NSW Under-18s Triumph In Thriller
A 72nd-minute Zac Lomax field goal and a late Sebastian Kris try has proved the difference in a thrilling under-18s Origin match, NSW under-18s winning 35-28 against Queensland.
After claiming a 26-0 victory in the corresponding clash against Queensland last year, Brad Fittler’s under-18s were determined to continue their winning ways – and they did on the back of some inspirational play from their captain Payne Haas and a hat-trick to halfback Luke Metcalf… in addition to a couple of clutch plays.
With the scores tied 28-all late in the match, Lomax stepped up to kick the decisive field goal, before a final-minute try off a beautiful ball from Haas and a sideline conversion from Lomax sealed the result.
NSW got off to an ideal start in the match, scoring after seven minutes through Metcalf. On the back of a left-to-right shift, the ball found the Cronulla Sharks half, who breezed and bobbed his way past the Queensland defence to go over the line on his hands and knees.
Click through to read the entire match report as written by NSWRL.com.au and see the match highlights.