The NSWRL has cancelled all junior representative matches this weekend in accordance with the NRL Heat Guidelines following the most recent updated forecasts of extreme heat.

The 2017 competition season was set to kick-off tomorrow (Saturday, 11 February), with an inaugural girls competition being played alongside the elite junior boys this year for the first time.

The Harold Matthews (U16 boys), SG Ball (U18 boys) and the Tarsha Gale Cup (U18 girls) were to be played at various venues around Sydney, Wollongong and Newcastle tomorrow and Sunday, but in the interests of player welfare and proper administration of the competitions, all matches have been cancelled.

No points will be allocated to any team, with the three competitions effectively commencing in Round 2 next week. ​

For the full 2017 SG Ball, Harold Matthews and Tarsha Gale Cup draws, visit Live Match Centre.