SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 10: Boyd Cordner of the Blues and team mates celebrate with the State of Origin trophy after winning the series and winning game three of the 2019 State of Origin series between the New South Wales Blues and the Queensland Maroons at ANZ Stadium on July 10, 2019 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. Tom Trbojevic (Centre) 6/10

Didn’t have the impact he had in Game II but he did his job nonetheless.

  1. Jack Wighton (Centre) 6.5/10

Ran hard and tackled harder. Finished the contest with 14 carries (110 metres) and 16 tackles (3 misses).

  1. Josh Addo-Carr (Wing) 5.5/10

Didn’t get many opportunities with just 11 touches of the football.

  1. James Maloney (Five-Eighth) 6/10

Rocks and diamonds but he tried his guts out. Perfect with the boot, kicking five from five.

  1. 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.

  1. 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).

  1. 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.

  1. David Klemmer (Prop) 6.5/10

Another solid performance from New South Wales premier prop. 14 carries for 125 run metres and 22 tackles.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

Bench: 

  1. Paul Vaughn (Interchange) 7/10

Had an immediate impact from the Blues bench, scoring their first try late in the second half.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. Wade Graham (Interchange) 3.5/10

Unfortunately another injury ended his night early.

8 COMMENTS

  1. Have to disagree on Boyd Cordner, as a rooster supporter I’m yet to see anything special from him this year.
    Nearly lost us the game with his terrible defensive effort allowing QLD the equaliser.
    Love to swap Cameron Murray for Victor Radley at any cost.

  2. Perace should be a 6at best

    When we needed a long kicking game he wasn’t there.

    Threw 1 good pass. Actually 5.5 🙂

  3. Maloney 4/10. Hopeless kicking game, poor options, poor passes. Like last time whoever scored these is a muppet.

  4. By the way Steven, I can not beleive you are impersonating a person who has passed away.
    Cordner had a good game and his ability to lead by example is his greatest attribute. His actions are follow me.

  5. Great win by the Nsw Blues, most of the ratings are accurate or close to it. Probaby Murray playing 30 mins and getting a seven is a little generous but who cares. Nsw won!

  6. Great to see that fool steve.syd. kicked off the site. He was 5 cans short of a 6 pack.

    Go The Blues. My voice is still hoarse from last night after attending the big clash.

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