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The NRL State Championship remains in Queensland after the Ipswich Jets claimed a 26-12 victory over VB NSW Cup champions, Newcastle Knights.

Crossing the line three times in the second half but to no avail, the luckless Knights tried mightily to send courageous captain Clint Newton out on a high in his final match.

But the Knights can indeed hold their heads high after a superb season, storming from seventh place to seize the VB NSW Cup and cap an unforgettable season, giving Newcastle plenty of reasons to be optimistic for next year.

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Acknowledgement of Country

New South Wales Rugby League respects and honours the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.