PERTH, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 23: Michael Morgan and Ben Hunt of the Maroons look dejected after defeat during game two of the 2019 State of Origin series between the New South Wales Blues and the Queensland Maroons at Optus Stadium on June 23, 2019 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)
  1. Kalyn Ponga (Fullback) 5/10

A number of errors in both attack and defence, left his ‘A’ game in Brisbane unfortunately.

  1. Corey Oates (Wing) 5/10

Wasn’t his worst game but was missing his usual oomph in his running game. One of just three Maroons to cross the 100 running metres milestone.

  1. Michael Morgan (Centre) 5.5/10

Earnt the most running metres (118) amongst all Queensland players and tied for most tackle breaks (four).

  1. Will Chambers (Centre) 5/10

The lone try scorer for the Maroons was again full of rocks and diamond moments.

  1. Dane Gagai (Wing) 5/10

Was he wearing his Souths jumper underneath the Maroon tonight? Didn’t reach his previous standards of representative performances.

  1. Cameron Munster (Five-Eighth) 5.5/10

Tried to help his forwards out with 14 runs but despite his best efforts, didn’t create many opportunities.

  1. Daly Cherry-Evans (Halfback) 6/10

Had a great first 35 minutes but went missing in the remaining 45.

  1. Dylan Napa (Prop) 3/10

Just three runs for a starting Origin forward. Not good enough and not up to standard.

  1. Ben Hunt (Hooker) 7/10

A shining light. Set up a try for Chambers in the first half and earnt the achievement of having kicked more 40/20’s than any other player in Origin history.

  1. Josh Papalii (Prop) 5/10

A handful of errors in both attack and defence. The Blues pack contained him well.

  1. Felise Kaufusi (Second Row) 6.5/10

The only Maroons forward to run over 100 run metres.

  1. Matt Gillett (Second Row) 6.5/10

Tried his guts out with 50 tackles. Could have done more with ball in hand however.

  1. Josh McGuire (Lock) 7/10

One of the only Maroons forwards to have a dig. Finished the contest with 95 metres and 40 tackles.


  1. Moses Mbye (Interchange) 3/10

Only played 14 minutes in total.

  1. Jarrod Wallace (Interchange) 3.5/10

Showed why he wasn’t selected in Game I. Highlights the fact that Queensland’s depth is incredibly dim.

  1. Tim Glasby (Interchange) 5/10

25 tackles and nine hitups for 63 metres. Wasn’t the best performance but showed enough in a 29-minute stint to warrant selection in the decider.

  1. David Fifita (Interchange) 5/10

Offered more than several of the starters.


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