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PRE SEASON

 

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Formal pre season competitions were conducted from 1967 to 1981, and from 1990 to 1995 (with a number of naming rights sponsors, and with different structures such as knock out and qualification rounds culminating in a series of finals)

 

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Officially sanctioned trial matches were played from 1982 to 1989 and from 1996 to 2022.

 

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A formal competition returned in 2023, by way of the NRL Pre-Season Challenge, which is over a two week period and each team playing two matches with no finals, and a points system to declare the overall winner. In 2023, the second match was also the World Club Challenge.

 

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This page excludes other pre-season competitions, such as the World Sevens and NRL Nines.

 

 

1967: WILLS CUP

 

Round 1: 24th February

Cronulla

Redfern Oval

18-12

Round 2: 5th March

Parramatta

Cumberland Oval

6-5

Round 3: 11th March

South Sydney

Redfern Oval

9-20

Round 4: 19th March

Balmain

Leichhardt Oval

4-10

 

 

1968: WILLS CUP

 

Round 1: 24th February Cronulla Penrith Park 12-10
Round 2: 2nd March Western Suburbs Lidcombe Oval 8-8
Round 3: 9th March Balmain Lidcombe Oval 7-7
Round 4: 16th March St. George Penrith Park 13-4
Semi Final: 20th March Parramatta Sydney Sports Ground 9-4
Final: 24th March Newtown Sydney Sports Ground 28-12

 

 

1969: WILLS CUP

 

Round 1: 22nd February Manly Brookvale Oval 5-9
Round 2: 1st March Canterbury Belmore Sports Ground 13-7
Round 3: 8th March Newtown Penrith Park 14-5
Round 4: 14th March Western Suburbs Penrith Park 16-22
Semi Final: 19th March Western Suburbs Sydney Sports Ground 4-30

 

 

1970: WILLS CUP

 

Round 1: 20th February Western Suburbs  Lidcombe Oval 4-4
Round 2: 1st March Cronulla Endeavour Field 11-16
Round 3: 7th March Wentworthville Penrith Park 34-7
Round 4: 14th March Canterbury Penrith Park 11-13

 

 

1971: WILLS CUP

 

Round 1: 19th February South Sydney Redfern Oval 8-12
Round 2: 28th February Newtown Penrith Park 6-12
Round 3: 7th March Eastern Suburbs Penrith Park 4-6
Round 4: 14th March St. George Kogarah Oval 0-30

 

 

1972: WILLS CUP

 

Round 1: 19th February Western Suburbs Lidcombe Oval 14-11
Round 2: 27th February Parramatta Cumberland Oval 8-10
Round 3: 4th March Eastern Suburbs Penrith Park 2-10
Round 4: 10th March Canterbury Belmore Sports Ground 6-8

 

 

1973: WILLS CUP

 

Round 1: 17th February Manly Brookvale Oval 5-22
Round 2: 25th February Cronulla Endeavour Field 6-26
Round 3: 3rd March Canterbury Penrith Park 10-13
Round 4: 10th March Newtown Henson Park 14-21

 

 

1974: WILLS CUP

 

Round 1: 24th February Parramatta Cumberland Oval 14-16
Round 2: 1st March South Sydney Redfern Oval 5-13
Round 3: 9th March Balmain Penrith Park 22-11
Round 4: 16th March Manly Penrith Park 7-18  

 

 

1975: WILLS CUP

 

Round 1: 22nd February Parramatta Cumberland Oval 13-16

 

 

1976: WILLS CUP

 

Round 1: 22nd February South Sydney Redfern Oval 10-11
Round 2: 28th February Manly Brookvale Oval 10-18
Round 3: 7th March North Sydney Penrith Park 18-11

 

 

1977: WILLS CUP

 

Round 1: 18th February South Sydney Redfern Oval 10-12
Round 2: 27th February Parramatta Cumberland Oval 16-4
Round 3: 6th March North Sydney Penrith Park 8-20

 

 

1978: CRAVEN MILD CUP

 

Round 1: 24th February St. George Belmore Sports Ground 4-2
Round 2: 4th March Parramatta Cumberland Oval 10-16
Round 3: 11th March Canterbury Belmore Sports Ground 2-12

 

 

1979: CRAVEN MILD CUP

 

Round 1: 24th February Parramatta Cumberland Oval 17-26
Round 2: 4th March Western Suburbs Penrith Park 16-9
Round 3: 11th March Balmain Penrith Park 16-17

 

 

1980: CRAVEN MILD CUP

 

Round 1: 1st March Canterbury Penrith Park 16-10
Round 2: 7th March South Sydney Redfern Oval 15-31
Round 3: 16th March Parramatta Cumberland Oval 11-13  

