Combined States side featuring Singleton's Jayden Duff defeated by Queensland at the Australian Schools Rugby Championships

NUMBER-NINE: Jayden Duff pictured with the Australian Combined State team in Sydney on Monday night.
NUMBER-NINE: Jayden Duff pictured with the Australian Combined State team in Sydney on Monday night.

Jayden Duff's cinderella run at the Australian Schools Rugby Championships came to an end this afternoon after his Australian Combined States side faced a 39-14 defeat to Queensland 1.

The Singleton teenager received 25 minutes of game time in the first half however his side would be no match for the Queenslanders who marched to a 24-0 lead at the main break.

Duff was originally overlooked for the NSW first and second sides however received a tournament life-line when recruited to the Australian Combined States side last week.

Here he would help inspire the composite line-up to a 27-24 victory over Victoria on Tuesday.

"I'd just like the thank both our coaches from the combined states because they've put a lot of time and effort into us boys and it has really showed out on the field," Duff told the Singleton Argus this afternoon.

"Although we came out unlucky, in the end we all played some good hard rugby."

Duff's team will now face off against the ACT, who faced a 36-14 defeat to the NSW 1, this Saturday morning for the final spot on the podium.