A masterful performance from halfback Shaun Nona inspired the XXXX Queensland Residents to a 36-32 victory over the New South Wales Cup Representative team in Sunday's annual representative clash at Tapout Energy Stadium.
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Nona scored a superb individual try and had a hand in several others to earn the players’ player award at Queensland’s post-match presentations.
It was yet another commanding display on the big stage by the Easts Tigers playmaker, who was equally effective in last year’s Queensland Residents win and also delivered the goods in the Northern Pride's twin titles before joining the Melbourne Storm.
Queensland Residents 36
Tries: Kalifa Faifai Loa 2, Kyle Feldt, Javid Bowen, Shaun Nona, Matt Parcell
Goals: Shaun Nona 6
NSW Cup Representative 32
Tries: Chanel Mata’utia 2, Mitch Barnett 2, Nathan Gardner, Darren Nicholls
Goals: Nathan Gardner 4
at Tapout Energy Stadium, Langlands Park.