The 2018 junior representative calendar kicked off on Saturday with Western Suburbs and Balmain featuring in the Harold Matthews and SG Ball competitions.
Unfortunately, it was a tough start to the year for all four teams, who suffered comprehensive defeats against the Illawarra Steelers and Penrith Panthers in their respective matches.
Round Two of the junior representative season will see Wests travel to Morry Breen Oval to face the Central Coast Centurions while Balmain take on Newcastle at Leichhardt Oval.
Live coverage of those matches can be found by visiting the NSWRL Match Centre.
ROUND ONE RESULTS
Penrith Panthers 22 def. Balmain Tigers 0
Ilawarra Steelers 20 def. Western Suburbs Magpies 6 (Tavui tries; Matamua 1/1 goals)
Penrith Panthers 40 def. Balmain Tigers 6 (Seve try; Edmed 1/1 goal)
Illawarra Steelers 38 def. Western Suburbs Magpies 12 (Oitmann, Wilson tries; Oitmann 2/2 goals)