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Warriors looking for fairytale finish

The Junior Warriors won't be lacking motivation when they line up the Brisbane Broncos in this afternoon's NYC final in Sydney.

Tuimoala Lolohea, Junior Warriors half. Source: 1 NEWS

The side will look to cap off a fairy tale few weeks.

The excitement began when they sensationally qualified eighth in the dying seconds of their final game of the regular season, they have galvanised during the playoff series in which they have they clinched a spot today's final with a final minute victory over the Eels.

Co-captain Sam Lisone will notch up his 50th cap in his final game could be happier with the way to celebration with the occasion.

"It's really exciting this clubs done a lot for me and to play my 50th NYC game is going to be really massive for me, it's going to be a bit emotional and I would like to go out with a bang."

Having finished up as runners up last year he's got a bit of unfinished business as well, "Last year that feeling still rots inside, so I will be fired up for the boys and to play my 50th going to be massive."

It is the decider between the Warriors and Broncos with it being one a piece each this season, the victories have come in their away games.

Lisone well aware that the Brisbane side have a big forward pack that will be looking to confront the New Zealand boys, "They've got a few big fellas in their team, their props are decent so I think we've just got to do our job and we will be alright."

There is a quiet confidence about Lisone who with his fellow captain Mason Lino will sign off on their NYC careers, the thinks that their close battles through the play offs has been beneficial to them even with the constant trans-Tasman travel, "The bonds a bit stronger and the boys are more tighter so I think that's paid off, we are working hard on the field and in training."

This is the Junior Warriors fourth grand final in five years, while this is only the second time the Broncos have been in the final since the competition's imception in 2008.