The State Championship final sees NSW Cup champions Penrith meet Queensland Cup champions North Devils to determine the best second tier team in the country.
The State Championship returns after a two-year absence and NSW teams look to make it five straight wins.
The last four State Championships have gone to the NSW Cup winner and three of those have been demolition jobs of 24-plus points. We look to be in for something similar this year.
The best guide here is differential. Penrith have a +313 differential over 22 games while the Norths Devils have a +10 differential over 19 games. The difference between these two is stark.
The Panthers have seasoned top graders Matt Eisenhuth, Robert Jennings, Chris Smith, Lindsay Smith and Christian Crichton in their team as well as the likes of Sunia Turuva, Soni Luke and Kurt Falls. The Devils have Tyson Gamble and Leivaha Pulu with notable NRL experience as well as the likes of Jacob Gagan and Brendan Piakura. The talent disparity is immense.
Penrith are going to win this by a lot.