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Tears of joy as Blues end nightmare

News.com.au
Thursday, June 19, 2014

Update: 12:32AM AFTER eight years of frustration and defeat and heartache, the NSW Blues delivered Queensland a message on behalf of the state: nobody beats NSW nine times in a row.

Yes, Queensland's eight-year dominance is over after NSW claimed an unassailable 2-0 lead when they beat Queensland 6-4 at ANZ Stadium, sending the game to a dead rubber in Brisbane in three weeks.

It ends one of the most remarkable winning streaks in modern sport.

Not before the Blues almost made the fatal mistake they promised themselves they would not make: playing not to lose, instead of playing to win.

In the end, it was a surprising show-and-go from halfback Trent Hodkinson in the 72nd minute that broke the drought. 

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