Sunshine Coast Falcons prop forward Carlos Swasbrook-Murray put in a huge performance for his team in the Cyril Connell Cup Under 16 state final - taking home the man of the match award, despite being in the losing team.

The Falcons and champions Townsville Stingers played a great game that set a fantastic tone for the rest of the day at Tapout Energy Stadium.

Swasbrook-Murray congratulated the Stingers on their win but also admitted to enjoying the rivalry that had built up between the two teams.  

Watch the full highlights from the match: Connell Cup State Final Highlights

Read the match report and full scoring details: Stingers steal show in grand final

See the photos from the match: Gallery - Connell Cup Falcons V Stingers

Watch the video with Stingers captain Jack Althaus: Stingers 'net' final win