Proserpine Brahmans' product Nathan Barrett, pictured here with Billy Slater, scored the game-winning try in last night's Under-16s State of Origin match at ANZ Stadium.
Proserpine Brahmans' product Nathan Barrett, pictured here with Billy Slater, scored the game-winning try in last night's Under-16s State of Origin match at ANZ Stadium.

Former Brahman scores State of Origin game-winner

HE CAME, he saw and he conquered.

Proserpine's Nathan Barrett turned match-winner when he crossed for a try in the Under-16s State of Origin game last night at ANZ Stadium.

The 16-year-old former Brahman pounced on a NSW knock-on in the 59th minute before finishing his work just a few tackles later, leading the young Maroons to a thrilling 10-6 victory.

Prossie league player in Origin curtain raiser

Playing in the curtain raiser for Game 1, Nathan completed his transformation from country footy in Proserpine on rugby league's biggest stage.

Proserpine's Nathan Barrett holds the Under-16s State of Origin shield after last night's game at ANZ Stadium.
Proserpine's Nathan Barrett holds the Under-16s State of Origin shield after last night's game at ANZ Stadium.

Scores were locked 6-6 at halftime but Nathan had a telling impact off the bench to help Queensland claim its first ever win in Sydney.

More in next week's Guardian.



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