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The Banksia Beach State School proved too strong for Kirwan State School in the Under 12 NRL Development Cup final, with centre Franco Lim Santos Faria scoring a hat-trick to seal the win for the Bribie Island school.

Banksia started the day on the right foot with Lim Santos Faria producing a great in-and-away run down the left hand, showing his speed to score the first try of the day.

However in an entertaining half, both teams had no trouble scoring tries and Kirwan replied soon after through hooker Kai Tanner.

With the halftime score 16-6 in favour of Banksia Beach, Kirwan knew they had to come out hard to start the second half.

They did just that with forward Matthew Schulz charging over to open the scoring in the second half, to draw his side closer 16-12.

Banksia however had plenty more tries in them with second row forward Deacon Burton scoring his double; to put his side on step closer to victory.

Kirwan captain Harley Taylor tried to lift his side with a try to bring his team closer, pushing the scores to 18-22; but Banksia proved too strong in the opening game of the 2015 Intrust Super Cup grand final day.

With the final seconds of the game, counting down; Banksia centre Lim Santo Faria ran almost the length-of-the-field to score the last try of the day to bring the final score 26-18.


BANKSIA BEACH STATE SCHOOL 26 (Franco Lim Santos Faria 3, Deacon Burton 2 tries; Tayne Orchard, Franco Lim Santos Faria, Tyson Keft goals) def KIRWAN STATE SCHOOL 18 (Kai Tanna, Matthew Schulz, Harley Taylor tries; Luke Bolton, Jack Murdock, Harley Taylor goals) at Suncorp Stadium (Halftime: Banksia Beach 16-6).

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Final Teams...

Kirwan State School: 1 Tyler Boyce 2. Ashtyn Lott 3. Luke Bolton 4. Jack Murdock 5. Braiden Driscoll 6. Jaidyn Wilkins 7. Wesley Turner 8. Alex Gleeson 9. Kai Tanna 10. Aiden Dotta 11. Matthew Schulz 12. Callum McConkey 13. Harley Taylor (c) 14. Shane Thomson 15. Edward (EJ) Ober 17. Jahmai Mab 18. William Snel 19. Logan Quirke

Banksia Beach State School: 1. Tayne Orchard 2. Ben Bonner 3. Jacob Johnson 4. Franco Lim Santos Faria 5. Liam McNeill 6. Tyson Keft (c) 7. Marco de Rossi 8. Isaiah Forden 9. Brodi Halliwell 10. Harry Powell 11. Deacon Burton 12. Zac Royan 13. Kobey Barraud 14. Darcy Miller 15. Bowen Sharpe 16. Mason Boserio 17. Tyler Wolfgang 18. Cody Peel 19. Oscar Lingham