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NSW Universities have lost to Queensland in the 35th installment of the Australian Universities Rugby League Interstate Challenge, going down 40-6 in the match at Langlands Stadium.

The game got off to a poor start for NSW, with Queensland skipper Ethan Price getting his side on the board early for a 6-0 lead. That score remained for some time until centre Jamie Anderson extended the lead in the 35th minute, before Price got his second on the stroke of half-time. It sent New South Wales into the sheds trailing 20 points to nil after a dominant performance from the home side.

The second stanza opened in promising fashion for the sky blues with prop Robert Tuliatu crossing early for his side's first try. It would prove to be the only time NSW would cross for points, however, with Queensland going on to the job for the final 40-6 scoreline. The win is Queensland's third consecutive in the annual fixture and 20th since its inception in 1981.

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With the Interstate Challenge serving as a selection trial for the 2017 Student World Cup, a total of six New South Welshmen made Australia's 21-man squad. The full squad is as follows:


Jamie Anderson (QLD)

Kelly Benson (NSW)

Jayden Best (QLD)

David Faunuku (NSW)

Lane Ferling (QLD)

Jarrod Lee (QLD)

Seamus Leyland (NSW)

Chris Medcalf (QLD)

Michael O'Keefe (QLD)

Chris Ostwald (QLD)

Michael Pearsall (NSW)

Jack Peoples (QLD)

Ethan Price (QLD)

Giovanni Rapana (QLD)

Mackenzie Reid (QLD)

Joshua Rudolph (QLD)

David Sheridan (QLD)

Brendon Simpson (NSW)

Izsak Taalili (NSW)

Kobe Tararo (QLD)

Nick Timm (QLD)

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.