The NSWRL’s under-20s competition, preparing the state’s future NRL and Intrust Super Premiership NSW stars. The competition is named after Harry “Jersey” Flegg, who played for the Eastern Suburbs in 1908 and 1909, and was a prominent administrator of the game up until 1960.
It began as an under-19s age group until the NRL was formed in 1998, and was originally held as part of the NSWRL’s junior representative season that was played over nine-to-12 weeks early in the season.
The Competition began in 1961, and in 2018 was brought back to a NSWRL based competition after 10 years following the cessation of the NRL-run Under=20s National Youth Competition.
The North Sydney Bears last won the Jersey Flegg competition in 1998.