The future of rugby league on the Gold Coast goes on show again next week, with more than 50 boys and girls teams to take part in the annual NRL Titans School Boys Competition and NRL Titans Karyn Murphy Cup.
Both competitions, presented by Robina Town Centre, will be held on Wednesday nights, with six weeks of competition before finals.
This year, the Titans School Boys Competition will feature 39 teams from 16 schools, across two divisions and three different age groups.
The growth and popularity of the girls’ competition has been just as spectacular, with the Karyn Murphy Cup now featuring 17 teams from seven local schools across three age divisions.
Both competitions are designed to encourage participation and development, but also provide a pathway for young rugby league players in our region.
Formerly known as the Titans Girls Nines Competition, the NRL Titans Karyn Murphy Cup links in with the newly formed state-wide competition named after the former Queensland and Australian Jillaroos captain and is played in the nines format under the NRL Safe Play Code, allowing girls the perfect environment to safely try their hand at the sport or advance their skills further.
The NRL Titans School Boys Competitions began as the Titans Cup & Challenge in 2006 as a two-tier, open age competition for local Gold Coast high schools.
The competition provides schools with less rugby league experience the opportunity to compete in a regular interschool competition in a fun and safe environment where they develop themselves into better rugby league teams, with the opportunity to win through to the NRL’s schoolboy trophy competition.
The NRL Titans School Boys Competition and NRL Titans Karyn Murphy Cup are both proudly supported by Robina Town Centre, and are a proven breeding ground for rugby league talent, with Canberra’s Test and Origin prop Josh Papalii among the players to have played in the competition in previous years.