The Holcim Cup will begin on Saturday, August 1 and is being staged to provide much-needed game time to help bolster the preparations of the Harvey Norman Queensland Maroons squad, who will be aiming to claim the State of Origin shield in November.

The teams taking part are Burleigh Bears, Easts Tigers, Souths Logan Magpies, Tweed Seagulls and West Brisbane Panthers.

An innovative competition format has been designed to accommodate five teams, with all matches each round being played at one location. Each round will consist of five 30-minute halves, with all teams playing 60 minutes each weekend to avoid a bye.

Under this format, it is not possible to play each other exactly the same number of times, but everyone plays the same number of halves.

The five teams will play across five rounds, with finals matches scheduled for September 5.

The scoring system to determine rankings for finals consideration is as follows:

  • One point for cumulative points win (0.5 for draw)
  • One point on offer for each half won (0.5 for a draw)
  • A maximum of three points per round is available per team

Round 3 & 5 are easy games to get to as a Gold Coast local so there isn’t any excuse to get behind our girls and show some support for your club.