Stinger’s try not enough

Townsville Bulletin - - SPORT -

A MATCH- lev­el­ling try from Townsville Stingers player Enari Tuala was not enough for Queens­land to se­cure a place in this year’s Aus­tralian Schools open cham­pi­onship grand fi­nal.

Queens­land trailed New South Wales Com­bined Catholic Col­leges 16- 10 at half- time, be­fore Tuala scored seven min­utes af­ter the break for Queens­land to claw its way to 16- all.

Queens­land then went ahead 20- 16 with a un­con­verted try, but NSWCCC fin­ished stronger to post two late tries and seal the 24- 20 semi- fi­nal win.

New South Wales Com­bined High Schools de­feated New South Wales Com­bined In­de­pen­dent Schools 16- 14 in the other semi, mean­ing to­day’s de­cider in Wol­lon­gong is an al­lNSW af­fair.

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