Competition: Emerging Reds Cup (ERC)
The Emerging Reds Cup is a new Academy competition designed to provide a strong state-based pathway for QLD U15 players.
The Emerging Reds Cup (ERC) is administered by the Reds Academy and will be contested by 4 teams from around Queensland + 1 National Indigenous side and 1 Victorian representative side.
The ERC will consist of 3 rounds, followed by 1 round of finals, commencing on Monday the 20th of September.
The ERC aim is to attract the best U15 talent across Queensland by providing a high-level competition experience
The ERC culminates with the selection of the Reds U15 team, who will play NSW U15.
Participating teams and selection process:
Brisbane Grey and White
The Reds Academy will invite approx. 100 players to attend the Brisbane trial on Sunday the 8th of August. The Reds Academy Talent ID team will invite players based off their performances in school or club competitions.
The Reds Academy will invite approx. 50 players to attend the SEQ trial on Sunday the 8th of August. The Reds Academy Talent ID team will invite players based off their performances in school or club competitions.
Central Queensland Rugby Union will run a trial process in order to select the 25 man squad, that will travel to Brisbane for the week long competition.
Reds U15 Team vs NSW
The Reds U15 will be selected from the participating teams. The team will be announced at the conclusion of the ERC.
Monday the 16th of August via the Queensland Reds Website.
ERC: Monday 20th September – Friday 24th of September
ERC Location: Brisbane - Riverside Junior Rugby Club
Reds U15 vs NSW: Sunday 3rd of October
Reds U15 Location: Nudgee College Brisbane