An extra dose of rugby league glory could be on the cards for Queensland this weekend.
Not only will the NRL watch an all-Queensland final for the first time in rugby league history, but the Ipswich Jets will also be playing in the State Championship final.
Jets player Liam Capewell said the team was ecstatic to be playing at the ANZ Stadium on grand final night, with the opportunity to watch two fellow Queensland teams go toe-to-toe for “the big game” acting as icing on the cake.
“We didn’t give too much thought to the trip to Sydney to be honest,” he said.
“We were just pumped to be in the QRL big dance, so the trip to Sydney to watch the Cowboys and the Broncs play as well is bloody awesome.”
The Jets have been on a winning streak of late, claiming seven victories in a row to break their 33 year long drought.
This season has also granted the team their maiden Intrust Super Cup title, a precursor to competing in the championship, causing a massive upset by conquering the more favoured Townsville Blackhawks.
Capewell, who has been with the Jets since 2009, believes this is probably the pinnacle of his career.
“We had been so close for so long, so to finally go all the way this year [and] to cap it off with a win and watching the first all Queensland grand final will be like a dream come true,” he said.
“You couldn’t have written a script better.”
“It’s a fairy tale really.”
The Jets will face-off against the Newcastle Knights on Sunday.