The Queensland Warriors have beaten the NSW Waratahs by 14 point to finish the round with a 12-point win over the Waratah Warriors in Townsville.
The Warriors’ James Tedesco kicked four tries, including a late conversion, as the Warats downed the Warriors 24-23.
Key points:The Waratashes are in Townsland for a two-game tour to play the Sydney RoostersThe Warriors won their first five matches of the season, but have lost six of their last eightTuesdays game was the most exciting of the series with a thrilling comeback win against the WararatahsThe Warats had a chance to win it back but lost the ball inside their own 20 and were never able to score from their own 22The Warattahs have beaten their NSW counterparts twice in 2017, losing 14-8 at Eden Park and 16-10 at the SCG.
But it was Townsville where the Warriors were able to overcome the Warattah challenge.
After the break the Warriors held on for the victory to move to 13-12, despite playing without their top scorers for the first time in a fortnight.
The Waras were unable to break the 20-point barrier as they lost the contest by four points at the break.
The two teams are meeting again on Sunday (AEDT), when the Warates will face the Titans in Townsfield.