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Storm bound five-eighth Shaun Nona helped the Northern Pride to a 32-28 victory in the inaugural NRL State Championship on Sunday.

The 24-year old playmaker was busy early, setting up two tries and helping the Queensland Cup outfit take an early lead over the Panthers. In a tense contest, Nona's two goals also proved crucial as his side defeated NSW Cup Champions Penrith by just four points.


Northern Pride 32

Tries: Javid Bowen 3, Semi Tadulala, Tyrone McCarthy, Blake Leary 

Goals: Shaun Nona 2, Javid Bowen


Penrith Panthers 28

Tries: Luke Capewell, Eto Nabuli, Waqa Blake, Kieran Moss, Kierran Moseley 

Goals: Wes Naiqama 4 

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