Blue Young gunman Ethan Strange announced himself as the future star of NRL On Thursday night, it was a hat-trick as New South Wales won Queensland in males under 19 years of age State of Origin struggle.
Strange, who plays at right centre, scored three impressive tries as the Blues beat the Maroons 32-14 at Dolphin Stadium in Redcliffe.
In the Central Coast weapon’s first try, he got off his right foot and sprinted, before adding another four points as he ran off a kick, a pass, a tackle and a goal.
He then completed his hat-trick when he jumped behind a defender, beat the ball from goalkeeper Joash Papalii and knocked it down.
“Golden watch,” Andrew Johns said on Nine’s screen as Strange bagged his third try.
“That’s a great vision from Joash Papalii,” added Phil Gould on the Nine radio station.
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“If you’re going to push someone, push someone who can put his hand in the toilet and pull out a gold watch.
“Joash Papalii’s vision – he has been playing in the NSW Cup against the men – is well placed.
“Give me that gold watch, kid!”
Results didn’t go the way of the Blues in the women’s under-19 game, Queensland defeated NSW 20-14 at Dolphin Stadium.
Maroons Lock Rilee Jorgensen said the player
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