 finishing 7th
2015 finishing 6th
2016 finishing 1st
2017 finishing 14th
2018 finishing 3rd

 

Teams completing in Competition

Balmain Tigers
Canberra Raiders
Canterbury Bulldogs
Central Coast Centurions
Central Coast RIP
Central Coast Storm
Cronulla Sharks
Gold Coast Titans
Illawarra Steelers
Manly Sea Eagles
Melbourne Storm
Newcastle Knights
North Sydney Bears
Parramatta Eels
Penrith Panthers
South Sydney Rabbitohs
St George Dragons
St George Illawarra Dragons
St Mary's Cougars
Sydney Roosters
West Australia Reds
West Coast Pirates
West Sydney Academy Sports
Western Suburbs Magpies


Grandfinal Winners
NSW SG Ball

1965
Rabbitohs
1966
Eels
1967
Eels
1968
Eels
1969
Rabbitohs
1970
St George
1971
Magpies
1972
Bulldogs
1973
Eels
1974
Rabbitohs
1975
Rabbitohs
1976
Rabbitohs
1977
Panthers
1978
Bulldogs
1979
Rabbitohs
1980
Rabbitohs
1981
Panthers
1982
Balmain Tigers
1983
Eels
1984
St George
1985
Panthers
1986
Rabbitohs
1987
Eels
1988
Eels
1989
Illawarra
1990
Knights
1991
Eels
1992
St George
1993
Eels
1994
Rabbitohs
1995
Raiders
1996
Illawarra
1997
Roosters
1998
Rabbitohs
1999
Eels
2000
Panthers
2001
Knights
2002
Magpies
2003
Panthers
2004
Knights
2005
Raiders
2006
Panthers
2007
Eels
2008
Roosters
2009
Bulldogs
2010
Roosters
2011
Knights
2012
Balmain Tigers
2013
Balmain Tigers
2014
Sydney Roosters
2015
Cronulla Sharks
2016
Penrith Panthers
2017
Eels
2018
Penrith Panthers