- James Tedesco (Fullback) 9.5/10
May very well have been a different result had Tedesco not been at the back for the Blues. Scored two tries, including the match winner on the siren and had a hand in another.
- Blake Ferguson (Wing) 8/10
Did a mountain of work and didn’t let his side down. Finished the contest with 180 run metres from 21 carries. Safe as houses underneath the highball too.
- Tom Trbojevic (Centre) 6/10
Didn’t have the impact he had in Game II but he did his job nonetheless.
- Jack Wighton (Centre) 6.5/10
Ran hard and tackled harder. Finished the contest with 14 carries (110 metres) and 16 tackles (3 misses).
- Josh Addo-Carr (Wing) 5.5/10
Didn’t get many opportunities with just 11 touches of the football.
- James Maloney (Five-Eighth) 6/10
Rocks and diamonds but he tried his guts out. Perfect with the boot, kicking five from five.
- Mitchell Pearce (Halfback) 7/10
Had a quiet opening 25 minutes but later came to life. Played his part well and started the set piece which led to Tedesco crossing over for the match winner.
- Daniel Saifiti (Prop) 4/10
Much like his debut, Saifiti only had the one stint. Played the opening 22 minutes in which he carried the ball four times and completed 14 tackles (1 miss).
- Damien Cook (Hooker) 9/10
His stats speak for themselves. A try, a try assist, two line break assists, a line break, 125 running metres and 44 tackles. Almost as influential on the final result as Tedesco.
- David Klemmer (Prop) 6.5/10
Another solid performance from New South Wales premier prop. 14 carries for 125 run metres and 22 tackles.
- Boyd Cordner (Second Row) 7.5/10
The captain never disappoints with his performances. 13 runs and 33 tackles for Cordner, who now has two Origin series wins as captain under his belt.
- Tyson Frizell (Second Row) 5.5/10
Didn’t do a lot for the Blues with ball in hand (3 runs) but did the hard yards in defence, topping the tackle count for his side with 45.
- Jake Trbojevic (Lock) 6.5/10
Another player who didn’t make as big an impact as they did in the previous match but nonetheless put in another solid effort. 9 runs for 91 metres and 39 tackles for Game II’s man of the match.
- Paul Vaughn (Interchange) 7/10
Had an immediate impact from the Blues bench, scoring their first try late in the second half.
- Dale Finucane (Interchange) 7/10
New South Wales’ bench proved a major difference maker last night. Finucane provided his side with 12 carries for 120 run metres and 24 tackles during his very effective stint.
- Cameron Murray (Interchange) 7/10
Was a real spark off the bench for New South Wales. Broke the line minutes after taking the field, almost setting up a try in the process. Later pulled off a one-on-one strip that gave his side fantastic field position.
- Wade Graham (Interchange) 3.5/10
Unfortunately another injury ended his night early.