Jack Buchanan's Burleigh Bears were seconds away from winning the NRL State Championship yesterday (Sunday October 6) at ANZ Stadium.
The Bears, representing Queensland, played the famous Newtown Jets, representing NSW, in the State Championship, as part of grand final day, and the match was decided when the final siren was about to blow.
The Jets produced a stunning 20-16 comeback victory over the Bears in what a dramatic end to the contest.
The Jets were down by four with less than a minute to go and the Bears, after leading for most of the match, were holding on like their lives depended on it.
However, Newtown back Jackson Ferris scored when a last-gasp Billy Magoulias chip-kick bounced into his hands.
Buchanan, a Culburra Dolphins junior, and his team-mates slumped to the ground in disbelief.
The South Register spoke to Buchanan in a lead up to the match and he was confident his team would do well.
Buchanan had a strong game in the front row for the Bears.
The Culburra Beach junior, when he was on the field, tackled and ran strongly.
Buchanan along with fellow prop Luke Page made sure the Jets' forwards had a difficult day at the office.