 

 

1981: CRAVEN MILD CUP

 

Round 1: 27th February North Sydney Penrith Park 6-10
Round 2: 8th March Parramatta Penrith Park 0-26
Round 3: 13th March Western Suburbs Lidcombe Oval 16-7

 

 

1982: TRIALS

 

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1983: TRIALS

 

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1984: TRIALS

 

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1985: TRIALS

 

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1986: TRIALS

 

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1987: TRIALS

 

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1988: TRIALS

 

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1989: TRIALS

 

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1990: CHANNEL TEN CHALLENGE CUP

 

Preliminary Round: 11th February Brisbane Athletic Oval, Toowoomba 18-10
Qualifying Final: 1st March Gold Coast Lavington Sports Ground, Albury 22-12
Semi Final: 6th March Western Suburbs Carrington Park, Bathurst 21-10
Final: 10th March Canberra Parramatta Stadium 2-12

 

 

1991: LOTTO CHALLENGE CUP

 

Preliminary Round: 24th February South Sydney Port Macquarie Regional Stadium 40-8
Qualifying Final: 23rd February Eastern Suburbs Apex Oval, Dubbo 20-0
Semi Final: 2nd March Canterbury Eric Weissel Oval, Wagga Wagga 34-6
Final: 7th March Brisbane Rugby League Park, Broken Hill 16-20

 

 

1992: TOOHEYS CHALLENGE CUP

 

Preliminary Round: 18th February North Sydney Marathon Stadium 8-2
Qualifying Final: 1st March Western Suburbs Eric Weissel Oval, Wagga Wagga  14-16

 

 

1993: TOOHEYS CHALLENGE CUP

 

Preliminary Round: 24th February Cronulla Parramatta Stadium 4-10

 

 

1994: TOOHEYS CHALLENGE CUP

 

Preliminary Round: 24th February Illawarra Penrith Stadium 10-20

 

 

1995: TOOHEYS CHALLENGE CUP

 

Preliminary Round: 12th February Parramatta Parramatta Stadium 14-8
Qualifying Final: 18th February North Sydney Bega Recreation Ground 18-19

 

 

1996: TRIALS

 

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1997: TRIALS

 

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1998: TRIALS

 

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1999: TRIALS

 

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2000: TRIALS

 

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2001: TRIALS

 

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2002: TRIALS

 

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2003: TRIALS

 

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2004: TRIALS

 

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2005: TRIALS

 

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2006: TRIALS

 

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2007: TRIALS

 

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2008: TRIALS

 

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2009: TRIALS

 

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2010: TRIALS

 

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2011: TRIALS

 

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2012: TRIALS

 

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2013: TRIALS

 

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2014: TRIALS

 

8th February Wests Tigers Kirkham Oval, Camden 8-32
23rd February Newtown Sportingbet Stadium 52-8

 

 

2015: TRIALS

 

13th February Wyong Roos Morrie Breen Oval 36-8
22nd February Parramatta Pepper Stadium 22-30

 

 

2016: TRIALS

 

6th February PNG Hunters Oil Search National Stadium, Port Morseby 20-12
13th February Canterbury Pepper Stadium 24-20
20th February Parramatta Pepper Stadium 8-22

 

 

2017: TRIALS

 

11th February Canterbury Port Macquarie Regional Stadium 20-10
18th February Parramatta Panthers Stadium 18-6

 

 

2018: TRIALS

 

17th February Sydney Roosters Panthers Stadium 30-18
23rd February Canterbury Belmore Sports Ground 10-24

 

 

2019: TRIALS

 

23rd February South Sydney Redfern Oval 28-8
2nd March Parramatta Panthers Stadium 20-0

 

 

2020: TRIALS

 

22nd February Wests Tigers Panthers Stadium 32-4
29th February Parramatta Bega Recreation Ground 22-22

 

 

2021: TRIALS

 

20th February Mounties St. Mary's Leagues Stadium 18-12
27th February Parramatta Panthers Stadium 16-6

 

 

2022: NRL PRE-SEASON

 

20th February Cronulla CommBank Stadium 34-6
26th February Parramatta BlueBet Stadium 0-36

 

 

2023: NRL PRE-SEASON CHALLENGE

 

11th February Parramatta BlueBet Stadium 22-16
18th February (World Club Challenge) St. Helens BlueBet Stadium 12-13 (in Golden Point)

 

 

2024: NRL PRE-SEASON CHALLENGE

 

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Penrith did not participate in this competition as they travelled to the UK for the 2024 World Club Challenge versus Wigan

 

 

 

Page last updated 10 February 2024