Welcome to the NSWRL's live blog for the NRL State Championship between the Newtown Jets and the Burleigh Bears. The Jets claimed the Canterbury Cup NSW in a thriller against Wentworthville Magpies while the Bears were too strong for Wynnum-Manly Seagulls in the QRL competition. NSW holds a slight edge 3-2 in the interstate contest since it started in 2014 after winning the last three consecutive years. We'll keep you up to date with all the action as it happens today.
3.38pm: Toby Rudolf awarded man of the match.
80' - JETS WIN! JETS WIN! JETS WIN! ITS A REPEAT OF LAST WEEK. BILLY MAGOULIAS PUTS A KICK IN LIKE LAST WEEK AND IT'S A ROOM SERVICE BOUNCE FOR JACKSON FERRIS. WOW!!!!!!!!!!!
79' - Trindall throws an intercept. Only one minute left but the Bears have the ball.
78' - Dropout Bears. The Jets on the attack.
77' - THE KICK-OFF GOES OUT ON THE FULL! GAME STILL ON!
77' - Trindall misses the kick. The Jets still trail by two.
76' - AIR KATOA! Sione is in for his second with another FREAKISH effort. A HUGE kick coming up.
73' - "Toby Rudolf has made 200 metres and a huge tackle there to save Teig Wilton's kicking career," - Jamie Soward.
72' - Billy Magoulias forces another dropout with another grubber.
65' - Toby Rudolf with an important strip. Newtown down by six with 15 to go.
63' - TRY NEWTOWN! Another try off the boot off Billy Magoulias but this time it was a deflection. Jackson Ferris picks up the scraps and puts the afterburners on.
58' - The Jets throw the ball around all set but Will Kennedy's kick goes into touch. A wasted opportunity.
54' - SIONE KATOA WITH THE GOOSEY FOLLOWED BY AN AMAZING FINISH! WOW! The Jets are on the board. Bears lead 16-6.
47' - TRY BURLEIGH. It was ugly, but effective. Fogarty has a try.
47' - This is a mess. We're going to the bunker for a potential Bears try. Standby.
45' - WILL KENNEDY WITH AN AMAZING TRY SAVER!
41' - We're back underway.
40' - That's half-time. Burleigh lead 10-2.
39' - "My daughter is 11 months old and she could headbutt me harder than that," - Jamie Soward.
39' - A huge moment in the game. Mulitalo sent to the sin bin for a headbutt.
38' - What a tackle by Ronaldo Mulitalo. Forces a Bears error.
35' - Phythian cops a head knock and blood is pouring out.
35' - Fatigue setting in. A mistake to both teams in consecutive sets.
30' - TRY BURLEIGH! An error from the Jets is scooped up by Phythian and gives it to a supporting Anthony Don to score his second try.
28' - "Luke Page is a certified lunatic," - Scott Sattler.
26' - Dylan Phythian forces an error with some great defensive pressure.
24' - Conversion missed. Bears lead 4-2.
22' - TRY BURLEIGH! A magic flick pass from Fogarty lands on the chest of Anthony Don who plants the ball down. Bears lead 4-2.
21' - The Bears get a good opportunity on the attack after a Jets error.
19' - Jets lead 2-0!
17' - Newtown receive a penalty in front of the posts and will take the two points.
16' - Billy Magoulias forces a dropout with a grubber. He's got the magic boot.
15' - Back to back penalties for Newtown. First opportunity of the game coming up.
12' - "Missed opportunity from the Bears," - Jamie Soward.
11' - 40/20 to the Bears. Great kick by Jamal Fogarty.
4' - Sideline commentator Allana Ferguson confirms Politoni has a right forearm injury and won't return.
3' - Bears hooker Pat Politoni comes off the field with an injury.
0' - Burleigh kick off!
1.18pm: The Bears won the toss and have elected to kick off. The Jets have made several changes (see below) from the team that beat the Magpies last Sunday. Lock Billy Magoulias shifts to five-eighth and Greg Eastwood starts at lock.