| Rugby League News | Monday October 7 2013 5:41
The Junior Warriors have failed to claim the NRL under-20s title.
The Warriors trailed Penrith 34-6 with half an hour remaining, but rallied to 34-30.
Penrith ran out the eventual winners 42-30.
Junior Warriors coach John Ackland says they were beaten by a better side.
"Penrith have got three or four of the best players I've seen in the under-20s, and I think a lot of them are going to have long futures in the NRL.
"We're all proud of them, it was their day today."
It was Ackland's final match as under-20s coach.
Photo: John Ackland, 2011 (Getty Images)