BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 11: Boyd Cordner of the Blues and team mates celebrate with the trophy after winning the series following game three of the State of Origin series between the Queensland Maroons and the New South Wales Blues at Suncorp Stadium on July 11, 2018 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
  1. James Tedesco (Fullback)

Didn’t reach the heroics of Game I or II but was still outstanding for the Blues: 8/10

  1. Tom Trbojevic (Wing)

Third times a charm. Tom Trbojevic’s best Origin performance to date. Was among the Blues best: 8.5/10

  1. Latrell Mitchell (Centre)

Another player who didn’t reach the heroic levels he achieved in Game I and II. Only three caries of the football, should have been better: 3/10

  1. James Roberts (Centre)

A sound performance let’s see how he goes next series: 6/10

  1. Josh Addo-Carr (Wing)

This guy is dangerous every time he touches the footy: 7.5/10

  1. James Maloney (Five-Eighth)

Didn’t relive his Game I and II heroics – otherwise he’d have possibly been named player of the series – was quite poor, however: 3.5/10

  1. Nathan Cleary (Halfback)

Did his job and covered a lot of territory, again. Probably his best performance this series: 6.5/10

  1. David Klemmer (Prop)

One of New South Wales’ best. Only Blues forward to crack 100 metres with ball in hand: 7.5/10

  1. Damien Cook (Hooker)

New South Wales’ best. Possibly player of the series: 8.5/10

  1. Paul Vaughn (Prop)

Only played 25 minutes but one hit up is unacceptable for a starting front rower at this level of the game: 2/10

  1. Boyd Cordner (Second Row)
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The skipped did his best to lead from the front: 6.5/10

  1. Tyson Frizell (Second Row)

Not his best performance but showed signs of improvement: 5.5/10

  1. Jake Trbojevic (Lock)

New South Wales best forward along with Klemmer: 7/10

14. Jack De Belin (Interchange)

Strong input off the bench: 6.5/10

  1. Tariq Sims (Interchange)

Nice to see him finally make his debut in the Blue jersey after the rough trot he’s been through, but a brain snap lead to a Queensland victory: 4/10

  1. Angus Crichton (Interchange)

Will be better next series after being blooded a year or two earlier than anticipated: 5/10

  1. Tyrone Peachey (Interchange)

Only had a nine minute stint: 2/10

TOTAL: 93

10 COMMENTS

  1. Probably a little harsh on Vaughan, hard to take hit ups without possession. He did heaps of defensive work and can’t remember him missing any tackles.
    And generous to Cleary. Very poor game management. Needed to find the sideline as often as possible in the 2nd half and didn’t once

  2. The NRL and their stooge refs must stop deciding outcomes of games before a ball is even kicked. How blatant. Do they think all fans are as dumb as they are to swallow this sh.t.

  3. oh, and it was Klemmer that had a brain snap lead to a Queensland victory. we could have been level if he didnt go for a trip.
    Sims was stupid, but Klemmers was worse i think.

    • The Sims incident was more pivotal though I think. It changed the momentum of the game. We had the ball and he handed it over through stupidity. As for Klemmer, yes, was also stupid, but it didn’t necessarily stop the try, his trip created the hole in the defensive line, albeit illegally, so if he didn’t trip, no hole, and probably no try anyway. Not defending what he did, but in the overall context of the game the Sims incident was bigger.

      • Sims should never have been penalised if those idiot refs did their jobs. Should have been a nsw penalty for lying all over sims for a minute and a half and not lettong him up to play the ball. Nsw got penalised for tackling someone for a whole 2 seconds

  4. imho the scoring of Mitchell and Frizell is a bit harsh. Same with Maloney but I can understand the reasoning a bit.
    If Mitchell’s score was harsh, his centre partners rating was a bit kind.
    Frizell did a lot of the unheralded work, his chase on a runaway holmes was typical of his effort and commitment.
    But the biggest debacle was slaters man of the series award….what a joke.

    • Your right giving Mitchell 3/10 is crazy, should of got 1/10 amd the point would be because he managed to put the correct jersey on and not fall over running out of the tunnel…
      What a despicable performance by him. 3 runs all game is terrible

  5. Agree – Mitchell went missing. I thought Roberts had a good game in defence. NSW didn’t seem to have much of a plan – forwards run it up, get smashed, make no metres, then Cleary puts up a kick. I agree with Gus, in all 3 games, NSW had a lot of trouble getting out of their 20.

  6. How can you blame Mitchell , our attack was terrible, no backline play at all, Fittler needs to coach, was sus on him from the start, his tactics were aweful, there was no structure in attack at all, just hope he learns from this, the only thing that saved us was our defence.

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