|National Youth Competition|
National Youth Competition (NYC)
Australia (15 teams), New Zealand (1 team)
Most Sucessful Team
The National Youth Competition (sponsored as the Toyota Cup) is the official development competition for the Australian National Rugby League. It commenced in 2008. The competition consists of teams from the 16 clubs that presently participate in the NRL competition, fielding squads made up of players between the ages of 17 and 19. The New Zealand Warriors are the most successful club in the National Youth Competition's short history, with two premierships already to their name, both coming in 2010 and 2011.
Effect on existing competitionsEdit
There is ongoing speculation as to how the Queensland Cup will fare with the introduction of the National Rugby League's Under-20s competition in 2008.
National Youth Competition PremiersEdit
|Season||Grand Final Information||Minor Premiers|
|2008||Canberra Raiders||28 - 24|
|Brisbane Broncos||Canberra Raiders|
|2009||Melbourne Storm||24 - 22||Wests Tigers||Manly Sea Eagles|
|2010||New Zealand Warriors||42 - 28||South Sydney Rabbitohs||South Sydney Rabbitohs|
|2011||New Zealand Warriors||31 - 30|
|North Queensland Cowboys||New Zealand Warriors|
Teams & CoachesEdit
The Brisbane Broncos Under 20s side is be coached by Kurt Richards.
The Canberra Raiders Under 20s side is coached by David Hamilton.
The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs Under 20s side is coached by Andrew Patmore.
The Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks Under 20s side is coached by James Shepherd.
The Gold Coast Titans Under 20s side is coached by Rod Patison.
The Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles Under 20s side is coached by former player David Penna.
The Melbourne Storm Under 20s side is coached by former player Dean Pay.
The New Zealand Warriors Under 20s side is coached by John Ackland.
The Newcastle Knights Under 20s side is coached by Garth Brennan.
The North Queensland Cowboys Under 20s side is coached by Kristen Woolf.
The Parramatta Eels Under 20s Side is coached by Matt Cameron.
The Penrith Panthers Under 20 side is coached by Alex Melville.
The South Sydney Rabbitohs Under 20s side is coached by David Kidwell.
The St George Illawarra Dragons Under 20s side is coached by Adrian Lam.
The Sydney Roosters Under 20s side is coached by Jason Taylor.
The Wests Tigers Under 20s side is be coached by Grant Jones.
- Free To Air: Channel 9 show a Player of the week on The Sunday Footy Show with Andrew Johns and the Grand Final as part of the Grand Final Coverage. 2007 Big League Annual page 11, 2007 Big League Annual.
- Subscription television: FOX Sports show 2 games live every weekend, live coverage of the Toyota Cup precede Fox Sports' Super Saturday and Sunday live NRL coverage.
All New Zealand Warriors home games in the U20's competition will be shown live by Sky NZ.2007 Big League Annual page 11 Māori Television also broadcasts Ngāti NRL, a series that focuses on young Māori and Pacific Islanders who travel to Australia and play in the Toyota Cup.