Jersey Flegg Cup 2019 draw

The 2018 Jersey Flegg Minor Premiers Newcastle Knights will kick their season off against last years runners-up Penrith Panthers on Saturday, 23rd March after an all competition bye for Round 1.

The Panthers fell short against the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks in a memorable grand final last year, and will face tough opposition from the Knights for the Under 20s first hit-out.

2019 marks the second season since the Jersey Flegg Cup returned to the NSWRL major competitions calendar to replace the NRL Under-20s National Youth Competition.

The competition is named after Harry “Jersey” Flegg, who played for the Eastern Suburbs in 1908 and 1909, and was a prominent administrator of the game up until 1960.

Jersey Flegg Cup games will be played over two 35-minute halves, in line with the NSWRL's under-18s SG Ball Cup competition. It will run for 24 rounds with the grand final to be played on Sunday, 29th September.

ROUND 1 - BYES

ROUND 2

Newcastle Knights v Penrith Panthers

Saturday, 23rd March 

Dudley Oval - 12pm

ROUND 3

Canberra Raiders v Newcastle Knights

Friday, 29th March

GIO Stadium, Canberra - 3.45pm

ROUND 4

Newcastle Knights v St George Illawarra Dragons

Saturday, 6th April

St Johns Oval, Charlestown - 3pm

ROUND 5

Newcastle Knights v Manly Sea Eagles

Saturday, 13th April

McDonald Jones Stadium - 3.05pm

ROUND 6

North Sydney Bears v Newcastle Knights

Friday, 19th April

North Sydney Oval - 1.15pm

ROUND 7

Newcastle Knights v Parramatta Eels

Sunday, 28th April

McDonald Jones Stadium - 12pm

ROUND 8

New Zealand Warriors v Newcastle Knights

Sunday, 5th May

Mt Smart Stadium, NZ - 8am

ROUND 9

Newcastle Knights v Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs

Sunday, 12th May

North Sydney Oval - 1pm

ROUND 10 - BYES

ROUND 11 - BYES

ROUND 12

Victoria Thunderbolts v Newcastle Knights

Sunday, 2nd June

Casey Fields, VIC - 2pm

ROUND 13

South Sydney Rabbitohs v Newcastle Knights

Saturday, 8th June

Redfern Oval, Sydney - 12.15pm

ROUND 14

Wests Tigers v Newcastle Knights

Sunday, 16th June

Campbelltown Stadium - 3.10pm

ROUND 15

St George Illawarra Dragons v Newcastle Knights

Saturday, 22nd June

Ziems Park, Wollongong - 12pm

ROUND 16

Newcastle Knights v Manly Sea Eagles

Saturday, 29th June

McDonald Jones Stadium - 3.15pm

ROUND 17 - BYES

ROUND 18

Penrith Panthers v Newcastle Knights

Saturday, 20th July

Panthers Stadium, Penrith - 2.50pm

ROUND 19

Newcastle Knights v Wests Tigers

Saturday, 27th July

St Johns Oval, Charlestown - 1.30pm

ROUND 20

Sydney Roosters v Newcastle Knights

Sunday, 4th August

North Sydney Oval - 11.15am

ROUND 21

Parramatta Eels v Newcastle Knights

Saturday, 10th August

Bankwest Stadium, Sydney - 1.30pm

ROUND 22

Newcastle Knights v North Sydney Bears

Saturday, 17th August

McDonald Jones Stadium - 11am

ROUND 23

Newcastle Knights v South Sydney Rabbitohs

Saturday, 24th August

St Johns Oval, Charlestown - 1.30pm

ROUND 24

Newcastle Knights v Cronulla Sharks

Saturday, 31st August

McDonald Jones Stadium - 12.45pm

Check out the complete 2019 Jersey Flegg draw here.