The Queensland under-16 Murri side overcame a halftime deficit to defeat their New South Wales Koori counterparts 36-26 in the annual Murri v Koori match at Mudgee on Saturday afternoon.
Trailing 14-12 at the break, the Queenslanders scored 24 second half points to regain the trophy from New South Wales.
Queensland centre Watjerra Briggs and halfback Reece Walsh both scored doubles in the win, while New South Wales centre Tyrone Nean also crossed twice.
Queensland Murri U16 36 (Watjerra Briggs 2, Reece Walsh 2, Larson Dale-Doyle, Tuvalli Pereira tries; Zac Laybutt 6 goals) def. NSW Koori U16 26 (Tyrone Nean 2, Billy Burke, Bowan Foreshaw, Tyrhys Williams tries; Kobe Bone, Billy Burke, Isacc Morris goals) at Glen Willow Regional Sports Stadium, Mudgee.
New South Wales Koori U16
1 Tyrell Sloan, 2 Tyrhys Williams, 2 Rylee Blackhall, 4 Tyrone Nean, 5 Jayden Murray, 6 Ralph Hampton, 7 Isacc Morris, 8 Jack Hartwig, 9 Max Darcy, 10 Billy Burke, 11 Mark Pegus, 12 Zac Montgomery, 13 Kobe Bone. Interchange: 14 Selwyn Smith, 15 Cameron Lyons, 16 Cooper Whacket, 17 Troy Duckett, 18 Abie Wright, 19 Bowan Foreshaw, 20 Harley Lester. Coach: Dennis Moran.
Queensland Murri U16
1 Preston Weatherall, 2 Carlos Smith, 3 Watjerra Briggs, 4 Isiah Kawane, 5 Alan Motton, 6 Zac Laybutt, 7 Reece Walsh, 8 Jack Beetson, 9 Thallis Halliday, 10 Nicholas Fenton, 11 Tuvalli Pereira, 12 Lason Dale-Doyle, 13 Coby Fencher. Interchange: 14 Tyson Stevens, 15 Ben McKellar, 16 Gabriel Mooka, 17 Declan Rolls, 18 Tate Roberts, 19 Jayden Thurston. Coach: Sawere Reuben & Leo Dynevor.