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CJRL and Panthers Juniors to play for annual Luke Lewis Cup

Updated: May 24

Cronulla Junior Rugby League in conjunction with Panthers Juniors, are thrilled to announce the addition of the Luke Lewis Cup in 2024. 

The Luke Lewis Cup will be played annually beginning in 2024 and feature a rep team comprised of the best Open Men's players from each district.


This ground breaking initiative not only pays homage to a Rugby League legend Luke Lewis who won premierships with both the Penrith Panthers and Cronulla Sharks, but also signifies a thrilling new chapter in community Rugby League. 

Cronulla Chairman John Mannah expressed his excitement at the announcement, 

“Its exciting to have open age representative Rugby League back on our calendar, and partnering with Penrith Junior Rugby League looks like being a great move." 

"We are very aligned in our thinking regarding promoting Rugby League in our districts, and being able to test ourselves against the largest Rugby League nursery in the state (Penrith) provides a great opportunity for our local players.”

Panthers Juniors Chairman Jarrad Whitby was equally ecstatic with the proposition of the match "The day no doubt promises to be a showcase the talent, dedication, and passion for the sport that is palpable in both districts and hopefully a healthy rivalry can be fostered for years to come".

"It was a no brainer for us to link up with Cronulla Junior Rugby League and their team, with their healthy Open Men's Competition they host each year. I have no doubt the game will be a competitive occasion."

With a post match function and activations on the day it is sure not to be missed.

It all kicks off in just a few shorts weeks:

DATE: 8 JUNE 2024


KICK-OFF: 3:00pm

PRE-MATCH - Junior games will commence as a curtain raiser prior to the main event 


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