The NSW Tertiary Student Rugby League Third Division competition, the John Pollard Trophy, has been played on and off since 1980.

The John Pollard Trophy has been run as both an independent third division competition and also as a final series for those teams which have not qualified for the Second Division finals.

Year
Premiers Runners Up Video
1978
Nepean CAE, Kingswood North Sydney Catholics
1979
1980
1981
Macquarie University
1982
1983
1984
Catholic College of Education Royal Australian Air Force
1986
Catholic College of Education Macquarie University
1987
Nepean C.A.E Catholic College of Education
1988
Catholic College of Education State Rail
1989
Sydney University Catholic College of Education
1990
Catholic College of Education State Rail
1994
Cumberland College
1996
State Rail
1997
Macquarie University University of Technology, Sydney
1999
Sydney University
2000
State Rail ACU Castle Hill
2001
UWS Nirimba
2002
UWS Nirimba
2003
University of Technology, Sydney
2004
UWS Macarthur